Welcoming Beaverton

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Resource Guide for New Immigrants and Refugees in Beaverton

Check out this great new resource guide created by community volunteers Piyawee Ruenjinda (2018 BOLD Program graduate) and Joan Goldhammer!

“[We] believe that every person is welcome in this diverse community and should have the opportunity to find the services and support they need to feel truly at home in the City of Beaverton.” 

We’re proud to support and feature this guide as part of the Welcoming Beaverton initiative.

Welcome to Beaverton: A guide for immigrants, refugees and other newcomers

About Welcoming Beaverton

Welcoming Beaverton is an initiative through the City of Beaverton’s Mayor’s Office to recognize, welcome and support the successful integration of our local immigrant community. The City of Beaverton is a proud member of the national Welcoming Network initiative – a network of municipalities across the country working to create more welcoming, immigrant-friendly environments that maximize opportunities for economic growth and cultural vitality for all. Beaverton became a Welcoming City in April 2015. 

Beaverton is a Sanctuary City

City Council voted unanimously to pass a resolution declaring Beaverton a sanctuary city in January 2017. The resolution states that the city is committed to providing a safe community for all individuals, regardless of race, ethnicity, place of origin, or immigration status, and reaffirms that local resources will not be used to enforce federal immigration law. In doing so, the city emphasized the importance of ensuring that all community members feel safe in contacting law enforcement and in accessing critical city services without fear. 

Welcoming Beaverton Community Partners

Thank you to our official community partners!

  • Adelante Mujeres
  • Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Beaverton School District
  • Center for Intercultural Wellness
  • Centro Cultural
  • Community Portland for Affordable Housing
  • IMPACT Beaverton
  • Impact NW
  • Iraqi Society of Oregon
  • Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District
  • Tualatin River Keepers
  • Unite Oregon
  • Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center
  • Vision Action Network

Welcoming Beaverton partner pledge

About Welcoming Week

Welcoming Week is an annual series of events in which communities bring together immigrants, refugees, and U.S.-born residents to raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone. Next year, Beaverton WelcomingWeek will be celebrated from Sept. 13-22, 2019.

We are offering Welcoming Week Mini-Grants of up to $1000.

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