DINNER AND A MOVIE

Rating: 5 stars   5 reviews

Issues: Food

Location: PO Box 28237 Portland OR 972228 USA

Mission: We heal the effects of abuse in youth and families through holistic relationships resulting in stronger, active, caring citizens.
Results: Last Year’s Mile Markers 850 packages of diapers provided to families 1,700 pairs of new socks 500 blankets and sleeping bags distributed 180 coats distributed 35 families mentored 670 playgroup participants Assisted with multiple medical, dental and optical needs including drug treatments 9 ID’s acquired Family field trips to The Pumpkin Patch and Swimming pool Holiday feasts for Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas Wrapped Christmas gifts for all 5,400 dinners served
Target demographics: Homeless youth in the Portland area
Geographic areas served: Portland, Oregon
Programs: Tuesday Drop-In Hours: between 4 and 8:30 pm Snack & Play (baby play group) Weekly on Fridays Hours: between 10 am and 12 pm
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Rating: 5 stars  

Dinner & A Movie has a mentorship aspect that far exceeds expectations. They serve a niche with homeless youth that isn't being filled in Portland. Mentorship with Dinner & A Movie is basically life long because they understand that it takes a long time to help abused children who feel as though they are unloveable. There Child & Family Development Program is also tremendous, where mom's invite other mom's because they know how much it has helped them. Great place where the kids rave about the good food and that they actually feel loved and cared for.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing kids who have been in the mentorship program come off drugs, off the streets, and be changed.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

add more mentors.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

The homeless youth in Portland.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

Because I wanted to be a part of the solution. As I can't be a full-time mentor, I wanted to help pay for a mentor.

What would you tell others about this organization?

Because they actually love these kids, unconditionally. They care and want to see as many youth changed and healed as possible.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

17 people found this review helpful

This is a great mentoring project in Portland,Oregon for homeless youth and young families. Although they are faith-based, there is no pushiness with the religion. They have a Tuesday drop-in night where they can eat a hot meal in a safe place, watch a movie, play cards, etc. They can also pick up clean, warm clothing, blankets, sleeping bags, and other items. Portland has a large youth homeless population, the majority of which have been abused in their own homes and foster homes. Dinner and a Movie connects with them on Tuesdays to build mentoring relationships to help these kids.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

reduce foster care needs and the youth homeless population in Oregon.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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