Our Response to COVID-19

Information about COVID-19 Vaccines for Children 5-11 Year Olds from the Oregon Health Authority (pdf)

CDC Covid-19 Vaccines Recommendations for Children & Teens

Relationships Aren’t Cancelled!

During the COVID-19 health crisis, and the national spotlight on racial and societal inequities in our community, Family of Friends is more committed than ever to the health and safety of our participants, staff and our community.  At this time, our staff are working from home and our office is closed.

In Effect As of June 19th, 2020:

Per Multnomah County’s entrance into Phase 1 of reopening, we have begun to cautiously re-start in-person visits between individual youth and mentor matches.  Mentors and parents have been provided with an updated set of guidelines based on Multnomah County’s Guidelines for Youth Programs and Summer Camps.  Staff continue to work individually with each volunteer and family to decide the best strategy for each person’s in-person participation.  We will continue to abide by social distancing rules including face-coverings and outdoor activities whenever possible.

Still in effect for staff and program:

  • No group meetings above 25 people
  • Staff based from home with limited business related travel
  • Social distancing rules may apply
  • Face coverings rules may apply
  • Extra cleaning and disinfecting of materials used by staff and/or participants

We will continue to follow local and statewide requirements for safety and health during the pandemic.

For questions, please contact our Executive Director, Sarah Shaw Dixon, sshawdixon@family-of-friends.org