Mother & Child Education Center

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1515 NE 41st Ave
United States

About Us

Organizational Profile

Mother & Child Education Center, a non-profit organization located in Northeast Portland, has been serving families from throughout the Greater Portland community since 1971, primarily families who are low-income or experiencing a family crisis (such as divorce, teenage pregnancy or unemployment). Our center is open six days per week for quiet conversation, in addition to our 24/7 pregnancy & parenting crisis line available in three languages: English, Spanish & Russian. We offer our services at no charge.

We offer classes and workshops taught by volunteers such as prenatal health, labor & delivery, newborn care, parenting, nutrition, and budgeting. An on-sight certified counselor is also available for individual counseling sessions. We also provide emergency clothing, diapers, food/formula, and other supplies to more than 100 families each month. Our gentle care of mothers is highly respected in the local community, including two colleges that work with Mother & Child as a maternal/child care training site for their student nurses.

Our vision is to create a world where children are welcomed and nurtured in the womb, in the home, in the community, and beyond. We embrace this vision through our mission which is to build a community of competent, confident mothers. We are a direct service agency which partners with many others including Insight Teen Programs, Multnomah County Health Services, Sunshine Division, and churches throughout the area. Our Core Values include supporting human life, motherhood, family, community, education and service.