Community + Family Programs



4803 NE 7TH AVE – PORTLAND, OR 97211


CFP MAIN OFFICE: (503) 285-0493

CFP FAX NUMBER (503)281-6766

  ENERGY HOTLINE: (503) 240-0828

HOUSING HOTLINE: (503)972-3699






homeless housing services

SEI has two homeless housing programs for families: Mobile Housing Team and Project HAVEN.  Both programs work with families who are currently homeless in Multnomah County and seeking housing.  Homeless families wishing to access these programs must complete an eligibility assessment.  Both programs provide case management to help families address housing barriers and move in to safe and affordable housing, and can provide assistance with rent for 1-12 months.  LEARN MORE


short term rental assistance

SEI has short term rent assistance for families with school-age children, and or individuals from the African American community whose income meets the eligibility requirements.  SEI will allocate its Short Term Rental Assistance (STRA) for eligible families and individuals from the following points of contact:Homeless Family System of Care, SEI SUN school sites, internal referrals and partner agencies as capacity allows. Please call the housing hotline for up to date information 503-972-3699 or 211 for additional resources. 


multnomah stability initiative (MSI)

The Multnomah Stability Initiative is for families whose income is at or below 125% federal poverty level and have children under the age of 18 in the home. MSI works with families by providing long term case management (12-24 months) to help families achieve and maintain family stability and self sufficiency via partnerships with WorkSource Oregon.



Through partnerships with Pacific Power and Light, Portland General Electric, NW Natural Gas, and the City of Portland Water Authority, we help families acquire and maintain affordable home energy and utility services. Our program offers eligible clients emergency payments for electricity, gas, oil and water discount.  LEARN MORE


●        30-Day proof of gross income for ALL family members over 18 years of age

●        Picture Identification for ALL family members over 18 years of age

●        Social Security cards for ALL family members

●        Current Utility Bill (applicant’s name must be on bill)

Your application will not be accepted if you do not have all of the above items with you. There is no guarantee of assistance. Call the Energy Hotline for most up to date information (503) 240-0828




Domestic Violence

SEI’s domestic violence program provides services to individuals and families experiencing domestic violence or sexual assault. Advocates provide safety planning and face-to-face contact within 48 hours of assignment, as well as crisis-oriented services, on-going support to individuals and families, access to individual counseling, and support groups.  LEARN MORE


parent child development services (PCDS)

Parent Child Development Services (PCDS) provide services for families of children (0-6) to promote positive parenting, healthy child development, and school readiness. All child development services include a range of activities designed to promote parent competence and healthy child development. LEARN MORE


Parenting Class

SEI Parenting Class is a 20-week program with individuals participating in discussions with such topics as: teaching through modeling, effective praise, natural and logical consequences, cultural discipline, single parenting, parenting approaches and the developmental abilities of children. LEARN MORE


Parent Support Group

The weekly Parent Support Group seeks to reduce instances of child maltreatment by providing parents with an safe environment to talk about stresses and effective parenting styles. The group is process oriented and participant lead. LEARN MORE


employment services

CFP offers multiple employment programs via community partners.

Community Works Project are for those families receiving TANF and seeking  support in securing employment and increasing life skills.

Community Economic Opportunity are for low income adults who are homeless or facing housing instability and want to engage in coaching, skill development and training to gain or increase employment.

Pathways to Success are for low income adults who are facing multiple barriers to employment and want to engage in coaching, skill development and training to achieve their employment goal. LEARN MORE


in-home safety and reunification services (ISRS)

In-home Safety and Reunification Services are designed to help stabilize families in crisis and help keep children out of foster care whenever possible. SEI ISRS Coordinators work with the family to provide child safety; stabilize and improve parental protection of the children; and help them access necessary formal/informal community resources and other supports to prevent the child’s re-abuse and/or re-entry to the Child Welfare System. LEARN MORE