You, too, can have health insurance

coveroregon4-30-14The deadline to apply for Cover Oregon has been extended. The Next Door’s Application Specialist Alicia Ramirez can make it easier for you to apply. She is available to help both Spanish and English speakers at our Hood River office. Call Alicia for an appointment 541-436-0329.



Help yourself to some hope.


You need a lot of stuff for your first apartment.

Tina Pasto has started the Hope Chest Project to gather new household items for teens leaving foster care. Because when your hope chest is empty, what you really miss is the hope. Bring new items to Tina’s Allstate office at the corner of 12th and Nix Dr. in Hood River.


Parenting Class Just for Dads in The Dalles

CartwrightBabyDaddyKiss2Pathways to Responsible Fatherhood, an all day parenting seminar, will be presented at the Gorge Discovery Center on April 12. There will be food. And great information. Not only that, men who complete the seminar will receive a $40 gift card at Fred Meyer. Call 360-260-1100 to register.

Bowling Grosses $52,000!

Team Photos-80So many bowlers, many times more donors and countless slices of pizza! That’s what it takes for a successful Bowl For Kids’ Sake fundraiser. This event supports the work we do with half the kids in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. As you can see, our photographer, Ray Perkins, has completely given up on taking serious team photos. People are having too much fun.

Bowl For Kids’ Sake 2014

bfks2013We had a few strange complaints last year. People were saying that Bowl for Kids’ Sake was just too much fun. If you think you can take it, if you think you can handle the fun…you can have your own team. Here’s Info for Team Captains.  Here are pledge sheets for bowlers. And if you are ready to use your credit card to give to your bowler online, that’s fun, too.