Tag Archives: foster care

Save the Dates – 2019

As we enter 2019, we are excited to share with you dates for upcoming events hosted by Kinship House! Community Pints Night – Deschutes Brewery – Tuesdays in May Friends & Family Night – Mcmenamins Broadway Pub – June TBA … Continue reading

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Be a Kinship House Hero: Host an event!

Every year, thousands of Portland-area children transition through foster care and adoption services. The process of fitting into a new home is emotionally straining on kids, who have a limited support network, and have endured physical or mental abuse, neglect, or trauma. … Continue reading

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Volunteer Spotlight: Sage Mattsson

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. Sage Mattsson is one of the amazing community members who supported … Continue reading

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Our Services: Assessments

At Kinship House, we address the missing piece in services provided to most children touched by foster care and adoption. In addition to significant mental health concerns, these children have been traumatized by a necessary but difficult system. They need … Continue reading

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November – Adoption Awareness Month

November is National Adoption Awareness Month. While all adoption-related issues are important, the particular focus of this month is the adoption of children currently in foster care. The first major effort to promote awareness of the need for adoptive families for children in the … 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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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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Kinship House Welcomes A New Intern

Kinship House is pleased to welcome Emily Wintringham as a new intern in our fund development department. She will be helping with social media, crafting blog posts, and managing our e-communications. — Dennise Kowalczyk, Development & Communications Director Meet Emily … Continue reading

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Community Collaborator: Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

Kinship House is pleased to announce that we have been selected as this year’s beneficiary of the annual book donation presented by the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)! The SCBWI is one of the largest existing organizations … Continue reading

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