Youth Partnerships

Loaves & Fishes Centers collaborates with other nonprofit organizations to support youth achieve their goals. These include earning Scout badges, completing community service hours or learning new skills that can be applied in the workplace. For additional information about youth partnerships and how you can get involved, please contact Diana Creitz at 503.953.8101 or at

Current Youth Partnerships

Lake Oswego Community Transitional Program is a community-based program that supports young adults with disabilities as they transition from high school to adult life. CTP takes an experiential approach incorporating functional academics that allow students to learn life skills. The program collaborates with community partners to provide meaningful volunteer work experiences that address the varying abilities of its students.

"The partnership with Loaves & Fishes Centers has provided a fantastic experience for the students to give back to the community while developing individual skills." Nan Deane, Transition Specialist

Albertina Kerr Centers help children, adults and families in Oregon with mental health challenges and developmental disabilities, empowering them to lead full, self-determined lives.

"When we work together, we create something incredible. We create a community that’s balanced and complete. We find what’s truly wonderful in all of us." Amy Miner, Marketing & Communications Manager

National Charity League is a nonprofit national organization of mothers and daughters who join together in community involvement within local chapters throughout the United States. Their goal is to foster a sense of community responsibility in their daughters while strengthening the mother-daughter relationship.

"Making Valentine cards, delivering meals to seniors or volunteering for the Donate Dinner program have all been such positive experiences for our daughters. They make connections with their community while developing leadership skills an service." Jill Williamson, Blue Heron Chapter of NCL

Girl Scouts USA is the world’s preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls. In partnership with committed adult volunteers, girls develop qualities that will serve them all their lives, such as leadership, strong values, social conscience and conviction about their own potential and self-worth.

Helensview School is operated by the Multnomah Education Service District and provides an engaging and supportive environment to help students with needs that have not been met in other educational settings. Their focus is empowering students to complete their high school education and prepare for a successful future. Helensview annually enrolls between 250-270 youth ages 12 through 21.

Youth Progress is a nonprofit organization in Oregon dedicated to providing youth with the living skills, structure and support needed to transition successfully into the community. They serve Oregon’s highest risk youth, many of whom were severely abused, have cognitive disabilities, experienced multiple foster homes or have spent time in the juvenile corrections system. They utilize individualized, evidenced-based practices to address problems holistically, providing not only therapy, but also education, skills training and social enrichment activities. Youth Progress volunteers with Loaves & Fishes Centers as part of their "Pay It Forward" program.