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Healthy Sisters

By Susanna Rempel, Associate Director

Healthy Sisters has been a part of New City’s work since the summer of 2012. Over the last four years, 14 volunteer drivers have provided 215 rides, friendship and council to over 30 women. Pat, one of our volunteer drivers states that,

“I was interested in volunteering with Healthy Sisters because of my previous experience driving people who were either low-income or disabled, or both, to their appointments as a volunteer for years with Northwest Portland Ministries. As a single person I can appreciate how urgently the women we drive need this assistance...

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Story and a Snack

By Susanna Rempel, Associate Director

Story and a Snack has gotten off with a slow but steady start, like any good novel, encouraging and connecting with families one day and one page at a time. Families that are participating are so very excited that the program exists. Here is what some of the volunteers are saying about the experience: 

Fran Berg: 
“My experience being a volunteer with the Story and a Snack program has been a joy and rewarding one. Spending time with the young children and their family members or caregivers reading stories, singing songs and playing with bubbles...

Join us in reading Breaking Night by Liz Murray

Breaking Night

During our winter staff retreat, New City decided to start a staff book club together and check in during our monthly meetings to discuss it. The book we chose to read is called Breaking Night, and we’d like to highly recommend this book to our volunteers and participants! This is a deeply moving personal account of a young woman’s journey from "Homelessness to Harvard," as per her description. Liz Murray recounts her experiences starting from her early childhood during the happier times of her life and moves into the intense details of the effects of her parents’ destructive drug habits. Liz is uncomfortably...

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July Newsletter

Healthy Sisters By Susanna Rempel, Associate Director Healthy Sisters has been a part of New City’s work since the summer of 2012. Over the last four years, 14 volunteer drive...

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