The Next Door

The Next Door

Sponsored by Les Schwab

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

Jackie Joyner

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.


The Next Door is committed to improving lives of those in our in the community. Individual donations, monthly contributions, corporate support and hosting fundraisers are great ways to help. We also accept planned gifts of stocks, company matching gifts and bequests. Contact April for more information on leaving a legacy gift. Donations may be made through our website,, or at either of our offices.

Volunteer Opportunities
Become a mentor for The Next Door’s Mentoring Programs (Big Brothers Big Sisters or Mentor for Success), host a fundraiser, provide business mentorship, office assistance, or assist with classes for teens who are aging out of foster care. See our website for volunteer opportunities, a list of our programs, and job openings at

Fundraising Events
December: Our annual appeal with FUNdraising events throughout the season.
March: Sign up for the Next Door’s Buddy Bowl and support BBBS and MFS mentoring programs.
September and October: Join us at our annual Stories of Hope Breakfasts in The Dalles and Hood River to help us raise critical funds to support our mission.

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