Current MCNW VISTA Sites

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ARC of Multnomah-Clackamas–Portland

The Arc provides advocacy, support and services to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. The Arc Multnomah-Clackamas, a local chapter of The Arc of the United States and The Arc Oregon, is committed to helping children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities achieve their greatest potential.

Community Vision–Portland

Community Vision serves individuals with disabilities to increase their independence and self-determination. Their work is guided by the belief that all people, regardless of perceived ability, deserve the freedom to make the basic choices that define their lives.

Human Solutions–Portland

Human Solutions creates pathways out of poverty by providing emergency shelter, employment, housing, eviction prevention, and resident services programs. Their community is located in the heart of urban East Multnomah County where the highest rate of poverty is in the entire Portland Metro area.

 

IMPACT Beaverton–Beaverton

IMPACT Beaverton is a safe and welcoming space to support innovation and entrepreneurship. They help small business start, grow and thrive by providing complementary and confidential business advising and technical assistance services. IMPACT Beaverton is a partnership between the Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Beaverton to grow and support thriving businesses.

 

Meals on Wheels People–Portland

Meals on Wheels People enriches the lives of seniors and assists them in maintaining independence by making nutritious food, social contacts and other resources easily accessible. Their community spans across Multnomah, Washington and Clark counties and serves clients in urban, suburban and rural areas throughout the three counties.

Mercy Corps, Community Investment Trust–Portland

The Community Investment Trust (CIT)* builds the possibility to strengthen communities and create empowered lives. The CIT offers a long-term path to collective, communal ownership of real-estate for investors starting from $10-$100/month. The CIT is a pilot program of Mercy Corps and currently serves the community of East Portland.

Mercy Corps, Cascadia PAR Initiative–Portland

The overall goal of the Cascadia PAR (Preparedness, Advocacy, and Response) Initiative is to increase the resiliency of communities in the NW in the face of a major earthquake or major disaster. We also hope to increase resiliency in Mercy Corps staff and position Mercy Corps to effectively respond to a significant disaster in the region. The Cascadia PAR Team operates within Mercy Corps and serves the communities in the Portland Metro Area.

 

Mercy Corps Northwest–Seattle

Mercy Corps Northwest helps build empowered, resilient communities in the Pacific Northwest through financial inclusion, education, advocacy and access to capital. They believe that everyone should have the opportunity to improve their life, especially those without ready access to resources. Mercy Corps Northwest is a part of Mercy Corps Global and serves communities in Oregon and Washington, largely in the Portland and Seattle Metro Areas.

 

Transition Projects, Inc.–Portland

Transition Projects provides individuals with the services, resources and tools they need to end their homelessness, secure housing, and maintain that housing. Their community is a large metropolitan urban area that encompasses three counties, and it is one of the most rent-burdened communities in the country.

 

Warm Springs Community Action Team–Warm Springs

The Warm Springs Community Action Team (WSCAT), located in Warm Springs, Oregon, promotes community development by empowering individuals and groups of people to realize their potential, become self-reliant, and affect positive change for themselves, their families, and their community. The Warm Springs Community Action Team is located on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation, which covers 1,000 miles in rural Wasco and Jefferson counties.