Author Archives: Dennise Kowalczyk

Staff Spotlight: Hailey Bailey

Kinship House has programming partnership with Bridge Meadows, an intergenerational housing community that provides homes for elders and families who adopt foster children.  The program provides safe, stable communities and Kinship House provides mental health care for some of the children … Continue reading

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Kinship House Appoints New Executive Director

Kinship House is pleased to announce that Natalie Wood has joined the non-profit as the new Executive Director to manage all aspects of the agency. Ms. Wood has spent her career working with children, youth, and young adults involved with … Continue reading

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Donated Stock & Marketable Securities

Kinship House is forever grateful for all the generous support the community has bestowed upon us over the past 20+ years – thank you! Another way to support Kinship House and it is so easy to do: make a gift … Continue reading

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Kinship House Hero: Aaron Taylor

Last year, Kinship House received a generous gift of $10,000 to use for our general operations.  It was a surprise donation from Aaron Taylor from Washington State who sent us the gift to support foster and adopted children with learning … Continue reading

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Community Partner: Rose City Mortgage

When Percy Wise and his partner moved to Portland from the Bay Area in the early 2000’s they didn’t come alone. They also brought their 5-year nephew, for whom they were recently serving as kinship guardians. Moving to Portland allowed … Continue reading

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New Opportunities at Kinship House!

Kinship House is a non-profit that was founded in 1996 and provides outpatient mental health services to foster and adopted children and their families. We specialize in championing children and families with target interventions during all stages of foster care, … Continue reading

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Volunteer Spotlight: Cassie Diamond

Our board members dedicate hours of volunteer time to lead our organization. Cassie Diamond of Diamond Financial Partners joined the Kinship House board in August 2016. In her role as a board member, she serves as the chair of our … Continue reading

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Welcome, Toye & Chantal!

Please join us in welcoming two new employees at Kinship House:  Toye S. Jones (office manager) and Chantal Hart MAS-MFT (clinician)! A life-long resident of Portland, Toye graduated with a BS in Social Science from Portland State University and is … Continue reading

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Our New Art Therapy Space

Just a few months ago, Kinship House finished up renovations for our new art therapy space in one of our houses in northeast Portland.  The space will be used for sessions with our teen clients who will use quality art … Continue reading

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Opus Community Foundation

Kinship House thanks the Opus Community Foundation for its generous grant award of $5,000! Opus Bank established the Opus Community Foundation on September 30, 2010. Their goal is to improve the quality of life for those that are less advantaged … Continue reading

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