Author Archives: Bekka Zander

Volunteer Spotlight: Kendra Little

Kinship House is blessed with the incredible volunteer support of community ranging from monthly clean-up of our facility to helping out at our events to providing much-need administrative support. Kendra runs her own business. She is a database guru, helping … Continue reading

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Volunteer Spotlight – Jenna Scott

Kinship House is blessed with the incredible volunteer support of community ranging from monthly clean-up of our facility to helping out at our events to providing much-need administrative support. Jenna recently joined our volunteer team and is helping in our … Continue reading

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Spirit Mountain Community Fund Award

KINSHIP HOUSE RECEIVES SPIRIT MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY FUND GRANT AWARD (PORTLAND, OR) September 14, 2016 – Kinship House is pleased to be the recipient of a $34,000.00 award from the Spirit Mountain Community Fund Spirit Mountain Community Fund, the philanthropic arm … Continue reading

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Windermere Foundation

Kinship House is please to announce the recent award of $1,600.00 from the Windermere Foundation. For the past 27 years, the Windermere Foundation has donated a portion of the proceeds from every home purchased or sold towards supporting low-income and … Continue reading

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Kinship House Appoints New Development Director

Kinship House is pleased to announce that Dennise M. Kowalczyk has joined the non-profit to manage all aspects of fund development and public relations for the organization. Dennise M. Kowalczyk is a long-time fundraising and communications professional having spent the … Continue reading

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Year End Newsletter

Happy Holidays from Kinship House As the end-of-year bustle takes over in homes across the Portland metro area, we at Kinship House are looking ahead to growth and the ability to serve more kids in our community in 2016. Not … Continue reading

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September 2015 Newsletter

Access. It’s an important word at Kinship House.  Without access to vital mental health services, foster and adoptive children with significant mental health challenges often fail at placement. Through no fault of their own, they may suffer through childhood only … Continue reading

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Kinship House featured in Season of Sharing

Kinship House is delighted to have been chosen by the Oregonian to be featured in this year’s Season of Sharing Holiday give guide. Click the link below to view the full article. http://www.oregonlive.com/sharing/

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Shake and Share Summer Group Completed

What was the Shake and Share Summer Group?! A therapeutic summer program for children in foster care focused on building self regulation skills, practicing positive coping and addressing trauma resolution in a safe, fun group setting. We had the help … Continue reading

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Foster Care Month: How You Can Help!

In our final post regarding May as Foster Care Awareness Month, we continue with excerpts from the website FosterCareMonth.org. “No matter who you are or how much time you have to give, you can help create permanent, lifelong connections for these … Continue reading

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