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General Resources

Your home is more than just a house or apartment — it’s a place within a community

Home Forward encourages residents’ active participation in neighborhood events, educational opportunities, and group activities. 
Home Forward is part of a local and national network of agencies and organizations that build a critical safety net for the community. We’ve compiled a list of broad and local resources here that may be helpful.

The Louisa Flowers

Parks and Recreation – activities and courses designed for people 55 and older

Meals on Wheels  

SummerworksSummerWorks is a PAID summer internship program for youth ages 16-24 in the Portland Metro area.

Free Geek – Free computers for Portland K-12 students who volunteer

Outside In

Portland YouthBuilders

Arts For All – Show your Oregon Trail Card and get $5 tickets Oregon’s best performances

Portland Art Museum  – Free admission from 5-8 p.m. the first Thursday of the month.

Portland Children’s Museum is free to visitors the first Friday of the month from 4-8 p.m.

Oregon Historical Society – The museum is free to residents of Multnomah County. 

Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement or call (503) 823-4519

Community Services Guide – help lines, employment assistance, support groups, and food boxes

211 Family Infoa service from 211info.

GreatSchoolshelp finding the schools for your children.

OregonLawHelpfree legal information for low-income Oregonians

Oregon Veterans – directory of state benefits

Comcast low cost internet service

CenturyLinklow cost internet service

Oregon Helpsdetermine whether you qualify for federal, state, and local services.

Free Geek volunteer to get a free rebuilt computer.

Help with Hoarding

Oregon Food Bank

Volunteer Match

Oregon Volunteers!

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