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RALI awards grant to NW Family Services to support vulnerable populations impacted by COVID-19

RALI Oregon continues to collaborate with our partners and support their critical work as they strive to meet the needs of their communities amid COVID-19. RALI Oregon partner Northwest Family Services, is a multi-cultural, multi-service non-profit organization that supports family stability, child well-being, and victims of crime by focusing on the social determinants of health.

Since 1983, the organization has worked to reduce poverty through health, education, employment, and social justice services. Programs and services include, health and social service navigation, culturally specific shelters for women and children who have experienced violence, youth prevention and intervention programs, outpatient alcohol and drug treatment, coalition support for drug free communities, support for youth and families affected by incarceration, youth education and employment success, restorative justice, mental health services, job readiness and placement, couple’s classes, parenting, healthy relationship education, and more.

RALI Oregon was recently able to provide a grant to support the Prevention and Community Public Health Department of Northwest Family Services. This program works with partners in East Multnomah and Clackamas Counties to provide education and create community-wide change to reduce substance use and related public health challenges among youth and the community.

“In partnership with RALI Oregon, we were able to continue to offer programs and services through our Prevention and Community Health Department. The needs of those served by this program have suddenly changed and increased due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant allowed us to offer gift cards to the most vulnerable members of the community to access food and cover other basic needs,” said Abby Wells, Prevention and Community Health Department Manager at Northwest Family Services.

RALI Oregon applauds the work of Northwest Family Services and all Oregon partners who are sustaining their communities by providing essential services and programs during this unprecedented time.

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