With the holidays coming up, we at CCPC would like to wish our community a merry Christmas and a happy New Year! 2015 has been an exciting year for us, as we have seen the beginning of a new mental health program, as well as continued work in our other programs. We are excited to be able to keep serving youth and families in
This year, CCPC is honored to be included along with over 100 other area non-profits in the Statesman Journal’s Catalog of Giving. For the third year in a row, this catalog has been published in order to provide residents of the Mid-Willamette Valley with opportunities to give much-need items to the groups who are helping our community. Each non-profit was invited to share three requests
Local digital artist Chris Hahn recently produced a video for CCPC detailing what we do for the youth in our community. The 5-minute video features testimonials from CCPC staff, proctor parents, and former CCPC youth. The video is now featured on the front page of our website (in the bottom left corner). Check it out, spread it around, and think about how you might
November 8, 2015 was recognized by the Christian Alliance for Orphans as Orphan Sunday, a day recognized annually in which churches across the world are asked to consider how they can help those who are fatherless. Many churches today are finding a growing number of their members involved in foster care, adoption, and other forms of orphan care. This year CCPC was invited to
Thanks to the hard work of CCPC’s staff, youth, and volunteers, we have several recent developments worth reporting. Herb Spiral Seating Area The area just west of the garden was transformed into this pleasant sitting space, with picnic tables surrounding an herb spiral. Freshman students from Corban University helped to put this area together, along with CCPC’s maintenance staff. It will provide a nice
Thanks to generous donations from the TJX Foundation and the Washington Federal Foundation, CCPC was recently able to purchase several computers for use by youth in our mentoring and proctor programs. These Surface Pro tablets (as seen above with two of our mentors) will receive plenty of use by CCPC youth as they do schoolwork and research, search for jobs, and have fun with their mentors.
On March 30th, due to the generosity of hundreds of individual donors, 1151 youth from the greater Portland area were able to attend the Portland Trail Blazers vs. Phoenix Suns game. A number of CCPC youth (along with several staff and proctor parents) were among this group. For the past seven years, Blazer’s Edge, a widely read blog covering the Portland Trail Blazers, has solicited its readers
CCPC youth often lack access to activities and resources which many take for granted. However, through the generosity of Sleep Country Foster Kids, we are able to provide life-changing opportunities that would otherwise be unavailable. One of our mentors recently shared an encouraging account of a CCPC youth who, though the use of Sleep Country funds, has experienced the benefits of taking karate classes.