Social Services Resources
In addition to providing free Christmas trees during the holidays, The Giving Trees strives to provide additional to the families we serve by connecting you with social services resources that might improve your quality of life.
We do this in two ways:
Providing a list of social services organizations with which we partner, including:
Big Brothers Big Sisters (www.bbig.org): Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) provides one-to-one mentors for any youth, ages 6-17 years old. Our mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationship that ignite the power and promise of youth. Our goals for the youth that we serve are focused in areas that have a positive impact in each of their lives: increased self-confidence, improved academic performance, increased interest in learning, and stronger, positive relationships with humankind through increased sense of belonging.
Department of Multnomah County Services (www.multco.us/dchs): The Department of County Human Services (DCHS) designs programs, services and funding to provide stability for Multnomah County residents across the lifespan. DCHS strives to not only uplift our community members in times of need – but to invest in innovative, future-oriented approaches to human services that prevent crises, build assets and nurture self-determination within our communities by addressing and redressing the root causes of racism and all other forms of inequity.
Family Building Blocks (www.familybuildingblocks.org): We prevent child abuse by keeping children safe and families together. We empower families to break the generational cycle of abuse through parenting education, therapeutic classrooms, and home visits.
Goldberg Scholars (www.kipp.org/goldbergscholars): An annual scholarship to empower a new generation of diverse leaders. The Dave Goldberg Scholars Program honors the remarkable life and legacy of Dave Goldberg by providing exceptional KIPP graduates with financial support and mentorship throughout college.
Headstart of Yamhill County (www.yamhillheadstart.org): Head Start of Yamhill County provides services for children in a comprehensive, family-focused, early childhood development program. Our preschool program serves children ages three through five. Our Early Head Start program serves pregnant moms, infants, and toddlers up to age 3.
Lifeworks NW (www.lifeworksnw.org): LifeWorks NW provides a range of mental health services for clients across the lifespan, including outpatient and residential care. From child and family mental health and prevention services to the unique needs of adolescents and young adults, we have counselors expert in supporting all.
Michelle's Love (www.michelleslove.org): Through volunteering and donations, Michelle's Love's Mission is to help relieve the stress of single parents undergoing cancer treatment. Our organization strives to ease daily responsibilities by offering housing payments, meals, and home cleanings, allowing parents more time to heal and spend with their children.
Oregon Food Bank (www.oregonfoodbank.org): We collect and distribute food across Oregon and Southwest Washington, helping ensure free food is available to everyone experiencing food insecurity — especially those disproportionately harmed by unfair systems rooted in racism, classism and sexism.
Raphael House of Portland (www.raphaelhouse.com): We are proud to offer immediate safety and a wide range of supportive services for survivors, while working to create lasting change through prevention education.
Westside Food Brigade (https://sites.google.com/westsidefoodbrigade.com/home/home): Westside Food Brigade is a food pantry open almost every Saturday of the year.
Consulting with individuals and families in a concierge fashion to identify the right resources suited to your particular needs. If you are interested in discussing your resource needs with someone from The Giving Trees team, please fill out the form on this page.