Native American Youth and Family Center
Our mission is to enhance the diverse strengths of our youth and families in partnership with the community through cultural identity and education.
Bottom Line for Portland
With more than 45 years in the Portland region, NAYA has been a consistent presence for Portland’s growing Native community and has responded to the needs of the community. NAYA is a cultural hub that community members have grown to trust, and through a suite of wraparound and life-affirming services, we impact the lives of 10,000 people each year, teaching culture, providing foster youth and family support, building prosperity through homeownership, and small business classes, and creating brighter futures for our youth with our alternative high school and college and career services.
“NAYA provides a community of hope, strength, and unity. NAYA is family. When struggles are happening, everyone comes together to help in any way possible.” Daryl Conquering Bear
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
“Diversity” is one of NAYA’s ten core values, guiding our culture and our work. While our mission is to serve self-identified Native Americans, we serve anyone that enters our doors. Our board and staff reflect the diverse community we serve and we strive to maintain an inclusive, safe, and welcoming space for everyone, including our Two Spirit and LGBTQ community.
The first $2,500 in donations will be doubled with a generous match from the Portugal. The Man Foundation.
Portugal. The Man is a champion of Indigenous communities, Native youth, and environmental justice, partnering with NAYA Family Center for several years.