Organizations that Serve Specific Racial/Ethnic Populations in Multnomah County

We are attempting to collect organizations that serve specific Racial/Ethnic Populations in Multnomah County. If you know of an organization that should be added  to this list please complete the form below and we will review it and consider your suggestion for publishing.

Africa House

First African-community focused center in Oregon. Provides a “one-stop” family-focused service center with the goal of raising the visibility of the African community, highlighting community achievements, and helping the community and families achieve self-sufficiency and self-determination.  

African American Chamber of Commerce of Oregon

Voluntary organization of individuals and businesses that bans together to advance the commercial, financial, industrial and civic interest of the African American community.

Asian Family Center

Assists Asian families and youth in becoming self-sufficient and contributing members to the American society. Since 1994, AFC has become a visible focal point and strong network in the Asian community as well as mainstream services in supporting Asian children, young people and their families.

Asian Health & Service Center

Attempts to bridge the gap between Asian and American cultures, particularly focused on reducing health disparities and increasing access to high-quality health care for all Asians. Provides culturally and linguistically sensitive care to Asians, including outpatient mental health services, disease education and management, cancer prevention and screening, immunization and education, and senior programming.

Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO)

Network of leaders, activists, and allies from Oregon’s Asian/Pacific Islander (API) communities that seeks to mobilize the social, cultural and political strengths of the many diverse API communities. 

Black Parent Initiative

Inspires and mobilizes Black parents to ensure their children achieve educational excellence.

Center for Intercultural Organizing

Diverse, grassroots organization that works to build a multi-racial, multicultural movement for immigrant and refugee rights.

Coalition of Communities of Color

Addresses the socioeconomic disparities, institutional racism, and inequity of services experienced by our families, children, and communities. The Coalition organizes communities for collective action resulting in social change to obtain self-determination, wellness, justice, and prosperity.

Commission on Black Affairs, Commission on Asian Affairs, and Commission on Hispanic Affairs

Seeks to implement and establish economic, social, legal, and political equality for Blacks, Asian American and Pacific Islanders, and Hispanics in Oregon.   

Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon’s Russian Oregon Social Services

Seeks to integrate the Russian-speaking population into metro Portland and SW Washington by providing services such as English (ESL) classes, citizenship preparation classes, community orientation, agency referrals, domestic violence services, mental health counseling, breast health education, dental care and pro-bono legal consultations.

El Programa Hispano-Catholic Charities

Serves low-income Latino residents of metro Portland by providing emergency economic assistance, self-sufficiency activities, mental health counseling, domestic violence case management, and youth services.

Hacienda Community Development Corporation

Develops affordable housing, healthy living, and economic development to build thriving communities in support of working Latino families and others in Oregon.

Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization (IRCO)

Assists refugees, immigrants, and multi-ethnic communities in the metro Portland area to be self-sufficient, healthy, and integrate into the community at large. Focuses on a variety of social and employment services.

Impact NW -Multicultural Senior Center

4610 SE Belmont Call for availability 503-988-6020  Transit: Bus 15, MAX Blue

Latino Network

Promotes social change by cultivating the power of the Latino community. Services seek to strengthen community voice, cultivate financial, educational, and leadership skills, and build trusting, supportive relationships between community members and among service organizations.

Native American Rehabilitation Association

Provides education, physical and mental health services and substance abuse treatment that is culturally appropriate to American Indians, Alaska Natives and other vulnerable populations.  

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

Promotes social justice and opportunity for all people through education, empowerment, and engagement.

NAYA Family Center

Enhances the diverse strengths of Native American youth and families in partnership with the community through cultural identity and education.

Portland Indian Leaders Roundtable

A group of representatives and leaders from more than 20 Native organizations promoting the use of accurate information about the Native community.

Self Enhancement Inc.

Guides underserved African-American youth to realize their full potential. Works with schools, families and community organizations to provide opportunities for personal and academic success, bring hope to individual young people and enhance the quality of community life.

Slavic Coalition of Oregon

Promotes advocacy, leadership and cultural awareness of the communities of Eastern and Central- European origin.

United Way of the Columbia-Willamette

Advances the common good by mobilizing the caring power of communities across the four-county Portland/Vancouver metro area in both human and financial resources.

Urban League of Portland

Empowers African Americans and others to achieve equality in education, employment and economic security through a combination of direct services, outreach and advocacy.


Seeks to improve the economic health of disadvantaged communities by creating environmental job training, employment and entrepreneurial opportunities, fostering the connection between economic vitality and environmental protection and restoration.

YWCA of Greater Portland Seeks to eliminate discrimination and provide life-changing social services that will empower women, and children and families to attain safety, opportunity and independence. Specific services include housing, life skills, and advocacy for survivors of domestic violence and their children; supporting seniors to maintain their independence; and providing innovative camps for children.