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 the foster care system. Her wealth of experience includes stewarding a philosophy of empowerment by building strong alliances to further the work of healthy living for young people.

“I am truly honored to join this incredible team. For more than 20 years, Kinship House’s professional staff has served some of our community’s most vulnerable and most resilient children and families through mission-aligned, unduplicated service. Having spent my career working in this field in multiple capacities, I can speak with confidence that the services provided through Kinship House are truly life-changing for those we serve. It is a privilege to continue this work and further build on the organization’s strong foundation as we move forward.” – Natalie Wood, Executive Director of Kinship House

Kinship House was founded in 1996 and provides outpatient mental health services to children and their families. We specialize in championing children and families with target interventions during all stages of foster care, reunification and adoption. In over twenty years of providing mental health services, we have served thousands of local children on their journey to the care only a permanent and healthy family can provide. With almost 3,000 children in foster care annually in Multnomah County alone, our services ensure that children and family have the support they need to navigate the process in the healthiest way possible.


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