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Impact Northwest

Started in 1966, Impact Northwest is a poverty alleviation nonprofit which provides support services in the Portland Metro area.

Contact Information

website link:www.impactnw.org
address:4610 SE Belmont
Portland, OR  97215
principal contact:Rana DeBey
email:[email protected]


Impact NW’s mission is to help people achieve and maintain self-sufficiency and to prevent and alleviate the effects of poverty.


A Community of Support


Impact Northwest is committed to helping people achieve self-sufficiency. Our vision is to create a community where all people have the resources and support to live safe and healthy lives. By working with schools, churches, businesses, and other community partners, we work to alleviate the effects of poverty for 60,000 individuals through prevention and intervention services, focused on children, families, seniors, and people with disabilities.

Programs Provided include:

Safety Net Services:

* homeless family shelter * rent and housing assistance * utility assistance * food, clothing, transportation * information and referral * client support services * access to health care & income assistance

Education Support Services:

* youth tutoring & mentoring * social & educational activities * early childhood education * community school coordination * youth development * before & after school activities (SUN)

Employment Support Services:

* youth employment training * Richmond Place homeless transition services * skill-building classes * beyond shelter homeless transition services * access to vocational training * job referral

Community Involvement Services:

* volunteer placement * student internship and work study site * public education * employee & group community service site * system advocacy & community organizing

Seniors and Adults with Disabilities:

* transportation * advocacy/case management * meal sites and activity centers * legal and tax assistance * low-income energy assistance * shopping trips and friendly visits * respite * health promotion activities * multicultural events * service access