Our Mission is to put the Christian principles of love, respect, honesty, responsibility, and service into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.
A Place of Belonging
Everyone wants to be welcomed, to be known, to be respected, and to be loved. The social and economic impacts of COVID-19 have caused many people to experience increased stress. We believe providing a place of belonging is a starting place for healing individuals, families, and the community.
To be the “Third Place of Belonging" for individuals in our community.
- Adapt our physical locations to be inviting places for all
- Expand Chaplain Services
- Expand programming for those physically isolated due to COVID-19
Geographic Expansion of Services
Y-USA entrusts our Y with a large geographic service area, including SW Washington and greater Portland.
Due to limited brand recognition and physical footprint, we are inequitably serving our region and its diverse populations.
To use a regional model to develop relationships with other local leaders and to identify community needs our Y can help address.
- Strengthen the Board of Trustees and branch board membership to reflect the communities we serve
- Develop storefront Y locations
- Serve in areas of greater racial and socio-economic diversity
Community Partner in Addressing Homelessness
The Portland metropolitan area is experiencing a homelessness crisis with varied causes, circumstances, and faces. We recognize that no organization alone can address the crisis and that getting involved is our social responsibility.
To become an active participant and community partner in addressing the homelessness crisis.
- Develop partnerships with organizations addressing homelessness issues and proposed community solutions
- Increase the accessibility of our facilities and programs
The COVID-19 pandemic threatens the sustainability of our organization. Success is dependent on the adaptability of our services, staff, and communicating our impact.
Adapt as needed to unexpected constraints and changes while building the organization’s long-term strength.
- Create an organizational culture that quickly adapts
- Invest in attracting, developing, and retaining staff talent
- Adopt an enterprise funding mentality