BSA Scouting is a family based organization that helps Clatsop County youth develop citizenship, character and physical fitness. Serves boys ages 6-20 and girls 14-20 through adult mentoring programs.
Camp Kiwanilong provides a safe, unique, rustic camp with programs that serve area youth of all backgrounds including school, youth and community groups. “Sparkyships” are granted to needs-based youth attending the 6-week summer program.
Clatsop County’s non-profit agency specializing in food, housing, energy assistance. CCA offers Information & Referral to all of the area’s human service partners to help individuals and their families in need.
The Harbor provides advocacy, prevention and support while promoting self-determination and hope for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.
The Healing Circle – Victory Over Child Abuse (VOCA): 503-325-2761
Victory Over Child Abuse (VOCA) Camp is a safe, specialized, healing annual camp program for child survivors of sexual abuse. Adult volunteers provide children safety and healing time during camp, as well as mentoring support through the year.
Libraries Reading Outreach in Clatsop County is a library services outreach program for all youth in Clatsop County that live in rural areas of the County. Together, through collaboration, networking, and community support, we are bridging the gaps between funded and unfunded youth services in rural areas. The work is supported by the three public libraries, five school districts, and Clatsop County as well as grants, public, and private support. Our three main goals are to place a library card in the hands of every child who wants one, to provide courier services between the schools and libraries for library materials, and to support the annual countywide summer reading program.
Run through Clatsop Community College, the Lives in Transition (LIT) program is designed to support students as they complete or continue their education. It provides a trauma-sensitive environment encouraging students to develop greater self-awareness about their educational goals, enhance self-esteem, overcome personal barriers, and establish clear career directions.
The Mission of Helping Hands is to provide a helping hand to a sustainable life through Resources, Recovery, and Reentry. The programs are person-centered and trauma-informed; strong collaborative partnerships are built with local programs and connections are fostered between participants and community partners.
The Start Making A Reader Today (SMART) program connects kids, books and volunteers – because reading matters, and the simple magic and joy of a shared book can change a child’s life trajectory.
What they provide: Parent navigators help guide you through a difficult system. Parent education groups and workshops. Parent support groups. Year-round sensory friendly community events. Summer camps. Youth navigator services. Tutoring. IEP advocate assistance.