About Families in Crisis Fund
The Families in Crisis Fund helps the School District assist 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 school social workers and parent community specialists 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 or have been directly impacted by COVID-19 with one time payments of rent, utilities, medical costs, transportation, or employment related costs or supplies.
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.