Even the little things we do here at Impact NW change people’s lives

SUN student1People like Yvonne, who grew up in a household that used and dealt “meth” and had tried every drug available by the time she was 11 years old. After 2-years in Impact NW’s Bridges to Housing program she is sober, has her own apartment where she gratefully can raise her children, and leads a Narcotics Anonymous support group.

Impact NW’s programs help people become self-sufficient.  They enable seniors and people with disabilities to remain in their homes rather than being forced into a care facility. They keep youth in school, provide job training and help them prepare for college. AND SO MUCH MORE!Our programs help REAL PEOPLE. We invite you to click on the links below learn more about how Impact NW has helped someone in your community.


Angelica’s Story of Hope

Meet Angelica… She was raped by her stepbrother when she was 12 years old. By the time she was 14, she had dropped out of school and was living on the streets. At 16 she had her first baby and by the time she came to Impact NW from a shelter, she was 19 and […]


Our Silent Hero

For those of you don’t know him, Ralph Gilliam is one of the quietest heroes among the many here at Impact NW. Ralph is a former board member of Impact NW, and now voluntarily runs Club Impact, a social club for young adults with disabilities that meets at Impact’s Belmont office. Recently, he was nominated […]


Backpacks that SHINE

The end of the school week is a time that most students look forward to.  The weekend is a time to unwind from a week of textbooks and studying.  But for thousands of Oregonian students, with the weekend comes a worry that is greatly different than those of their classmates   While school is in […]