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The Next Door

The Next Door

Sponsored by Les Schwab

1113 Kelly Ave
The Dalles, OR 97058
965 Tucker Road
Hood River, OR 97031

Rachel Schmitz


Opening doors to new possibilities by strengthening children and families and improving communities.
We envision a supportive community where all children and families are safe, healthy, and valued.



The Next Door has over two dozen programs that change the lives of our neighbors in need across our Gorge community. We help people overcome the barriers so they can achieve healthy lives and relationships by providing:
Positive support for children and youth at risk.
Home visiting for new parents
Education and treatment for youth in foster care.

Latino leadership opportunities and economic development in our communities.
Health prevention outreach.

The Next Door was started by concerned citizens as a group home in 1971. We have grown into the largest social service organization in the Columbia Gorge. The Next Door serves children and families in Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam and Wheeler counties in Oregon, and Klickitat and Skamania counties in Washington.

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