February is Black History Month, a time to celebrate the many accomplishments and contributions of Black Americans. This month we want to show our appreciation for two of the Black-led organizations we partner with: Miracles Club and Urban League of Portland. Both organizations are important parts of Portland’s Black history, and continue to make a positive impact in Black and African American communities today.
Miracles Club is a recovery center founded in 1993 by three men in recovery wishing to create a safe and sober environment to sustain the African American community. For more than 25 years, that vision has grown into today’s Miracles Club, offering a full range of addiction support services.
They serve the community by:
- Offering peer support services provided by certified recovery mentors
- Providing sober housing
- Offering a wellness program with heavily discounted exercise passes
- Providing COVID-19 wraparound services
- Providing free acupuncture (a partnership with Quest Center for Integrative Health)
- Doing community outreach around harm reduction and distributing harm reduction supplies
- Providing free clothing and hygiene kits
- Providing culturally-specific addiction treatment (a partnership with Quest Center for Integrative Health)
- Providing a fellowship hall for recovery meetings in the heart of NE Portland
CCC is proud to partner with Miracles Club. Miracles Club provides referrals from its programs to the CCC-owned Miracles Central Apartments and on-site recovery peer support for residents.
Urban League of Portland
Urban League of Portland is one of Oregon’s oldest civil rights and social service organizations, empowering African Americans and others to achieve equality in education, employment, health, economic security and quality of life.
They do this by:
- Engaging and organizing their community in order to achieve a more equitable and just place to live and work.
- Creating healthier neighborhoods through education and navigation of available health care insurance choices, and building a network of trusted advocates who promote healthcare in their own communities.
- Connecting the most vulnerable to stable housing resources and solutions
- Providing care services that help our elders remain independent, safe and active in their own homes and connected to vital wellness and preventative health care services
- Bridging the gap of employment through mentorship, job readiness and expanding professional growth as part of our steadfast commitment increasing diversity in the workplace
- Guiding young adults towards a brighter future through workforce preparation and digital
CCC was thrilled to work alongside Urban League of Portland as part of the Transforming Justice Coalition, which worked to get Senate Bill 1510 passed in 2022.