Calling All Men

CallingAllMenPhotoBe a friend, be a mentor, just be there

We are facing a real shortage of male mentors. It’s simple math: 70% of the kids referred are boys, while only 30% of new mentors are men. But you could change that.

For as little as a few hours a month, you could be the best and brightest part of a young person’s day. Learn more about becoming a mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters or Mentor for Success.

Story Breakfast Sept 23

Mom hugs sonEach year, we ask people to breakfast. People like you! If you want to join staff and supporters to hear our program participants talk about what The Next Door made possible for them, contact us today.

Friday, September 23, 8 am to 9 am,
at the Columbia Gorge Hotel.

Breakfast is on us–and you will have an opportunity to donate.

RSVP: Carolyn Zuck

Photo Contest Winners On Display at Library

Unfurling the Earth flag togetherEight great photos are winners of the 4th Annual Columbia Gorge Parenting Together Photo Contest. Winning photographers are Blanca Flores, Alexis Smythe, Jessica Hoffman, Karen Harding, Karin Tauscher, Lauren Kramer, Melanie Kelly and Paloma Ayala.

All the winning photos can be viewed on display at The Dalles Library in August and Hood River Library in September.

You can view them on Facebook, too!


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.