At River West, we believe that every follower of Christ is the recipient of a divine mission. Regardless of where your at in your spiritual journey, we believe you’ve been entrusted with unique gifts, abilities, passions, influence, and resources to serve others and advance Jesus' kingdom. Together, we will see lives changed in extraordinary ways as ordinary folks roll up their sleeves and serve! To find out more about you can get involved in local outreach, fill out a Serve Form or check out our list of ministries we partner with below.
5Rock Ranch is about restoring faith, hope, and love to the fatherless and the floundering through Jesus Christ in community. Their 108-acre ranch is located in the beautiful mountains of Yamhill, about 60 miles southwest of Portland. For more information, contact Scott and Christy Bradley at email@example.com.Visit 5RockRanch Website
Because People Matter exists to provide relational environments that help homeless individuals experience love, support, and healing relationships. On the 2nd and 4th Thursday night of each month volunteers cook a meal in the River West kitchen that is served to homeless guests under the Burnside Bridge. For more information, contact Lesley Snider at firstname.lastname@example.org.Visit Website
There are many ways to support children in foster care and the families who care for them:
At River West we’re partnering with a growing number of organizations dedicated to alleviating hunger in our city.
Hotel Ministry exists to share Christ’s love in tangible ways with residents in Portland’s low-income hotels downtown. Volunteers coordinate monthly visitations, providing groceries, prayer support, and loving friendship to residents. For more information, contact Tanya Ross at email@example.com or Pastor Christopher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LOTSM operates two apartments right here in our community, providing families transitioning from homelessness the safety and shelter of a temporary home, where they receive the direct support and services needed to return to self-sufficient living. For more information, contact Luke Foster at email@example.com.Visit Website
There are a number of ways to welcome, befriend, and care for the needs of refugees right here in our city:
Safety Compass helps survivors of sexual exploitation navigate the path to healing and justice. Their mission is to offer support for commercial sexual exploitation and sex-trafficking survivors navigating the criminal and social justice systems in the mid-Willamette Valley of Oregon. For more information visit safetycompass.org, or for general inquiries and volunteer application requests email firstname.lastname@example.org.Visit Website
Lake Oswego Young Life exists to introduce the students of Lake Oswego to Jesus Christ and help them grow in their faith. They believe in connecting kids with passionate leaders with the intention of building life-long, Christ-centered relationships. For more information, contact Jocelyn Day at email@example.com or visit lakeoswegoyounglife.org.