Elder community members are invited to Elders for Tenant Protection and Just Cause Eviction

Elder community members are invited to
Elders for Tenant Protection 
and Just Cause Eviction
 Learn and Share with us
  • If you have experienced a rent increase or no cause eviction notices
  • If you want to be informed on HB 2004 (Stabilizes the standard for just cause eviction and repeals the state ban on rent stabilization)
  • If you want to voice your rights as a tenant
  • If you want to learn ways to participate in the Housing Lobby Day.

Also, connect with State Representative Diego Hernandez

February 27, Monday 
from 5:30 -7:30 pm at
East Portland Neighborhood Office (EPNO)
(1017 NE 117th Avenue, Portland, OR 97220)
For more information, 
email Lisha Shrestha or call 503-595-7532.
Snacks and Interpretation Services (Somali, Russian, Spanish and Nepali) will be provided
 
Thanks to our Community Partners 

Help Set Our Advocacy Goals for 2017

Elders in Action Advocacy Agenda Meeting – February 21
On February 21 from 3:00-5:00pm at Impact NW Multicultural Center at 4610 SE Belmont St, Elders in Action will host a meeting of volunteers and partners to discuss our advocacy agenda for the 2017 Legislative Session. EIA staff will share our agency’s legislative priorities and solicit input from attendees on other issues we should be tracking. Representatives of partner organizations such as Stable Homes for Oregon Families, Campaign for Seniors and People with Disabilities and AARP-Oregon have been invited to share legislative updates at this meeting as well. For more information about this meeting, contact JoAnn Herrigel at 503-595-7530 or click to email here.

Join Us for our Fall “Pop Up” Event for Beer, Pizza and Fun!

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Lagunitas Brewing Company has done a wonderful thing by opening up a Community Room for local Non-Profits to use so Elders in Action is going to have a get- together!

Join Elders in Action’s staff, volunteers, friends, and partners for a Fall Pop-Up event with Brews, Pizza, Raffle Prizes and special Guest Speakers.

Learn about Elders in Action’s wonderful programs and meet our extraordinary volunteers who help us fulfill our mission of assuring a vibrant community through the active involvement of older adults.

Drop in any time between 5:30-8:30 but last call and raffle prizes will be around 8pm. Beer and wine are offered with $5 donation which include raffle ticket and pizza.

Lagunitas Community Room is at 287 NE Broadway Suite 300, Portland OR 97232.. Public Transit: On streetcar Loop A, Bus #4-Division/Fessenden to St Johns, Bus 17-Holgate/Broadway to NE Saratoga & 27th , Close to MAX Red, Blue & Green.

RSVP on Face Book by clicking here or call Elders in Action at 503-235-5474.
Elders in Action is supporting the Yes on Affordable Homes campaign.

 

 

Elder Abuse Program Evaluator Position

Elder Abuse Program Evaluator Position

Status: Part Time, Short Term (25 hours week)

Supervisor: Deputy Director
Elders in Action is seeking an enthusiastic self-starter to assess and make recommendations on our current and future processes for addressing issues of older adult victims of crime. This will include working with EIA staff, partner organizations and crime prevention personnel to identify strengths, weaknesses and opportunities of current and potential strategies for intake, facilitation and resolution of issues facing older adult victims of crime and abuse. This position is grant funded and will end in December 2017. Some travel to out of state trainings may be necessary.
As Elders in Action approaches its 20th Anniversary, we are embarking on an organizational review of our vision, mission and goals to ensure that Elders in Action maintains its relevance to a growing and increasingly diverse older adult population in the Portland metro area. The ideal candidate will participate in this effort to ensure Elders in Action is inclusive and representative of the diversity of our elder community.
Scope of Position:
Program Evaluation

? Review our current procedures for intake of older adult victims of crime, including domestic abuse, fraud and scams and caretaker abuse
? Compare and contrast Elders in Action’s in-house response procedures with those used by partner organizations such as Adult Protective Services, Multnomah County District Senior Centers and non-profits organizations working victims of crime
? Develop proposed recommendations for integrating new intake and assistance procedures for victims of crime
? Develop proposed recommendations for tracking procedures and technological changes in databases that will increase data gathering and reporting
Partner Interaction
? Conduct interviews and attend workshops with partner organizations such as local domestic violence service providers and members of Inter-Agency Committee for Abuse Prevention (ICAP) to identify techniques and procedures employed by others to assist victims of crime.
? Facilitate a group discussion with professionals in the field to identify gaps in the existing elder abuse system with a view to identifying how volunteers may fill those gaps
? Solicit the participation of staff from partners agencies in presenting at trainings
Training
? Develop training protocols based largely on existing materials gathered from partner organizations
? Prepare and implement training for volunteers and staff as appropriate
? Create prevention education curriculum and train volunteers as community educators
? Recruit and train volunteers to assist with implementation of proposed procedures and activities
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
? Comfort working independently and within teams – employee should be a solution oriented self-starter
? Excellent communication and interpersonal skills – employee will be constantly interacting with staff, partners and volunteers
? Good research and program evaluation skills
? Some experience with service provision for victims of crime
? Experience recruiting and training of volunteers
? Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with people in diverse situations and of varied backgrounds
? Knowledge of the current trends, issues and challenges facing the 60 plus age group
? Experience with Microsoft Office and facility with volunteer databases
? Valid Oregon Driver’s License required for travel in the Metro area.
To Apply

Qualified and interested candidates should submit the following items listed below (PDF format preferred) to info@eldersinaction.org with the subject line “Elder Abuse Program Evaluator.

Application Deadline: October 7, 2016.
? Resume
? Cover Letter
? Contact info for three professional references
Elders in Action is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants from various ages, bilingual and bicultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
Salary: $20./hr, 25 hours/wk.