The RC News

We are excited to announce that the Rockwood center has Fully reopened!

School Supply Drive
Aug 08, 9:00 AM PDT
The Rockwood Center

School Supply Collection Drive

The Rockwood Center is collecting school supplies to help children in the Rockwood, Gresham, and Portland areas get ready for the 2022-2023 school year. 

Our goal is to hand out 100 backpacks, if not more, filled with school supplies. 

Monetary Donations Are Also Very Much Appreciated


*Make checks payable to:


For questions or more information, call Avi @ 503-661-8632 or


August 8th until August 26th, 

Monday - Friday, 9 am to 1 pm



 The Rockwood Center

17805 SE Stark Street 

Portland OR 97233

Gresham United Methodist Church

620 NW 8th St

Gresham, OR 97030

We-sew sewing classes are being held three Saturdays a month, limiting only eight students per class. We have beginners, advanced, and ages 8-13 classes.                        for more information

The Rockwood Center has received a grant to start the Art and Music Academy program for the Summer and Fall of 2022-2023.                        for more information.  Registrations are OPEN!

Cultivate Initiatives have been working hard to provide free showers at our location, they are at the RC every Tuesday from 11am-2pm. You can get more information on our Facebook page, for other locations, and times.

Memories from events in the Past

During the Covid19 pandemic last year, the RC kept the doors open to the Superhero Comic book camp, We-Sew class, and Doulas Latinas sewing classes while keeping everyone safe and following OHA protocols. 

Even though the RC was not fully functioning, the RC took this opportunity to work in the kitchen by renovating the floors and adding new appliances and grease drainage. The Rockwood Center is working hard to get the kitchen certified.