Family Day: A Celebration of Oregon's Immigrant Communities
Dec
15
12:00 PM12:00

Family Day: A Celebration of Oregon's Immigrant Communities

Join us for a free all ages program celebrating some of Oregon’s immigrant communities! 

Cultural Exhibitions

12pm Vietnamese Adult Choir & Vietnamese Children’s Choir
1:15pm Iraqi Cultural Music and Dance
3:15pm Borana Women’s Group Cultural Music and Dance

Activities for All Ages
12pm – 4pm

• Tissue Paper Stained Glass Suncatcher 
• Dragon, Cow, and Goat Hand Puppets
• Sponge-patterned Gift Bags
• Borana Tribe Artifact Table
• Bosnian Artifact Table by BECO

Families are also invited to visit History Hub, OHS’s permanent exhibition made for kids, by kids. In History Hub, youth and families can explore the topic of diversity through fun, hands-on interactives and pictures. View historic artifacts like suffragist Abigail Scott Duniway’s typewriter, learn about different cultures by reading books in the “Book Nook,” and discover how Oregonians have stood up for fairness throughout history.

Thank you to this month’s Family Day partners:
• Abba Choir
• Bosniaks Educational Cultural Organization (BECO)
• Huong Viet Performing Arts Group 
• Sabbo Gonna Sisters


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 PRSG RIHO Middle Eastern Bake Sale
Dec
16
2:00 PM14:00

PRSG RIHO Middle Eastern Bake Sale

The Portland Refugee Support Group and the Rosewood Immigrant and Hospitality Organization are bringing back our amazing bakers for another Holiday Bake Sale. Baklava, Fatayer, Harissa, Ma'amoul, Ma'arouk, Qatayef, Za'atar Manakish and so much more. You don't want to miss these flavors for the holidays!

Our bakers are refugees from Syria, Afganistan, Libya and Iraq. They bring with them delicious and authentic recipes from their home countries. Come treat your tongue and enjoy some coffee, tea and neighborhood cheer.

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APANO Holiday Party
Dec
17
6:00 PM18:00

APANO Holiday Party

  • Filipino-American Association Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Before the holidays, APANO wants to thank you for your amazing contributions this year! They invite community members, volunteers, donors, and allies to celebrate a night filled with insane amounts of fun.

Join us December 17th at the Filipino-American Association Center (8917 SE Stark St, Portland) from 6-9pm. Enjoy dancing, karaoke, food, a photo booth and more! 

RSVP here: https://secure.everyaction.com/9WKIvPClok-sMX6usf9bKg2

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Bake America Great Again
Dec
19
6:00 PM18:00

Bake America Great Again

We are proud to bring you the 4th Annual Bake America Great Again fundraiser event! The sale will take place on Wednesday, December 19th, from 6-9PM at Baerlic Brewing in SE Portland. (Please note the NEW location this year.)

The proceeds from the sale go directly to IRCO - the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization. 

There will be treats for sale from some of the best bakers, restaurants, and bloggers in Portland. In addition, we will have baked goods for sale from local refugee women in our community. (The money from these goods will go directly to the refugees, all other items and raffle prize proceeds will go to IRCO.)

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Free Food Market
Dec
21
11:30 AM11:30

Free Food Market

In Cooperation with Oregon Food Bank, ISOS hosts Free Food Market , fresh, and healthy fruits and vegetables and pantry staples.
Open to whole community. Everyone is welcome!

If you are interested in volunteering with food distribution at Masjed Bilal, please let us know by emailing: info@i-sos.org

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Citizenship Class at Rockwood Library
Jan
6
12:30 PM12:30

Citizenship Class at Rockwood Library

SOAR Immigration Legal Services

Learn about the process of becoming a citizen in a 14-session series of classes. Prepare for your citizenship interview. Study United States history and government for the examination. Classes are taught by a volunteer from SOAR Legal. 

Study English reading, writing, speaking, and U.S. history for the USCIS naturalization exam and interview. Receive free study materials. Learn important skills for your interview. Prepare to become a U.S. citizen. All are welcome!

Dates: Sundays, January 6 to March 31
Time: 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Location:
Rockwood Library
17917 SE Stark St.
Portland, OR 97233

To register, contact Angie at (503) 384-2482 ext. 116 or email akelly@emoregon.org.

