Opportunities for Residents

Your home is more than just a house or apartment — it’s a place within a community of people.

Home Forward encourages active participation by residents in neighborhood events, educational opportunities, and group activities. You can find some ideas listed on this page, but make it a point to meet other people in your community and find out what kinds of activities and resources are available, or ask members of your neighborhood association.

Activities for Seniors

  • Portland Parks and Recreation offers activites and courses designed for people 55 and older.  Click here to learn more and sign up.
  • For help with food, visit the Meals on Wheels web page.

Activities for Youth

  • Portland K-12 students who volunteer in their community may be eligible for free computers through Free Geek.  Click here for more information.
  • NextGen offers fulfilling career pathways and educational opportunities for 17-24 year old Home Forward residents and program participants. Call 503.575.8693 or Email Leslie.Heimer@homeforward.org for information.



Resources for Families

  • Get a wide range of parenting advice from trained specialists at 211 Family Info, a service from 211info.
  • Moving?  Visit the GreatSchools website for help finding schools that will work best for your children.



Other Opportunities

  • Click here for a directory of all of the state benefits available to veterans.
  • Here's a community services guide to help lines, employment assistance, support groups, and food boxes.
  • You may qualify for low-cost internet service from either Comcast or CenturyLink.
  • If you know someone who needs help with hoarding, there are places to turn.
  • Go to Oregon Helps for a free, fast, and easy web-based tool to determine whether you qualify for 33 federal, state, and local services.
  • Volunteer at Free Geek to get a rebuilt computer.