Terms Of Use
Use of the Portland Metro Community Resource Network website is subject to the following conditions, last updated on September 15, 2022.
  1. Overview
    1. The Portland Metro Area Community Resource Network (PDX CRN) connects resources to people by putting businesses and organizations in touch with each other in order to share information that will either promote the physical, educational, or mental development of children, or to provide for the basic needs of children, youth, families and adults.

    2. Members are permitted to use PDX CRN to share resources for the benefit of children, youth, families, and adults to seek help with unmet needs, or to share service-oriented events that will benefit children, youth, families, or adults.

  2. Membership
    1. Members must be one the following entities:
      1. A public body in the State of Oregon ORS 174.109 defines “public body” as state government bodies, local government bodies, and special government bodies. “Special government bodies” include school districts, education service districts, community college districts, intergovernmental bodies, and entities created by statute/ordinance;
      2. A private non-profit corporation registered in the State of Oregon that serves or benefits children, youth, families and adults in Clackamas, Multnomah, or Washington Counties;
      3. A private for-profit entity;
      4. Any federally recognized Indian Tribe;
      5. A registered charitable foundation;
      6. A private individual who has been referred by an approved PDX CRN member and has been vetted by the backbone organization.

    2. Members shall meet locally with their respective convening cities on a quarterly basis.

    3. Each Member Organization, Agency, Business etc. shall designate the following representative to be present at quarterly membership meetings:
      1. Primary Representative: attend the local quarterly meetings and provide advice, information and decision making for the respective organization being represented
      2. Secondary Representative: serves in the absence of the Primary Representative

    4. Members must not discriminate on account of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, marital status, or age in violation of Oregon or federal law. 

    5. Membership is subject to approval by the PDX CRN backbone organization who has complete discretion to deny or terminate membership at any time with approval from the Regional Steering Committee. Any new member request that is not approved has 15 days from the refusal notification to appeal to the Regional Steering Committee.

  3. Protocols
    1. Before submitting a request on PDX CRN, members agree to first check the 211 system or with potential request related partners to see if the needed service or resource is available in the local area. If the 211 system or partners cannot meet the need or there is difficulty in finding a resource, then CRN may be considered for appropriate requests. 

    2. All requests and posts must be intended and used to benefit children, youth, families and adults in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington Counties, Oregon.

    3. Requests may not be used or intended to meet the general operational needs of an organization. PDX CRN requests may not to be used by a member to supplement that member's operating budget.

    4. PDX CRN requests may not be used as a promotional tool for a member or to advertise, promote, or market a member’s customary programs or events. Community wide events are acceptable (Health Fair, Job Fair, Resource Fair, Resource to share etc.).

    5. PDX CRN requests and posts may not include or disclose individual identifying information, confidential information, or information that is otherwise protected by law. 

    6. PDX CRN may not be used for any illegal activity, pecuniary gain, or commercial purpose. 

    7. PDX CRN may not be used to discriminate in violation of Oregon or federal law.

    8. PDX CRN members may not make requests on their own personal behalf.

    9. The backbone organization and Regional Steering Committee has complete discretion to decline to post any request or to remove any request from PDX CRN at any time.


  4. General
    1. PDX CRN is a community collaborative supported by a backbone organization with local advisory committees and a regional steering committee. Material on this website, including text and images, is protected by copyright law and is copyrighted to PDX CRN unless otherwise credited. No part of this website may be distributed or copied for any commercial purpose or financial gain. PDX CRN membership reserves the right, and has complete discretion, to discontinue the operation of Community Resource Network at any time. 

    2. PDX CRN does not develop, produce, or endorse the information submitted or provided on the CRN site. PDX CRN and the associated members, the backbone organization and its employees assume no liability and make no promises, representations, guarantees, or warranties as to the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of any information supplied to or by the website. PDX CRN and the associated members, the backbone organization and its employees assume no responsibility for the success, effectiveness, or outcome of any request.

    3. PDX CRN and the associated members, the backbone organization and its employees assume no liability and make no promises, representations, guarantees, or warranties as to the value, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose of any products or services described, referenced, or offered herein.

    4. Member agrees to defend, save, indemnify, and hold harmless the PDX CRN, and the associated members, the backbone organization and its employees from and against all claims, suits, actions, losses, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses of any nature, including attorney fees, resulting from, arising out of, or relating to the Member’s, or its officers, employees, subcontractors, or agents, participation in PDX CRN.


  5. By requesting membership to PDX CRN, you agree to the terms of use and exclusions and limitations of liability stated above, affirm that you are authorized to agree to these terms on behalf of your organization, and accept them as reasonable.
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