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 The Rosewood Initiative and Self Enhancement, Inc. - Utility Assistance (By Appointment ONLY)
Dec
12
10:00 AM10:00

The Rosewood Initiative and Self Enhancement, Inc. - Utility Assistance (By Appointment ONLY)

If you are in need of Utility Assistance, please stop in at Rosewood on Mondays Noon-5:00pm or Tues-Thurs 10am-5:00pm to schedule an appointment. (Do not leave a message via phone we won't be able to schedule for an appointment this way).

SELF ENHANCEMENT, INC. COMMUNITY AND FAMILY PROGRAMS

Energy Assistance Program hosted at The Rosewood Initiative
Most Wednesdays from 10 am – 3 pm (*BY APPOINTMENT ONLY)

You do not have to be past due to be eligible for energy assistance.

Please visit the event page to view documentation required to apply for energy assistance.

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Muslim Education Trust Award/Appreciation/Auction Night
Dec
8
5:00 PM17:00

Muslim Education Trust Award/Appreciation/Auction Night

  • 10330 Southwest Scholls Ferry Road Tigard, OR, 97223 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

MET invites you to join them on Saturday, December 8th for their Award/Appreciation/Auction Night.

Every year, the Muslim Educational Trust recognizes dedicated individuals for their positive contribution to MET and the community at large by presenting awards for Leadership, Community Service, Student Achievement, and Friends of MET.

Learn more on their website.

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Rise up for Refugees: A Benefit for UNRWA
Dec
7
6:00 PM18:00

Rise up for Refugees: A Benefit for UNRWA

  • First Unitarian Church Buchan Reception Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Palestine Refugees Need Your Help!

The lives, rights, dignity, and future of over 5 million children, women, and men are at risk after the abrupt withdrawal of US funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). Since 1950, UNRWA has provided this vulnerable community with quality education, healthcare, protection, employment, and essential services, pending a just and lasting solution for their plight. Now, this vital relief and development agency faces the greatest challenge in its proud history.

Benefit Dinner

In response, we invite you to join us for an educational benefit dinner to raise awareness and support for UNRWA and the refugees it serves. Dinner will include a talk given by keynote speaker Mohammed Eid (Palestine refugee from Gaza, UNRWA beneficiary and former employee, and current Rotary Fellow at UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University). 

Palestinians who have received UNRWA support will share their stories. Join us and be part of the campaign to make a difference! Tax-deductible donations made to UNRWA USA are greatly appreciated and can be made on this platform any time through December 28, 2018.

This event is presented by the United Nations Association of Portland. 

Schedule

6 pm: Reception, networking, and resources tabling
6:30 pm: Buffet dinner catered by Hoda's Middle-Eastern Cuisine
7 pm: Program begins featuring a presentation by Mohammed Eid 

Location

First Unitarian Church Buchan Reception Hall
1226 Southwest Salmon Street
Portland, OR 97205

Parking Information

U-Park: SW 12th between Main and Salmon
City Center: SW 11th and Main
Lawyer's Lot: SW Main between 12th and 13th 
Accessible by Public Transit

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The Immigrant Experience: Artwork by Immigrants in America
Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00

The Immigrant Experience: Artwork by Immigrants in America

Portland Meet Portland is assisting and supporting Akram Sarraj (Iraqi Artist and Refugee) in showing and selling his original artwork at this gallery showing. This is the Pearl District First Thursday opening event but the show will go through December 29th. 

As part of the showing, Akram's Stories from the Diaspora video will also be on dsiplay. Please come out and support PMP and Akram! 

Info on the gallery show below---

"In December, Charles Siegfried will be presenting The Immigrant Show at Blackfish Gallery. This exhibition will showcase artworks by 30+ immigrants born outside the U.S. who were invited to respond in original words and images to the prompt: “What are your experiences living in America?” The Immigrant Show gives the immigrant and refugee communities a voice.

The artists showing work represent an array of ages, ethnicities, countries of origin and art backgrounds, giving the wider Portland community a unique opportunity to view visual and written
artwork from a diverse population that many in the Portland metro area are not familiar with."

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Trivia Night Benefit for the Immigrant and Refugee Community
Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00

Trivia Night Benefit for the Immigrant and Refugee Community

Join us at Portland Mercado for a trivia night that gives back!

Hosted by Future Prairie and Questions About Everything, this trivia night will cover current issues, pop culture, music, and more, and ALL proceeds will benefit the work of the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization

Food from La Arepa
Chips and salsa from Kaah Market
Drinks from Barrio
Comedy by Laura Anne Whitley
Additional sponsorship from Xocotl and Airbnb

Cost: $40 a team or $5 a person (suggested donation)
Teams of 6 max.

