The Executive Director, Pastor Dwight Minnieweather was inspired to start Straightway Services after a visit to New Orleans in 2007. It was two years after the devastating hurricane and the effects of the natural disaster were still felt throughout the city. The community was still displaced. Schools were still closed, and neighborhoods were empty. The trauma experienced by New Orleans residents has lingered on for many years. Straightway Services was birthed after the founders returned to Oregon. The trauma in the NE Portland community needed to be addressed. Gang violence and drug addiction was at an all time high. Kids were at-risk for joining gangs. Families were struggling to thrive. Wrap around services became the mission of Straightway. The idea is to provide programming and services for the benefit of the entire family. Today the mission is still the same. Families are receiving the resources needed to thrive.
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