PORTLAND, Ore. — We have started offering up a new segment each week during The Story with Dan Haggerty called "Hey Help" – it's a chance to highlight non-profits doing crucial work in Oregon and SW Washington.
The routine is simple. Each week, Dan will present a new organization he'd like to highlight and asks you to consider a small donation to the group.
We will share the causes within this article every week. If you know of a cause that could benefit, please reach out to: TheStory@KGW.com.
If you are not able to give but want to support the effort, please consider sharing this link with others who may feel encouraged to donate. Thank you all for your consideration and generosity!
In an effort to interrupt intergenerational cycles of criminal justice involvement in families, the Family Preservation Project addresses the distinct needs of children of incarcerated parents, incarcerated mothers, and families/caregivers. FPP provides regular and meaningful visits between mothers and children, caregiver and family support, hands-on mentoring, and works to help minimize post-incarceration barriers to thriving families and successful communities.
Research has shown that strong relationships between incarcerated mothers and their children and family are among the strongest predictors of success post-incarceration. SB 720 creates FPP in statute, requires regular evaluation and provides funding through 2029.
Santiam Service Integration Disaster Management provides critical support to survivors since the 2020 wildfires. Their team has been providing valuable services to the canyon communities for nearly five years. Within the last 9 months, they have refined their operations and have been crucial in getting households into long-term housing solutions and connected to local, state, and federal resources. They are the leaders in the Canyon providing disaster case management. Additionally, they have been a refuge for those traumatized by the wildfires and have helped survivors gain access to mental health and other available supports. Up to this point Santiam Hospital has been funding the majority of the recovery effort provided by Santiam Service Integration Disaster Management Team.
#HeyDan viewers helped raise $5,071.15 for SIT!
Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro (BGCP) plays a vital role in our community, empowering more than 6,400 youth each year to discover their full potential through impactful after-school and summer programs. Clubs are designed to support kids and teens as they develop the qualities, they need to achieve academic success, become responsible leaders, and live healthy lives. Today, the Clubs operate nine facilities located throughout the metropolitan area, including school-based programs in the North Clackamas School District. BGCP meets the critical needs of our diverse members by providing everyday necessities such as healthy meals and snacks, academic support, counseling services, field trips and employment opportunities. Clubs open doors of opportunity for young people to achieve their great future.
#HeyDan viewers helped raise $680 for Boys & Girls Club!
We all deserve safety, stability, and well-being. Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare is ensuring access to whole health care -- integrated mental health and addictions services, primary care, and housing -- for our most vulnerable community members who are facing significant adversities. For more than 40 years, Cascadia has been the community health and housing safety net provider for Oregonians of all ages experiencing mental health and addiction challenges, trauma, poverty, and homelessness.
#HeyDan viewers helped raise for $3,639 Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare!
Founded in 1969, SOLVE’s mission is to bring Oregonians together to improve our environment and build a legacy of stewardship. SOLVE restores and preserves Oregon’s environment by mobilizing the power of volunteers and partners with the generosity of donors. Across the state, SOLVE brings diverse communities together to improve the health and safety of our neighborhoods and natural areas including our coast, rivers, parks, and forests.
#HeyDan viewers helped raise for $5,344.60 SOLVE!