Communities of Color
Click on the links below to find culturally specific health resources.
African American Health Coalition
Stay tuned in to health fairs and other community events with the African American Health Coalition (AAHC). The AAHC works to improve health in Portland’s African American communities. Check out their programs and services, including Healthy Kids insurance enrollment and low-cost exercise passes.
The Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO) is a statewide non-profit organization which was founded in 1996. APANO’s mission is to unite Asians and Pacific Islanders to achieve social justice through empowering, organizing, and advocating with the community. APANO has worked for social justice for over 15 years, and continues to evolve as Oregon’s leading Asian and Pacific Islander grassroots advocacy organization.
Asian Health & Service Center
The Asian Health & Service Center (AHSC) provides a strong and supportive community for Asian and Asian American people living in the Portland-Metro area. AHSC offers a range of services and classes, including painting and calligraphy, music, dance, and language learning. AHSC also offers wellness groups and services for the community, such as support groups for caregivers, Healthy Kids enrollment assistance, and mental health services. AHSC can help connect you with primary care, naturopathic care, Chinese medicine, and massage therapy.
The Black Parent Initiative
This organization is dedicated to helping Black families in the Portland area find parenting information and support. Learn more about the support groups, classes, and workshops BPI offers.
Cascade AIDS Project
The Cascade AIDS Project offers culturally specific services for vulnerable African Americans who are living with HIV/AIDS. This includes people who are homeless, uninsured, have severe illnesses or mental illness, or struggle with substance abuse. The program provides advocacy, benefits counseling, support navigating the health system, and housing and education resources.
For more information, visit the Cascade AIDS Project website.
El Programa Hispano
El Programa Hispano provides a wide array of social services to low-income Latinos in the Portland metro area. Their mission is to increase self-sufficiency within the Latino community, to empower individuals to achieve a better quality of life, and to promote mutual understanding and respect among cultures. El Programa Hispano’s services include Housing Services, Health and Wellness Services, Project UNICA: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services, and School-Based Services for Youth and Their Families.
El Programa Hispano ofrece una amplia gama de servicios sociales para los latinos de bajos ingresos en el área metropolitana de Portland . Su misión es aumentar la autosuficiencia dentro de la comunidad latina , para capacitar a las personas para lograr una mejor calidad de vida, y para promover la comprensión mutua y el respeto entre las culturas. Los servicios de El Programa Hispano incluyen Servicios de Apoyo, Servicios de salud y bienestar, Proyecto UNICA: Violencia Doméstica y Servicios agresión sexual, y servicios de la escuela - base para la Juventud y sus Familias
Hacienda Community Development Corporation
Hacienda CDC is a Latino Community Development Corporation provides affordable housing, home-ownership support, economic advancement and educational opportunities. Hacienda has a community of approximately 2,000 residents, roughly 60% of which are Latino and more than half are children. They provide different programs such as Community Economic Development and Youth and Family Support Services.
Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization
The Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) is a Portland-based nonprofit organization that offers immigrant services such as parenting classes, youth services, refugee settlement, healthcare and help getting out of poverty. IRCO provides culturally specific support through Africa House, Asian Family Center, and Senior Service Programs.
Latino Network was founded by community leaders who grew concerned about the lack of adequate resources to meet the needs of the growing Latino community. They provide opportunities, services and advocacy for the education, leadership development and civic engagement of Latino youth and families in Multnomah County. Some of their programs include Early Childhood Development, Youth and Family Engagement, and Unidos for Oregon.
Native American Rehabilitation Association (NARA)
NARA clinics provide free medical services to American Indians and Alaska Natives. For more information on NARA clinic locations, visit their wellness page. For other services, including mental health, addictions support, and cultural events, check out their website.
Native American Youth and Family Center
The Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA Family Center) engages American Indian and Alaska Native youth through education, cultural events, and social services. To learn more about NAYA Family Center, check out their services and programs and upcoming events.
Russian Social Services
Urban League of Portland
The Urban League of Portland is a non-profit, community-based organization dedicated to helping African Americans lead healthier, more economically stable, and more empowered lives. Learn more about this organization and how you can get involved.