Spirit Mountain Community Fund 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 of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde.

The award will be supporting New Starts, a Kinship House program located in east county. The funding will help mitigate the costs associated with the increase of clinical staffing at that facility.  As a result, it will connect more children and families in the east metro area with Kinship services who do not have easy access to reach the close-in facility in northeast Portland.

“Kinship House is honored to receive the generous support of our work to support children and families in their quest to establish healthy and loving homes,” said Executive Director, Heather Jefferis.  “This award will help us hire the professionals needed to serve children navigating mental health challenges while establishing loving family connections.”

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 20 years of providing mental health services, thousands of Oregon children have received services 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 families have the support they need to navigate the process through a holistic approach. For more information, see our website at www.kinshiphouse.org.

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