The systems in Rockwood were designed to under-serve its residents. Only one major grocery store in Rockwood makes healthy food challenging to access. Many healthcare facilities don't take OHP. Most services need to be walkable from public transportation. The systems need to be fixed for the Rockwood community. We can change that.
Residents of Rockwood
Live 10-Years Shorter
Than their Portland Neighbors
Poor Health Outcomes
Rockwood scored the worst on 16 out of 19 key health indicators in the Portland metro area.
Rockwood has 1 major grocery store where our surrounding neighbors have 13.
Homelessness & Housing Crisis
The average household income is almost 50% lower compared to our Portland neighbors.
If Multnomah County were divided into two states, the west side of the county would be one of the wealthiest states in the United States, and the east side would be one of the poorest.
"The Numbers" is Rockwood - the neighborhood between Portland and Gresham.
"The Numbers" is a local nickname for Rockwood. The neighborhood sits between 162nd and 202nd.
Rejected by both Portland and Gresham, Rockwood is a community that has never been embraced. Years of neglect and underinvestment have led Rockwood to be Oregon's largest, under-resourced, and challenged community.
Our Success, by the Numbers
Our work in 2022
People served in Rockwood
Covid Vaccines delivered
BIPOC entrepreneurs supported
Attended our 30 health fairs
individuals received nutritional assistance
A New Future
Since 2013, we have been facilitating collaborative solutions with our Rockwood neighbors and local leaders that provide pathways for Rockwood residents to thrive educationally, economically, and relationally. This has led to:
This is just the beginning, there is more work to be done.
Join us in Raising the Numbers.
your investment can help transform Oregon's most underserved community
Helps bring a culturally specific healthy meal to a family in need.
Helps provide health centered outreach to elderly and vulnerable communities.
Helps provide the necessary finances and mentorship for a new entrepreneur.
Provides a room for a week for family or victim of domestic abuse.
Learn more about Rockwood's Demographics and Data
Check out The Rockwood Identity Atlas. A 100-page report that is a compilation of maps, data, and stories about the community of Rockwood. This data and these stories strive to make the identity, geography, and living conditions of the Rockwood community more visible to the public, agencies, and nonprofits.
The Raise the Numbers Community Transformation Fund is an initiative of the Community Development Corporation of Oregon dba Rockwood CDC.
All donations are tax-deductible within the guidelines of United States law. The Community Development Corporation of Oregon is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization based in the U.S. (Tax ID / EIN #46-1475038).
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