Give to NAYA this Giving Tuesday


When we help a child prepare for success in school and life through our Head Start program, or help a young person achieve their vision of attending college, or help a family find safe, secure and stable housing, we know you walk with us at each step on that journey. With your support, we help children, families and our elders create a future where everyone will thrive. 

#GivingTuesday is the annual day of philanthropy that falls on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. NAYA hopes that you can make a donation  so we can continue to do all of the good work we do! 

Thank you for your generous donation to the Native American Youth and Family Center. We truly appreciate your kindness and commitment to the more than 10,000 individuals who are impacted each year through our work. By placing families in the middle of a full spectrum of wraparound services, NAYA Family Center empowers the Native community and improves lives every day for community members.

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NAYA Cares

Foster Care  and        Homelessness
24% of  Multnomah County first year foster care children are Native, and 34% in year two. Foster children are 2x as likely to experience homelessness and 28% of the county's homeless children in  are Native. Everyday NAYA serves homeless youth and families, finding solutions where there were none before.

Drop-out Rates 
Multnomah County has an AI/AN high school dropout rate of over 20%, and we know that only 1 in 10 of our children will graduate with a normal diploma in 4 years. NAYA works to reverse these numbers though our after-school program, youth advocacy team, sports and cultural offerings, with the relational-worldview model which guides all of our work. 

Cultural Identity
As an urban population, NAYA families and youth are often cut off from tribal communities and may not have been exposed to their histories, traditions and Native practices. NAYA helps to fill those gaps, and give youth pieces of their cultural identity back so they can lead healthy and inspired lives.

Poverty Rates
Poverty is endemic in our community: 50% of the American Indians and Alaskan Natives living in Multnomah County live 200% below the poverty level.  This breaks down to $7.22 an hour to support a family of four.  NAYA clients are some of the most vulnerable in Portland and they need your support!

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