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The Washington County Reentry Council is a community-based coalition of individuals, organizations and agencies working together to help the justice-involved successfully reenter society.
For information, or to receive the monthly eNewsletter, contact via email to:
Address: Washington County Reentry Council, P.O. Box 463, Hillsboro, OR 97123
If you are interested in reentry efforts in Washington County please attend a council meeting or send an email to
We meet bi-monthly on the second Wednesdays from 1-3 PM at the Community Corrections Center, 2nd Floor, located at 260 SW Adams St. in Hillsboro. Sign in as a Visitor at the front desk and proceed upstairs to the conference room.
The next council meeting is Wednesday, March 11th.
and open to the public. We are a community-based council. There is no requirement to join other than a passion for reentry work on behalf of formerly incarcerated individuals returning to their communities. If you are interested in reentry efforts in Washington County please attend a council meeting or send an email to
FREE Tax Assistance: Through April 15. Volunteers will be providing free tax preparation/filing at the Beaverton Activities Center (12500 SW Allen Blvd.). Assistance is offered in multiple languages. It is walk-in only and open: Tuesday-Friday (11AM-7PM) and Saturdays (9AM-5PM).
For more info, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/taxprep. Please note: this year, residents will need to bring health insurance documentation with them to complete their taxes, including Form 1095-A if they or anyone on their tax return had coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace.
Feb 7th - The 2015 Women In Prison Conference. 8AM - 6PM. The conference will be held at the Lewis & Clark Law School. For more info http://ojrc.info/wipconference
Feb 9th - Overcoming the Odds: What makes a difference in recovery from a life of addiction
and crime? - A panel presentation on the “The Residue Years”, the Everybody Reads 2015 book selection by Mitchell Jackson. https://multcolib.org/everybody-reads. PCC Cascade, Moriarty Arts and Humanities bldg auditorium. Portland 6-8PM - Doors open at 5:45pm
Feb 11 th - Interfaith Advocacy Day. 9AM - 4PM. Join several hundred Oregonians of many religious traditions for a day of interfaith worship, dialogue, education, and advocacy.. Download an
event brochure for a full schedule of activities. Register securely online at www.emoregon.org.
Feb 14th - Happy Valentines Day
Feb 14th & 15th - KUIK NW Family & Kids Festival 10AM - 4PM. An event for the entire family! Enjoy the opportunity to learn more about a Patrol Deputy's car and motorcycle! Play the Safety Interactive Game and more - Location: Washington County Fair Complex - Main Exhibit Building 873 Northeast 34th Avenue, Hillsboro, OR 97124-6700
February 23rd – 27th, The Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland’s Spay & Save program. Spay & neuter program for the cats of low income families. Low income cat owners can get EVERY cat in their home altered for FREE. There is no limit on the number of cats any one family or person can
bring in. Clients must live in Clark, Clackamas, Multnomah or Washington counties. Call 503-802-6755 or 1 -800-345-SPAY to schedule an appointment.
Feb 28th - Special Olympics Oregon Polar Plunge PDX. 11AM -1PM. 2015 Portland Polar Plunge
Mondays, 7:00 - 9:00PM, Cedar Mill Bible Church’s Freedom Fellowship - 18 & older group for the justice involved, meets at Elmer's - 1250 Waterhouse Ave. (South of the Sunset Highway).
Fridays, 7:00PM, Celebrate Recovery - At Forest Grove Assembly of God, 1523 Pacific Avenue, Forest Grove, Or. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, biblically based 12-step recovery program. For more information. Call (503) 357-6223
Sundays, 3:00 - 5:00PM, Light My Way Ministry services - At Sonrise Church, 6701 NE Campus Way, Hillsboro, OR. Closed campus worship services for anyone age 18 & older. Meal provided.
Scrubbing Criminal Records to Unlock Barriers (SCRUB) - The Oregon Law Center's Hillsboro Regional Office expungement project, to help low-income residents with arrests / convictions in Washington County. Call 503-640-4115 for an appointment.