Life got worse . . . until it got better

006editIn our latest email newsletter, “Jake” tells his own story of neglect, trauma, and hope.

Breakfast With The Next Door, Sept. 26

CartwrightBabyDaddyKiss2Each year, we ask people to breakfast. People like you! Join staff and supporters to hear our program participants talk about what The Next Door made possible for them.

Friday, September 26, 8 am to 9 am
Columbia Gorge Hotel, 4000 Westcliff Dr., Hood River

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

RSVP: Heidi Venture

Community Health Worker Grads

gradclassOn August 27, our Community Health Worker (CHW) regional training center graduated 25 Certified CHWs, a first for the Gorge and a real step forward for the field. Here’s to the class and a special congrats to long time Health Promoter Maria Antonia (Toña) Sanchez. 

We are excited to be part of bringing Community Health Worker Training to the Gorge. “We Are Health” is a 90 hour certification training for Community Health Workers (CHWs). Participants who complete the rigorous training requirements are eligible for certification as a CHW in the state of Oregon. This training usually costs $2,000 but we secured funding to offer it for free.

Leaders for Tomorrow


Our 2014 Leaders taught kids about plastic bags and gave them reusable bags to use instead.

Our latest email newsletter features Leaders for Tomorrow, a unique leadership program that connects high school juniors and seniors to their communities. Now is the time to sign up in Hood River and The Dalles.

Summer Parenting Workshops

pocketFor parents of 2-6 year olds in The Dalles.
Incredible Years weekly classes in English start July 9. Snacks are provided. Explore new ways to deal with challenging behavior. Learn how to use “Pocket Full of Feelings.” By increasing your child’s intelligence and abilities, you get them ready for school success. Call Nancy at 541-436-0319, or toll free at 855-308-2236 to register.

For Spanish speaking parents.
Make Parenting A Pleasure in Spanish starts July 10 in Parkdale. A light dinner and childcare are provided for this free class series. Learn parenting skills, positive approaches to discipline, stress management and communication skills. Call Gabriel Muro at 541-490-6429 to enroll.