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Street Address: 4900 NE Glisan St. Portland, Oregon 97213
Phone: (503) 239-6996

Last year Insights provided safe housing to 103 young families.

Since 1979, thousands of young parents have built positive parenting and child-development skills through Insights’ best practice programs. With a philosophy that is both respect and strength-based, Insights’ case management and home visiting programs provide young parents with parenting skills that will lead to a better future for themselves and their children.

Healthy Families and SEEDS (Supporting Early Emerging Development Skills) child development and parent education programs offer young families information and support to nurture a strong parent-child attachment and promote healthy growth and development for their children.

Home Visitors provide age and developmentally appropriate activities using the Parents As Teachers curriculum, and offer assessments to ensure the children of our families are meeting developmental milestones.

All Home Visiting staff have received training from the Strong Moms Project—a specialized program designed for young moms who, in the past, or currently are experiencing intimate partner violence. In addition, the Christina Project provides intimate partner violence education, advocacy and support for young mothers aged 22 and under that are experiencing or have experience intimate partner violence.

Our Echo program provides customized, weekly home and community visits and Department of Human Services (DHS) Advocacy for young parents in foster care or for those whose children are in foster care. Services include supervision and documentation of parent/child visits, participation in court proceedings, DHS meetings, home visiting life skills and parent education.

  • HomeSafe program offers rental assistance and home visiting parent and life skills-education for homeless young birthing parents.
  • The HAPPY (Housing Assistance to Pregnant and Parenting Youth) program offers emergency short-term rental assistance for young parents.
  • The Family First program, together with our Homeless Youth Continuum partners, provides rental assistance and in-home supportive services specifically tailored to the needs of families who are exiting the streets. 

Changes is our low barrier, rapid rehousing independent living program that supports youth ages 16 to 24 who are experiencing homelessness to secure and maintain safe and stable housing in Multnomah, Washington and/or Clackamas counties. Changes helps youth to identify unique housing goals, provides financial support and supports youth in developing skills and resources necessary to independently maintain housing into adulthood.

How to Apply:
*Changes applications have been temporarily suspended. Please check back soon.* Please complete an online application OR print an application and return to, or hand deliver to 4900 NE Glisan Street, Portland, OR 97213 between 9 am and 5 pm. Once Changes receives your application, they will contact you to schedule an interview. For questions or assistance with your application, please call us at the number below. 

(503) 380-0725

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Our staff are stationed within local school districts to provide supportive services to pregnant and parenting students. Staff offer parent education, information on healthy sexuality and healthy relationships while providing services that are tailored to the specific needs of the districts.