Boys & Girls Clubs of the Portland Metropolitan Area Announces New 10-year Collaborative Partnership with CareOregon

CareOregon sponsorship event at the Rockwood Boys & Girls Club in East Portland, November 10, 2021. Photo by Jason Quigley.

Rockwood Club to be named the CareOregon Boys & Girls Club at Rockwood

 

(PORTLAND, Ore.) Nov. 29, 2021—Today, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metropolitan Area and CareOregon announced a new 10-year collaborative partnership. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland is excited to announce that its Rockwood Club will now be known as the CareOregon Boys & Girls Club at Rockwood.

“Many of the families we serve in Rockwood have been pushed out of Northeast Portland due to gentrification,” said Terry Johnson, Boys & Girls Clubs CEO. “And historically there has been a shortage of resources and services in East County for marginalized youth and families who have moved out to this area. Having a partner like CareOregon to help us elevate and amplify our work in the community is a tremendous asset. We’re so proud to be able to name our Rockwood Club the CareOregon Boys & Girls Club at Rockwood.”

The zip codes surrounding the CareOregon Boys & Girls Club at Rockwood have the highest concentration of residents on the Oregon Health Plan, as well as the highest concentration of youth under the age of 18 in our region—making the club and its services a critically important part of the community fabric.

“At CareOregon, we strive to build stronger communities by making healthcare work for everyone,” said Eric C. Hunter, CareOregon CEO. “We know that good health is about more than just healthcare. That’s why we invest in affordable housing, work to improve access to healthy foods, and support innovative community programming, like what our friends at Boys & Girls Clubs are leading. We are eager to partner with the team at Boys & Girls Clubs to further support programming and make sure that all of our neighbors in the Rockwood area have what they need to be healthy.”

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metropolitan Area and CareOregon have worked together for years. Most recently partnering on youth vaccination clinics to increase access to the COVID-19 vaccines for BIPOC youth in our community.

The Rockwood Club was built in 2017, as part of a larger community investment in this region of the city. The Club sits on a campus at SE 165th and SE Stark alongside other community-based organizations that serve area youth, including Open School, New Avenues for Youth, and Latino Network.

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ABOUT BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF PORTLAND METRO Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro Area plays a vital role in our community, serving youth for 75 years. BGCP empowers youth to discover their full potential through impactful after-school and summer programs. Clubs are designed to support kids and teens as they develop the qualities, they need to achieve academic success, become responsible leaders, and live healthy lives. Today, the Clubs operate eleven facilities located throughout the metropolitan area, including school-site programs in the North Clackamas and the Hillsboro School Districts

 

ABOUT CAREOREGON For more than 25 years, CareOregon has offered health services and community benefit programs to Oregon Health Plan members. Today, we support the needs of more than 500,000 Oregonians through three coordinated care organizations, a Medicare Advantage plan, a Tribal Care Coordination program, a dental care organization, and in-home medical care with House call Providers. CareOregon members have access to integrated physical, dental and mental health care, and substance use treatment. We believe that good health requires more than clinics and hospitals, so we also connect members to housing, fresh food, education and transportation services. CareOregon is a mission-driven, community-based nonprofit with offices in Portland, Medford, and Seaside, Oregon.

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