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

$100,000 Match Announced

wyeast_logo_colorMotivated by gratitude for the help she received as a new parent of three girls, Jeannette (Jenny) Kreft-Logsdon has announced that her Oregon-based yeast producer, Wyeast Laboratories, Inc., will provide a matching fund donation of $100,000 to The Next Door. 

Giving now makes your donation go twice as far.

Family Photo Contest Announced

GaryFields2013PhotoContestWinnerThe Next Door Wants Your Photos of Family Fun

Once again this year, in celebrating “Oregon Parenting Education Week,” the Columbia Gorge Parenting Education Program of The Next Door seeks photos of children from birth to eight years interacting with an adult in a healthy activity. Activities can include a family outing, playing, eating, story time, making a craft, playing at a park, or any other healthy adult and child interaction.
Parenting Education Coordinator Nancy Johanson Paul stated, “In the past two years, photographers have captured wonderful moments showing the joy, fun, teaching and learning that happens between adults and children through their interaction together. I am very excited to see this year’s amazing photos!”
Plan to submit photos by June 30th. Photos can include a parent, grandparent, child care provider, preschool teacher, or other adult. Submissions can include up to five photos. Eight photos will be chosen for a community photo display, and each of those eight photographers will receive a $50 gift certificate from G.Willikers Toy Store. Only one winner will be allowed per family.
Photos must show an adult and a child interacting together, and must include a child age birth to eight years. All photos must be in JPG format, with a minimum of 300 dpi. Download the entry form at For more information contact Nancy Johanson Paul at or call 541-490-5330.

Growing more than food

gardeningGirlsOur latest email newsletter is probably about laughter in the garden. Or about our upcoming veggie start sale. Or about eating better food. Or about working hard. Or learning leadership skills.




Cat herding team?

dreamstimefree_261129Our latest email newsletter features our people, literally, herding cats.

We’re Green

OBM-100-best-Green-logo-2015-500pxwOregon Business magazine named The Next Door one of the 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon in 2015. Our greenness was determined by an anonymous employee survey and an independent assessment of our sustainability practices.

Maybe they noticed our new solar panels.