Helping families and children build skills for loving relationships and healthy lifestyles.

45 Years of Service

Klahre House, circa 1971

An announcement of the purchase of The Klahre House in the Hood River News, August 1971

This summer, The Next Door is happily celebrating four and a half decades of opening doors to new possibilities in the Gorge.

To mark the anniversary, we are working to raise $45,000 in 45 days. Longtime supporters Phil and Judy Jensen have generously offered to match the first $15,000 raised. Donate today to double your impact.

Executive Director, Janet Hamada, says, “We want to reconnect and celebrate with former staff, teachers, students and program participants, community partners, donors and anyone else who wants to mark this anniversary with us.”

Do you have a story to tell about how you were helped by The Next Door? Share it with us today! Call Heidi at 541-436-0303.

Parenting Classes Starting in The Dalles

New friends, great ideas, parenting tips that work… why wouldn’t you sign up for our next parenting series in The Dalles? Hurry–it starts July 13 and runs for 12 weeks.

Call Nancy toll free at 855-308-2236 to register.

For parents of kids 2 -8 years old.

Explore new parenting techniques, like new ways to deal with challenging behavior. Learn how to play with, praise and reward your young children. Learn how to use “Pocket Full of Feelings” to increase your child’s emotional literacy. By increasing your child’s intelligence and abilities, you get them ready for school success. 

Fourth Year for Photos of Family Fun

Photo Contest Winner by Lorri EpsteinOnce again, the Parenting Together program of The Next Door seeks photos of children from birth to eight years interacting with an adult in a healthy activity.

Parenting Education Coordinator Nancy Johanson Paul stated, “The photos we receive in this contest are always incredible! We are lucky to have so many skilled and generous professional and amateur photographers in our area.”

Plan to submit photos by June 30. Eight photos will be chosen for a community photo display, and each of those photographers will receive a $50 gift certificate from G.Willikers Toy Store.   

For more information, visit the contest page,  download an entry form or contact Nancy Johanson Paul at 541-399-4276.

Children’s Fair in The Dalles

Children FairTake your kids to the Children’s Fair! This Saturday, May 21st, 10-2, The Dalles City Park.

English Classes in The Dalles–Free

englishDo you know someone who is trying to make a life here, but who struggles with English? Help is available every Tuesday morning, from 10 am til noon at The Dalles Library. Free English Classes! Get the word out!