Straight Path Inc.

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Straight Path Inc. is a community-based, non-profit organization committed to helping individuals and families overcome challenges and dysfunctions associated with histories of substance abuse, gang affiliation, criminal behavior and/or incarceration. Straight Path Inc. is founded on the belief that with love, guidance and support all people are capable of (and worthy of) leading healthy, productive and spiritually rewarding lives.

Choices: We recognize that sometimes good people make poor choices. Sadly, the turmoil caused by one person's poor choices manifests in the lives of other family members. In our clients, poor choices have often led to the destruction of family relations, incarceration and/or other types of institutionalization. Straight Path Inc. works with clients to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to make good choices and move forward in restoring healthy and prosperous family relationships.

Breaking Cycles: Individuals re-entering our community after incarceration or institutionalization face many roadblocks. Even after training programs and gaining employment people often find themselves lacking the resources, knowledge and skills needed to acheive health and prosperity in their family, community, and economic lives. If not mitigated, these roadblocks often result in discouragement, a sense of hopelessness andd (too often) back to poor choices and further incarceration. Of particular concern is the impact that this cycle has on the lives of dependent children. In addition to being deprived of a safe and nurturing childhood, many of these youth inevitably repeat the same type of poor choices learned from watching their parents. Thus, the vicious cycle of addiction, crime and incarceration devastates the lives of the next generation. Straight Path Inc. is dedicated to working with our clients to break these cycles.

At Straight Path Inc. we ACT on the belief that "if you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem". We help remove roadblocks by providing mentoring relationships, job retention services, recreational activities and meeting places as well as access to job training, daycare, and after school programs.

If you share our commitment to healing families, teaching positive decision-making and breaking the destructive cycles of substance-abuse, crime and incarceration, please join us. Together we can build strong families and strong family values.

Luke 10:2, "And he said to them, the harvest plentiful, but the laborers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field."


    Mentoring * Employment
    Straight Path Inc.
    5848 NE 42nd Ave. | Portland, OR 97218 | PH: 503-284-6520