Child Abuse

  • Youth Contact: mental health treatment
  • Child Abuse Awareness (WA County Sheriff resource): Kody Harris Hotline 503-681-6917
  • CARES NW: Child abuse evaluation and treatment




Local School Districts

Mental Health

  • Lines for Life: Need help? Let’s talk! The YouthLine is a free and confidential teen-to-teen mental health support and crisis line for youth. Teens can reach out every day from 4PM-10PM PST to talk to a trained peer about whatever they need support with. No problem is too big or too small for YouthLine! YouthLine is available by phone call, text, chat, and email. For more information, visit, call 877-968-8491, or text “teen2teen” to 839-863.
  • Youth Contact: mental health treatment
  • CARES NW: Child abuse evaluation and treatment
  • Sequoia Mental Health Services: Therapy
  • KEEP: Groups for foster families


  • State of Access and Equity: Report on Oregon provider survey, focus groups, and interviews looking at equity and access barriers for out of school time programs
  • Kids tough questions: How to have discussions about racism with your kids

Training / Education

  • MESA (Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement): MESA's mission is to provide students underrepresented in STEM fields with opportunities. Invention Clubs are an opportunity for 5th to 12th-grade students who do not have a MESA chapter at their school or are home school students, to participate in the MESA experience. Students must also qualify for free/reduced lunch in order to participate.
  • Resources for remote learning: Washington County Cooperative Library Services

Why out of school time matters

History of Afterschool

This video of the history of afterschool also talks about current issues and the future of afterschool.


In 2018 Meyer Memorial Trust supported a series of Community Conversations and an online survey for parents and guardians.  Their responses documented their experiences with obtaining and using early childhood, afterschool, and summer care for their kids and youth.  WCK produced the 2019 “Imperative to Act” report and “Executive Summary” reviewing research on the topic, outlining the results of parent and guardian experiences, and making recommendations for further action.:

Download The Imperative to Act Report
Download The Imperative to Act Executive Summary