Join the Sustainable Families Program
“Birch understands all the barriers to financial freedom.” – Rosalyn C., BCS Participant
BCS is a place of empowerment, achievement, purpose, and hard work. Birch helps families find their success through serving alongside each other, attending financial classes, and sitting down for regular one-on-one meetings with the Financial Literacy Manager.
1. Thoroughly read our website. Familiarize yourself with the program and make sure it’s a good fit. The average family commits to Birch for two to three years.
2. Confirm you are eligible. (Not receiving SNAP or TANF, someone in the household is working or actively looking for work, able and willing to volunteer and discuss finances, and ready to practice our Cultural Values and Principles.)
3. Fill out the Online Application.
4. Check your email regularly. We will review your application and email you to schedule an intake interview.
Just looking for food assistance? Use the Oregon Food Bank Food Finder, or check out the resources on the right.
Many of our agencies provide emergency food assistance.
Are You a Good Fit?
Are you working but still struggling to make ends meet?
Are you open to hard work, life changes, and living with a plan?
Are you willing to volunteer monthly and become part of a financially accountable community?
Not a Good Fit for BCS?
Other Food Resources
Portland Adventist Community Services (PACS)
Oregon Food Bank
211 can provide free guidance and information about family resources