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Over a dozen students, all justice-involved adults, celebrated their achievements from the center this week. For many, their success in the program will lead to job and college opportunities.
Last week, the City of Wood Village gathered for their Annual Night Out to celebrate community bonds and reducing youth violence.
From support groups, to Zumba, to housing help - Multnomah County’s Bienestar de la Familia program works to promote the well-being of families in our community.
A pilot program launched this summer brings locally-grown produce from Zenger Farm to Mid County Health Center clients.
Department of County Human Services’ monthly market offers healthy options to working class families experiencing food insecurity.
Four Multnomah County employees will be recognized by American Probation and Parole Association this week for contributions to this community that go well beyond their official duties.
Multnomah County has been awarded a $6.25 million federal grant to help young people, their parents, and their teachers prevent unintended teen pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases.
The program will provide shelter for men who suffer mental health issues and are justice-involved. The shelter comes after nearly a year of local government and outreach collaboration.
The SummerWorks program aims to provide job opportunities for low-income or at-risk youth. This year, up to 750 youth will be placed.
In honor of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision for marriage equality, Multnomah County's Morrison Bridge will feature a rainbow lighting display this week.
The board proclaimed July 2 as “Bring Your Dad to the Doctor Day,” encouraging people to take their male family members to the doctor.
Members of the Lents neighborhood partner with the county’s STRYVE program to paint the intersection of S.E. 86th and Glenwood Ave. in an act of peacemaking and community building.
Multnomah County’s multilingual, multicultural SNAP outreach team works to make healthy, fresh food an option for everyone in the community.
Amid an early summer heat wave, the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners approved a City of Portland/Multnomah County update of the 2015 Climate Action Plan Thursday.
A child care center has opened at the East County Courthouse in Gresham. A grand opening was held for the center in late June.
Leaders from culturally-specific nonprofits applauded the board’s budget in a room packed with advocates and the clients they serve.
During a summer where Portland’s average temperature is projected to skyrocket, Multnomah County Vector Control reminds citizens to do their part.
Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS), the professional organization to advance women in transportation, named Multnomah County as the 2015 Employer of the Year.
Oregonians celebrate the 15th annual World Refugee Day with food, dance and song.
Kafoury outlined efforts to increase affordable housing, combat homelessness, support at-risk youth, and narrow racial and ethnic health disparities in the coming fiscal year.
Last weekend, Multnomah County Animal Services (MCAS) celebrated the grand opening of the new adoption center located at 2914 N. Lombard St. in Portland.
Multco's Aging, Disability & Veterans Services is boosting outreach to traditionally-underserved vets, including LGBTQ vets attending the annual Pride event in Portland.
It was standing-room only this week for the third and final Multnomah County public hearing on the 2016 budget.
In honor of Pride Month, Multnomah County employees marched from West Burnside Street to Tom McCall Waterfront Park in the 2015 Pride Parade on Sunday.
The proclamation, brought forth by Commissioner Smith, acknowledges the landmark Supreme Court ruling that overturned all laws banning interracial marriage in the United States.
Board proclaims June Pride Month. But after a year of great strides in equity and inclusion, county employee and presenters tell the board there is still much to do.
Sang Dao thanks mentors for clemency support and job at the county.
After restricting youth access to e-cigarettes and banning vaping in workplaces, the board heard today how imposing a tax on e-cigarettes could help curb the explosion of vaping among teens.
Multnomah County is backing legislation to make sure Pacific Islanders who are currently excluded can qualify for health insurance.
SaulPaul visited the Multnomah County Juvenile Detention Center to perform and inspire with his experiences in and outside of prison.
Federal Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy announced a $1.5 million grant in North Portland on April 15 that will help reduce diesel air pollution in Multnomah County.
County teams up with the Asian Health and Service Center and local businesses to bring culturally-specific meal programs to seniors.
The Multnomah County Commissioners today unanimously voted to restrict e-cigarettes and vaping to protect children and public health.
Animal Services released record-breaking save rate numbers, marking a milestone in the shelter’s commitment to finding homes for dogs and cats in the metro area.
Go behind the scenes at Multnomah County Elections and watch democracy at work.
County auditor's report finds that social services provided directly through departments or during in-home visits are best able to keep pace with the changing demographics.
This month, the chair begins a series of community conversations about the county’s $1.6 billion budget.
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- Londer Learning Center celebrates 2015 graduation
- County’s youth initiative celebrates job opportunities, expanded lunch program in Wood Village
- VIDEO: Building community through the Bienestar de la Familia program
- Animal Services full of cats and dogs, hosts urgent adoption special
- New transitional housing opens in Old Town/Chinatown