Don't miss out on amazing prizes from: 
Lepage Food & Drinks
Heart Roasters
Little Bird Bistro
Amy Subach
Maiah Wynne
BOUD
Best Friend
Never Coffee
B-Movie Bingo
Infinite Companion
Katie Mudd

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RIHO Winter Adult English Class
Dec
3
10:00 AM10:00

RIHO Winter Adult English Class

Tell your friends! RIHO (Refugee & Immigrant Hospitality Organization) is starting a new Monday morning class beginning Monday November 26 from 10am-Noon!

Classes are offered Mondays from 10:00 am - Noon and Wednesdays from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm and run now through June 30, 2019.

Childcare is free and all levels are welcome!

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Celebrating Gateway: An International Winter Festival
Dec
1
4:00 PM16:00

Celebrating Gateway: An International Winter Festival

East Portland's Diverse populations celebrate the winter season. Bundle up and come out to Gateway Discovery Park to enjoy the cultural organizations that will demonstrate how their culture celebrates the winter season. Local businesses will host activity stations as you take an international winter tour. Hot Beverages and Kids activities!

This event is presented by the Gateway Area Business Association.
Learn more about Gateway Discovery Park at gatewaydiscoverypdx.org

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The Rosewood Initiative
Dec
1
8:30 AM08:30

The Rosewood Initiative

This Saturday at Rosewood will be a busy day!

8:30-2:30pm: Project Access NOW will be onsite providing enrollment assistance with the health marketplace and OHP.

Remember if you need to get insurance for 2019 it has to be done by December 15th, 2018!

MHCC Head Start program will also be onsite during this time answering questions and accepting applications.

11am-1pm: we will be hosting a Community Art Project and lunch. Join us for envisioning Rosewood's future in a creative way.

We hope to see you there!

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RIHO Winter Adult English Class
Nov
28
4:00 PM16:00

RIHO Winter Adult English Class

Tell your friends! Refugee & Immigrant Hospitality Organization (RIHO) is starting a new Monday morning class beginning Monday November 26 from 10:00 am - Noon!

Classes are offered Mondays from 10:00 am - Noon and Wednesdays from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm and run now through June 30, 2019

Childcare is free and all levels are welcome!

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Free Food Market November
Nov
16
11:30 AM11:30

Free Food Market November

In Cooperation with Oregon Food Bank, ISOS hosts Free Food Market , fresh, and healthy fruits and vegetables and pantry staples.
Open to whole community. Everyone is welcome!

If you are interested in volunteering with food distribution at Masjed Bilal, please let us know by emailing: info@i-sos.org

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Affordable Housing Faith Forum & Resource Fair
Nov
15
6:30 PM18:30

Affordable Housing Faith Forum & Resource Fair

  • Grace Memorial Episcopal Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for a free Faith Forum and Resource Fair on Affordable Housing, cosponsored by Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (EMO) and the City of Portland. We extend an invitation to all faith-based organizations in the City of Portland with interest in developing affordable housing on their property.

The evening will include a panel discussion and a Q & A session with various experts in affordable housing—lenders, developers and city officials. A resource fair will follow the panel discussion and will allow an opportunity for networking and more information around this topic. Light snacks will be provided.

Please RSVP to ksharinghousen@emoregon.org or call Krystal at EMO at (503) 221-1054, ext. 201.

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Immigration: Welcomes, Walls, Sanctuaries, and Borders
Nov
13
7:00 PM19:00

Immigration: Welcomes, Walls, Sanctuaries, and Borders

The League of Women Voter's of Portland's November 2018 Civic Education event focuses on immigration. Panelists include:

Polo Catalani, City of Portland’s New Portlander Programs
Leland Baxter-Neal, ACLU of Oregon
Erin McKee, Oregon Justice Resource Center
Chanpone Sinlapasai, Immigration attorney, Marandas & Sinlapasai Immigration Law Office

The audience will be invited to reflect upon their own immigrant roots and stories, and the panelists will give an overview of the challenges that today’s immigrants face. The discussion will include information about the scope and scale of immigration in Oregon, economic impacts of immigration, and stories of community members who have made the transition from new immigrant to citizen.

Parking is available on the street. The Multnomah County Board Room at 501 SE Hawthorne is easily accessed by public transportation, TriMet options include bus lines 4, 6, 10, 14, 15, and the Portland Streetcar.

MetroEast Community Media records these programs for rebroadcast and online streaming from www.lwvpdx.org. We thank the Multnomah Bar Foundation and the Carol and Velma Saling Foundation for their grants to pay for these recordings.

