Straight Path, Inc

Mentoring and Employment

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Straight Path, Inc. is a grassroots community-based organization committed to assisting individuals and families overcome barriers created by poverty, dysfunctional families, gang affiliation, histories of substance abuse, past criminal behavior and institutionalization.

Straight Path, Inc. is founded on the belief that with love, guidance and support all people are capable and worthy of leading healthy, productive and spiritually rewarding lives.


We recognize that sometimes good people make poor and unhealthy choices. The turmoil caused by one person’s poor choices impacts the lives of other family members. In our clients, poor choices have often led to the destruction of family relationships. Straight Path, Inc. works with our clients to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to make healthy choices. These healthy choices promote the restoration of a strong family unit.

Individuals reentering our community after institutionalization face enormous barriers. Even after training programs and gaining employment, people often find themselves lacking resources, knowledge and skills needed to achieve health and prosperity in their family. If not mitigated, these barriers often result in discouragement, a sense of hopelessness and often a return to poor choices and further institutionalization. Straight Path is dedicated to providing opportunities for change.

Breaking the Cycle for Positive Change

Our Supporters

Ankrom Mosian Architects

Auto Warehousing Co.


Central Northeast Neighbors, Inc.

City of Gresham

City of Portland Crime Prevention Coordinator

City of Portland Bureau of Human Resources Employment & Development

City of Portland Bureau of Police

City of Portland Office of Mayor Charlie Hales

Coast Industries Inc.

Columbia Distributing

Concordia Neighborhood Association

Concordia University

Constructing Hope

CRN Global

Cully Association of Neighbors

Department of Community Justice Multnomah Co

DePaul Treatment Center

Dr Henry G. Greenidge

EFI Recycling

Forest Service Pacific NW Region


Hoffman Construction Company

Ironworkers Local Union No. 29

Irvington Covenant Church

Labor Works

Mark W. Eves, PC

McDougal Littell


MercyCorps NW Reentry Transition Center


NAACP Portland Unit #1120

NECA IBEW local 48 Electrical Training Center

New Seasons Market

ODOT Office of Civil Rights

Oregon & SW Washington Roofers & Waterproofers, JATC

Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries/Apprenticeship and Training Division

Oregon Department of Transportation

Our 42nd Ave

Pacific Power/Pacific Corp

Port of Portland

Portland Community College/Portland Metropolitan Workforce Training Center

Portland Development Commission

Portland General Electric

Providence Health & Services

Rizk Law

St Charles Borremeo Parish

Susan Trabucco Consulting

The Oregon Islamic Chaplains Organization

The Portland Observer

Transamerica Financial Advisors, Inc.

Tri Met

UA Plumbers and Steamfitters

University of Portland


Urban League of Portland

US Bank

Volunteers of America

Waste Management

Weston Pontiac Buick

William Leonard C.P.A. 

Work Systems

Worksource Portland Metro


Straight Path, Inc.  5848 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, Oregon 97218