Welcome to our Family of Friends

We believe that thriving kids and families lie at the heart of healthy, connected communities.  Kids have incredible perspective and wisdom to contribute.  Unfortunately, kids and families with low-incomes often have less access to opportunities that build the skills and networks they need to lead their fullest lives.

By partnering with low-income kids, parents/guardians and volunteer mentors, Family of Friends supports mentoring relationships outside of school, that help kids build social and emotional skills and relationships through play.  Our ultimate goal is to decrease the gap in outcomes for low-income kids and families.

Join the movement to elevate kids and make our community stronger.  Refer someone to be a mentor to a Gresham youth today or donate to support our mission.


This is why Mentoring Matters…


Congratulations to our 2017 Match of the Year Nominees and Winners!

Read their stories HERE.

Marwa & Paige at Ice Cream Social

Our Executive Director, Michelle Kosta, was recognized as a “Rising Star” at the 2018 Gresham Chamber Business Excellence Awards.

Read the Gresham Outlook news story HERE

Michelle Business awards luncheon

Our Annual Report

It was a fantastic year, and you helped us get there.  Click HERE to view our 2017 Annual Report.

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