The League of Women Voters Civic Education programs are free and open to the public. Programs are designed to inform our community about relevant issues. PLEASE JOIN US FOR THIS DISCUSSION.

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Climbing With Purpose | Climb for refugees and immigrants
Nov
9
5:00 PM17:00

Climbing With Purpose | Climb for refugees and immigrants

Come rock climb and celebrate the Refugee Center Online’s Give!Guide Kick-Off!
Have you always wanted to try rock climbing? Are you a seasoned climber? Do you need to do something fun after the election?

Come climb with purpose and support the Refugee Center Online.

We are proud to be one of 150 nonprofits in the Willamette Week’s Give!Guide. Join us for our fundraising party on November 9th, 2018 from 5pm - 8pm at Planet Granite in downtown Portland. Enjoy complimentary food and refreshments, music, and free climbing. The proceeds will benefit the RCO’s work to help refugees and immigrants earn their GEDs and become citizens.

Food catered by Tamale Boy

Minimum Give!Guide suggested donation: $10. All donations will go directly to support the RCO’s work.

Learn how tech is making a difference for refugees and immigrants.

Free belay lessons to first time climbers

This event is free, family friendly and open to the public. Come rock climb and support the Refugee Center Online.

Not interested in climbing? Come cheer on climbers, learn about refugees and immigrants, and have fun! All ages welcome! RSVP here!

Thank you Planet Granite for your support of this event.

You will be asked to sign a waiver. You can do so ahead of time here.

Schedule:
5 PM Snacks from Tamale Boy & rock climbing intro
6 PM Learn how tech is making a difference for refugees and immigrants and how you can support our newest community members
7 PM More rock climbing and celebrating Give!Guide campaign!

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Palestine Children’s Relief Fund - Together We Can Heal a Child
Nov
4
2:00 PM14:00

Palestine Children’s Relief Fund - Together We Can Heal a Child

  • 1226 Southwest 12th Avenue Portland, OR, 97205 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

PCRF (Palestine Children’s Relief Fund) invites you to learn more about the work PCRF does by hearing from their chapter President, Asma Taha, on her medical missions to Palestine joined with PICU nurse educator Pamela Baughman. 

Board members will be present to talk about PCRF’s achievements, current projects and upcoming events. 

Come learn how you can get involved to help the Palestinian crisis. 

Snacks and refreshments will be provided. 

RSVP: 
https://goo.gl/forms/yaFNSCv1i4EuZR8x2

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2018 Collins Summit on Human Migration seminar
Nov
1
1:00 PM13:00

2018 Collins Summit on Human Migration seminar

  • Concordia University in Portland (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

2018 Collins Summit on Human Migration 

Register now for EMO’s 2018 Collins Summit on Thursday, November 1. The Summit will explore the causes, challenges and opportunities of human migration in an increasingly global society. Join a diverse group of refugees, immigrants, advocates and scholars to develop an informed and compassionate approach to human migration both within and across borders.

The event will include an afternoon seminar with a plenary and workshop sessions followed by an evening lecture by The Rev. Dr. David Vásquez-Levy, President of the Pacific School of Religion, and Ellen Rosenblum, Oregon Attorney General.

Afternoon workshop topics include:

  • Root Causes of Migration

  • Faith on the Move: Sacred stories on migration

  • Life as a Refugee: Being a newcomer to the United States

  • Accompaniment Movement: How to become an immigrant ally

  • Long Walk to Deportation: Perils of crossing the U.S. southern border

  • Immigration Law 101: Primer on how the U.S. immigration system works

  • Justice for All: Building bridges between criminal justice reform and immigrant rights

  • Fierce Love: Interrupting hate in public and private places

  • Understanding and Combating Islamophobia

  • Changing the Migration Narrative: Methods of confronting narratives both in us and around us

  • Syrian Exodus: Film of the sea voyage across the Aegean

The evening Collins Lecture will address theological and legal aspects of human migration.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Seminar from 1 to 5:15 p.m.; Lecture from 7 to 9:15 p.m.

Concordia University in Portland

The afternoon seminar will begin at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church
6700 NE 29th Ave., Portland, adjacent to Concordia campus

The evening lecture will be held in the Concordia University Gym
6430 NE 27th Ave., Portland

Registration (deadline Oct. 25) [register here]

Collins Summit (includes afternoon seminar, dinner, evening lecture):
$60 ($30 students with ID).

Collins Lecture only: $25 ($15 students with ID).

