BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS Columbia Northwest IS COMMITTED TO KEEPING OUR BIGS, LITTLES, FAMILIES, EMPLOYEES, Board Members AND SUPPORTERS HEALTHY AND SAFE. WE ARE CURRENTLY TAKING STEPS TO PREVENT THE INTRODUCTION AND SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19).
This is an unprecedented time we are living through as a global community. These times can cause stress and uncertainty. At Big Brothers Big Sisters our work is built upon the power of one to one relationships between youth mentees and adult mentors. In light of our local, state and national leaders encouraging social distancing and cancelled events it may seem tough to do our job.
However, we are human and we are resilient. Like water, we find a way through. We use technology (texts, calls, video calls etc.) to stay connected, encourage one another and continue to mentor. Our mentees, mentors, staff, board and community will prevail and be stronger for it. When we are back together in person, we will cherish our handshakes and hugs even more. Until then, we will stay strong, stay connected and continue being Defenders of Potential.
As participants and/or supporters of our program, we want to communicate openly with you about our procedures, plans and general tips for preventing the spread of COVID-19.
BBBSCNW Staff will work remotely effective immediately until further notice.
Our office is closed.
BBBSCNW will limit business-related travel.
We will continue to thoroughly clean the BBBSCNW office.
All match-related and agency events, including
Match Intro Meetings,
Match Meet Up Meetings,
Info Sessions for Parents and Bigs,
Lunch and Learns
are canceled until further notice. We will reevaluate at the beginning of April.
Effective today, BBBSCNW strongly recommends that all Bigs and Littles avoid in-person match outings until further notice and instead focus on building a friendship through email, phone, text, video conferencing (ex: Facetime, Skype), etc. Please contact your Match Support Specialist for ideas on how to stay connected.
Be sure to review and follow the Center for Disease Control’s recommendations for preventing the spread of illness.
If you need assistance or have questions please email or call a staff member (emails/#’s on our website) or call (503) 249-4859 or you can call our emergency line: 503-267-2087. If you are experiencing a medical emergency call: 911
Thank you for your continued support of the BBBSCNW mission and all you do to defend potential in our community.
Create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.
All youth achieve their full potential.
Not pictured – Hope Alabi (M Financial), Ken Beattie (Flowbird), Matt Quantz (Comcast). Click here for a full list of our Board of Directors.
Our board members are motivated by the good work we do in the world. Creating positive impact in the lives of the children we serve and supporting the good our volunteers bring to the program.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest has been awarded the Gold Standard Award for the year 2018. Only 15 out of 256 sites across the country achieved this distinction in 2018. The following criteria must be met in calendar year 2018 in order for affiliates to earn these awards, which will be announced in Spring 2019 and presented at the 2019 National Conference.
We want to thank all of our Bigs, Littles, families, supporters, and friends for helping us hit these goals. We are proud to offer the quality of service that it takes to be a Gold Standard Agency.