Immunize Oregon


Community Outreach and Health Education

EECRC in collaboration with Immunize Oregon  is conducting culturally specific community forum to create awareness and expand knowledge about immunization and Vaccines.

Immunize the horn 2019

This event will be held on June 22, 2019 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm at midland Library. Refreshments, Interpretation and Childcare will be provided.

Survey on immunization

Survey has been prepared and currently conducting on four language , English Amharic, Tigrigna and Afaan Oromo. Please Participate.

FEAST : Community Conversation on food security



FEAST is a project designed by Oregon Food Bank for community to engage in conversation about Food Security.

"Food Security is a condition in which community residents obtained a ssssafe culturally acceptable, nutritionally adequate diet through a sustainable food system that maximizes community self reliance, social justice and democratic decision making. " [Mike Hamm and Anne Bellows].

 EECRC organized Ethiopian and Eritrean refugee and immigrant community wide conversation about cultural food and getting involved in actionable project. Sofar three conversation held .

Community Garden


East Portland African Refugee and Immigrants Food Forest


Our Community Garden was created by incorporating permaculture concepts into a food forest model. It is designed to include a diverse abundance of fruits, trees, and edible berry shrubs to help native habitat rehabilitation for local wildlife.

The garden consists of many shared plots, which encourages community engagement and interaction within the African refugee and immigrant communities. Members are able to learn the skills that come along with growing culturally specific vegetables right here in Portland, as well as how to overcome issues related to gardening in a new climate.

Involvement in the Community Garden also provides an opportunity to build relationships and strengthen community connections.

The Garden is located at 8500 NE Siskiyou St., Portland OR.

Oregon Food Bank

Thank you for our sponsers

  • East Portland Community Office
  • East Multinomah Soil and water conservation district
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Community Health

EECRC works for healthy community.


To promote the health and wellness of our growing immigrant community, we offer the following services free of charge:

  • Health insurance enrollment
  • Patient navigation
  • Follow-up education
  • Patient advocacy.

Upon request, we are able to connect you with  Certified Community Health Workers, Certified OHP Application Assisters and Certified Application Counselors.

For more information and assistance, please call (503)642-9806 or email us at

Community Adjustment support

Community members meeting regularly and share life.


In collaboration with Lutheran Community Services Northwest, the EECRC has coordinated and facilitated a community adjustment support group.

This past year, we offered an 8-week course teaching emotional wellness and successful integration techniques in a new environment. This course covered topics such as, understanding mental health in the USA, overcoming culture shock, and the importance of self-care.

Twenty Nine Ethiopian and Eritrean refugee and recently immigrated community members provided this course from December 11, 2017 to March 5 , 2018 and graduated.

 Upon completing the course, the graduates formed a group called Kisanet (meaning “I got relief/peace” in the Tigrigna language) and continue to stay in contact and support one another. Kisanet meets regularly and support each other.

Community Child Care


East African Community Child Care Initiative


The EECRC  with the East Portland African Child care initiative  provides  assistance to at least ten women in obtaining a Registered Family Child Care license. 

This helps to provide childcare options that cater to specific cultural needs, while creating new opportunities for economic empowerment.

Thank you to  East Portland community office for the Sponsorship.

Mentoring and Tutoring