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Welding Career Pathway Certificate
Nov
1
12:30 PM12:30

Welding Career Pathway Certificate

  • MHCC Gresham Campus, Applied Technologies Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Refugee/Immigrant friends, check out this Career Pathway Welding Program for ESL students at Mt. Hood Community College!

Accepting applications now! Come to an information session to apply:

Thursday, November 1st 2018, 12:30pm

MHCC Gresham Campus, Applied Technologies Building, 26000 SE Stark St. Gresham, OR 97030

Program Details

• This six-month program provides academic support and job search assistance December 3, 2018 – June 14, 2019

• Full-time training during the week: Six to eight hours of class held during the day, Monday – Thursday

• Tuition assistance and scholarships may be available

• Learn welding, math, blueprint reading and industrial safety

• Improve your English (basic English reading, writing and speaking skills are required for this program — all applicants must take an English proficiency test)

For more information contact
Angelique Kauffman-Rodriguez
Career Pathways Specialist
Angelique.Kauffman@mhcc.edu or 503-660-1444
MHCC.edu/CareerPathwaysSupport


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MIA Documentary
Oct
29
7:00 PM19:00

MIA Documentary

PORTLAND: Witness the extraordinary rise of MIA, from refugee to activist pop star. 

Friday, 8/26 - Monday, 8/29

Drawn from a cache of personal video recordings from the past 22 years, director Steve Loveridge’s Sundance award winning MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. is a startlingly personal profile of the critically acclaimed artist, chronicling her remarkable journey from refugee immigrant to pop star.

Showings:
Friday, October 26, 7:30 PM - 9:05 PM
Saturday, October 27, 7:00 PM - 8:35 PM
Sunday, October 28, 4:30 PM - 6:05 PM
Monday, October 29, 7:00 PM - 8:35 PM

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MIA Documentary
Oct
28
4:30 PM16:30

MIA Documentary

PORTLAND: Witness the extraordinary rise of MIA, from refugee to activist pop star. 

Friday, 8/26 - Monday, 8/29

Drawn from a cache of personal video recordings from the past 22 years, director Steve Loveridge’s Sundance award winning MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. is a startlingly personal profile of the critically acclaimed artist, chronicling her remarkable journey from refugee immigrant to pop star.

Showings:
Friday, October 26, 7:30 PM - 9:05 PM
Saturday, October 27, 7:00 PM - 8:35 PM
Sunday, October 28, 4:30 PM - 6:05 PM
Monday, October 29, 7:00 PM - 8:35 PM

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MIA Documentary
Oct
27
7:00 PM19:00

MIA Documentary

PORTLAND: Witness the extraordinary rise of MIA, from refugee to activist pop star. 

Friday, 8/26 - Monday, 8/29

Drawn from a cache of personal video recordings from the past 22 years, director Steve Loveridge’s Sundance award winning MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. is a startlingly personal profile of the critically acclaimed artist, chronicling her remarkable journey from refugee immigrant to pop star.

Showings:
Friday, October 26, 7:30 PM - 9:05 PM
Saturday, October 27, 7:00 PM - 8:35 PM
Sunday, October 28, 4:30 PM - 6:05 PM
Monday, October 29, 7:00 PM - 8:35 PM

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MIA Documentary
Oct
26
7:30 PM19:30

MIA Documentary

PORTLAND: Witness the extraordinary rise of MIA, from refugee to activist pop star. 

Friday, 8/26 - Monday, 8/29

Drawn from a cache of personal video recordings from the past 22 years, director Steve Loveridge’s Sundance award winning MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. is a startlingly personal profile of the critically acclaimed artist, chronicling her remarkable journey from refugee immigrant to pop star.

Showings:
Friday, October 26, 7:30 PM - 9:05 PM
Saturday, October 27, 7:00 PM - 8:35 PM
Sunday, October 28, 4:30 PM - 6:05 PM
Monday, October 29, 7:00 PM - 8:35 PM

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Culturally Specific Peer Support Training 2nd session
Oct
25
to Oct 27

Culturally Specific Peer Support Training 2nd session

  • 605 Southeast Cesar Estrada Chavez Boulevard Portland, OR, 97214 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Lutheran Community Services is offering a FREE 40-hour peer support training which can be applied to the Oregon Health Authority’s certification.

Attendees must commit to all 40 hours of training offered twice in October.

Lunch & snacks will be provided.

The skills you will learn in this training include the following:

  • decrease stigma

  • community support

  • coordination

  • self care

  • psycho-education

  • system advocacy

Question? Call 503-731-9561 or email mhassan@lcsnw.org. See this page for more.

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