August Newsletter


Happy August! We'd like to remind everyone that the 2019 FACT All Ability Tri4Youth is coming up on Saturday, August 10th at the Tualatin Hills Athletic Center in Beaverton.

Community Pathways is sponsoring a vendor booth and will be providing resources for individuals and families interested in learning more about brokerage support services. Please share this with anyone who you think may be interested in learning more about us and our community partners. Members of our team will also be helping out at the Rally Booth, helping people make signs to cheer the athletes on!

We're so glad to be supporting this great event organized by our friends at FACT Oregon.

Interested in volunteering? Sign up online

Be sure to stop by our booth to say hello!

Jennifer Santiago
Executive Director


Art Exhibits at the Seven Corners Collaborative

Artists are invited to apply to exhibit their artwork at the Seven Corners Collaborative (2475 SE Ladd Avenue). Applications are available online Or you may request a printed copy be mailed to you. Questions? Contact Kristine Olson at or call (503) 292-4964 x121


Provider Update: FAQs about EVV System

As providers know, a new system called Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) was implemented on July 16th. If you're a provider and still have questions about PSW EVV, please let us know. You can find a quick list of answers to frequently asked questions on our website here.

IMPORTANT: Please note that the EVV system was not created and is not managed by brokerages, such as Community Pathways. It was created as a part of a federal law and was implemented by DHS. For more information and to register for an orientation session visit


Self-Advocacy Resources

How to ask for what you need and want:

  • Talk with your personal agent about learning how to advocate for yourself at home and in the community.

  • Contact the Oregon Self-Advocacy Coalition to learn how to advocate for yourself and get introduced to other self-advocates and networks of support.

How to get involved in a self-advocacy group in the community:

  • Ask your personal agent to learn more about Build A Movement and Self-Advocates Taking Action, a group of self-advocates in the Portland Metro area who meet monthly and quarterly to discuss their top priorities: Housing, Healthcare, and DD services.

  • For more information about BAM and SATA, contact Jennifer Knapp at

How to advocate at the political level and speak with your legislators:

  • Visit the GO! Project website to learn more about the joint efforts of the Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities and the Oregon IDD Coalition to lead individuals and group in self-advocacy at the State Capitol in Salem.


Upcoming Events

FACT Oregon's All Ability Tri4Youth

  • Saturday, August 10th. Race starts at 9AM.

  • Tualatin Hills Athletic Center, Beaverton, OR

  • Open to athletes of all abilities ages 8-26 years old

  • Register as an athlete, team, or volunteer at

LGBTQIA+ Hangout

  • Thursday, August 29th. 4-6PM

  • 2475 SE Ladd Ave., 4th Floor, Portland, OR

  • Come hang out and meet people in an inclusive, safe space

  • Questions? Contact us at (503) 935-5243 or

The 15th Annual Walk, Roll 'n' Run for UCP

Ongoing Events:

Neighborhood Street Fairs

Portland Parks and Recreation

  • Portland Parks and Recreation has lots of free resources! Whether it's a list of interactive fountains to cool down in, movies in the park, concerts or festivals, you can find it all on their website:

    Do you have other inclusive events you'd like to share with the community? Please let us know. Thank you!


Mural Painting & Gallery Opening at Seven Corners

SAVE THE DATE ! Community members are invited to help paint a mural at the Seven Corners Collaborative building (2475 SE Ladd Avenue) and preview the latest art exhibition at Seven Corners Gallery on August 22nd, 2-4pm.

Stop by to help paint the mural, see wonderful art on display, and stay for snacks and drinks!

For more information about Seven Corners Gallery and how to apply to exhibit artwork visit



Call (503) 292-4964 Ext. 121


Our Mission

Community Pathways' mission is to assist adults with developmental disabilities to live empowered, self-determined lives through community connections.

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