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.

Spring Parenting Classes Starting

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAEnroll in a parenting series and learn the latest parenting techniques: Opening Doors is a fun, family-oriented series for parents, grandparents, foster parents, and caregivers & their children 0-5 years old. Learn to motivate your child, set limits, use positive approaches to discipline, and prepare your child for school success.  Classes start February 13 in Hood River (Spanish), March 4 in The Dalles in both English and in Spanish. Call Nancy Johansen Paul, 541-436-0319, or toll free at 855-308-2236

Cover Oregon Deadline Looms

cover-oregon-ad-320x209Do you have health insurance? Get insurance by March 31st and avoid a fine. The Next Door’s Application Specialist Alicia Ramirez can help you apply for Cover Oregon. She is available to help both Spanish and English speakers at our Hood River office. Call Alicia for an appointment 541-436-0329.

Cover Oregon Info in Spanish

We have a bilingual health promoter, Alicia Ramirez, who can help you understand how, why, and if you should apply for Cover Oregon. Here are some of the reasons (in Spanish) to call her for an appointment 541-436-0329

Gary Cassady Named Volunteer of the Year

GaryCassadyVolunteerOfTheYearAmallGary Cassady was honored in a ceremony this week for his work with foster teens.

Because of his volunteering, staff were able to offer more classes, activities, and face to face time with participants. This made a huge difference in the individual lives of the foster teens. 

Program Manager Livia Colbert stated, “It is people like Gary Cassady who make a difference for foster teens.”

Responding to the award, Cassady stated, “I greatly admire The Next Door. It is an honor to be able to volunteer in this fantastic organization. To be honored by you blows me away.”