NAYA Family Center
NAYA Family Center strives to fulfill its mission: “to enhance the diverse strengths of our youth and families in partnership with the community through cultural identity and education.” As an urban Indian agency, NAYA Family Center impacts the lives of over 10,000 individuals from over 380 tribal backgrounds annually.
We believe that traditional cultural values are integral to regaining sovereignty and building self-esteem. NAYA Family Center values respect for the environment, places the larger community before the individual, and involves elders. We promote healthy living through positive alternatives to high-risk behaviors, and we promote the values of sobriety, family stability, culture, active lifestyles, and education.
The Portland region has a large, growing proud Native community grounded in our traditional worldview. Our united and connected community celebrates our multicultural and multi-tribal heritage as a source of strength. Our healthy community understands the connection between our environment, our culture, our spirituality and our wellness. Our economically secure families thrive and live in homes that provide stability and a place to practice culture and connection to community. Our successful businesses support the entire Native community and its prosperity.