Family nights and tutoring are a regular events held on Thursday evenings.
Evenings begin with a simple dinner at 6 p.m. Classes are from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and include activities for students from Pre-K through 12th grade and adults. Each evening will end with a book given to each student in attendance.
Food Bank Pantries
Resources for food, pantries, food banks.
- Oregon Food Resources
- Oregon Food Benefits
- Marion Polk Food Share
- SIT Mobile (Basic Needs Delivered)
- Food Banks and Pantries (Please check availability via phone as some food banks are not open during the emergency.)
Health & Wellness
- Mental Health & Suicide Prevention resources curated by Salem-Keizer Safety and Risk department.
- Native Wellness Institute
- WeRNative (Text “Native” to 97779 for weekly tips, contest and life advice.)
- Healthy Native Youth
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
- Mental Health
- Coronavirus Anxiety Resources
- Center for Hope and Safety: offers a safe refuge and support to victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and human trafficking. 503-399-7722
Additional Community Resources
- Mid Valley Resources - You can use this page to search for local resources to help with all kinds of things - Food Pantries, Emergency Financial Assistance, Medical Services, Housing Information and Support and More!
One Thousand Soles
The shoe program began in 2012 as a partnership between the City of Salem’s Youth Development Section and a South Salem High School Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) class. Students invited several businesses and schools to host shoe collection bins benefiting their peers experiencing homelessness.
The project now engages and supports schools, places of worship, businesses, nonprofits, local government and the general public year-round, especially during the annual Shoe Battle of the Schools.
Originally named “The One Hundred Soles Project,” the shoe drive has far exceeded its early goals:
- Collecting more than 18,000 pairs of new and gently-used shoes
- Receiving 100s of pairs of new socks and new laces
- Garnering nearly $18,000 in cash donations
- Partnering with Salem-Keizer Public Schools, local youth shelters, and youth-serving organizations for shoe distribution
- Securing storage space thanks to United Way’s Good 360 Warehouse
- Celebrating a 10 year partnership with Isaac’s Room’s IKE Box Café for year-round shoe collection for the general public
Thanks to local students’ hard work and our community partnerships, the shoe drive has become a youth-driven, city-sponsored community tradition.