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Board approves court to help veterans in justice system

Multnomah County’s Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the creation Thursday of a veterans court aimed at helping veterans in the justice system connect with services that can help them.

Multnomah County, 5 cities pledge 'all hands on deck' for veterans

Oregon’s top veterans official says that it will take a broad community effort to meet the needs of four generations of military veterans who've served in five major wars. On Thursday, Nov. 14, Multnomah County pledged to lead the way.

State and local leaders to sign historic agreement to serve military veterans

On Thursday, Nov. 14, at 2 p.m., Multnomah County and the cities of Portland, Gresham, Troutdale, Fairview and Wood Village, will sign a historic agreement to provide services to veterans.

Read the Community Covenant (pdf).

Diane McKeel

2013 Veteran's Day Free Meals and Discounts

The Portland VA Medical Center has compiled an extensive list of free meals and discounts for veterans on Veteran's Day and throughout the year. Thank you so much for putting this together and to the businesses who are supporting veterans and their families!

Veterans, Diane McKeel

Multnomah County Board approves food pantries at Madison, Reynolds high schools to serve students and families

Food pantry

Saying that children should not be hungry in our community, the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners on Oct. 3 voted to create two new food pantries at Madison High School and Reynolds High School.

Find out about fun and informative events with On the Go in East Multco

On the Go in East Multco

Our summer interns have been hard at work looking for fun and informative things to do around our district. We hope you enjoy their good work!

Visit On the Go in East Multco on the web or "like" our page on Facebook. You will find a calendar chock full of events, outings, meetings and other community-based activities happening in the east part of the county. 

Diane McKeel

Make a difference for a child: become a foster grandparent

Do you want to make a difference in a child’s life? Use your skills and life experience to help young people find a better future. Multnomah County Aging and Disability Services coordinates the Foster Grandparent program for Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties.

Hundreds of children are being trafficked for sex in Portland area

On August 6, 2013, U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall and U.S. Senator Ron Wyden held a joint press conference to release a research study which revealed that at least 469 children were the victims of sex trafficking in the Portland metro area in the last 4 years.

CSEC, Diane McKeel

East Portland Ec Development Summit Prepared Remarks

Presented at the East Portland Economic Development Summit June 8, 2013, hosted by Representative Jeff Reardon (D-Portland). Actual remarks were truncated due to time constraints.

Diane McKeel

New speakers bureau to raise awareness about commercial sexual exploitation of children

Hands around a globe

Community Efforts to Abolish Sexual Exploitation -- Information Team (CEASE-IT) is a new team of trained speakers available to come to your group, church or club to raise awareness about the commercial sexual exploitation of children in our community. Speakers will address the local issue and discuss the situation around the country. They will also let you know what you can do to help.

Diane McKeel

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