The Families in Crisis Fund helps the Portland Public Schools assist students and families with emergency needs. With the pandemic, this need has increased for the Portland School District’s most vulnerable children and their families.
This fund allows the District to help families directly with basic needs other than food. The Families in Crisis Fund can be used to help Portland families who are experiencing unemployment, illness, or other challenging situations to pay their rent, utilities, medical costs, or other necessary supplies. Payments are made directly to creditors.
As the pandemic continues to impact disadvantaged families in different ways, the Families in Crisis Fund helps meet the needs of students as they arise.