Please Join Us Thursday, January 30th from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at The Village Ballroom, 704 NE Dekum.

The Youth Opportunity Breakfast is an informational event hosted by Serendipity Center designed to shape the conversation of therapeutic education in the state of Oregon.  It is a priority of Serendipity to promote discussion of topics that are effective in enhancing the care of children coping with the effects of severe behavioral or developmental challenges. 

Serendipity’s Garden Coordinator, Nicolas Townsend, MS, and Treatment Director, Jackie Trussell, LCSW, will be presenting on the topic of a Time to Heal; Cultivating Resiliency through a Therapeutic School Garden.

Breakfast and Coffee will be served

For more information and topic details, please visit our event page.
Click here to register right now!
We look forward to seeing you there!


We are still trying to reach our goal of raising $10,000 to purchase new iPads so that we can move closer to having an iPad in every student and teacher’s hand!

REMEMBER, THIS CALL TO ACTION IS IN LIEU OF AN ANNUAL APPEAL or any other end of the year mailing! Instead of spending money on printing and stamps we want all the funds to go directly to our students!

Please click here to donate and choose ‘Giving Tuesday/Annual Appeal’ in the drop-down menu!

We so appreciate your generous support and look forward to meeting our Goal!


Andrew Beyer, CEO of EC Electric has generously offered a $5,000 donation to Serendipity’s Four Pillar Fund Annual Campaign that requires a match at the same level. EC Electric has asked that their donation of $5,000 be matched by another donor at the $5,000 level. Help us match this gift with a $5,000 donation!

Click here to donate and select ‘4 Pillar Fund’ in the drop-down menu.

We so appreciate EC Electric’s incredible support of our students and our mission!

 This year we are doing something new! Instead of spending money on printing and stamps to send out an end of the year annual appeal, we want all the funds to go directly to our students!

So we are joing the global giving movement GIVING TUESDAY on DECEMBER 3rd!

We would like to raise $10,000 to purchase new iPads so that we can move closer to having an iPad in every student and teacher’s hand! Help us reach our goal! Consider how you can GIVE GENEROUSLY one week from today on December 3rd!

Serendipity was delighted to share our school with Sam Breyer, the Superintendent Multnomah Education Service District. The Multnomah Education Service District (MESD) is an educational cooperative that provides a wide variety of programs and services on a regional basis to school districts in Multnomah County and beyond. MESD is one of 19 ESDs in Oregon.
Photo: L-R Belinda Marier, Executive Director and Sam Breyer, Superintendent Multnomah Education Service District. 

Thank you so much to The Oregon Public House for hosting the Serendipity Center as their Charity of the Day on Monday! And a huge thank you to The Oregonian and Sean Sterling for coming out to the pub to help us share the story of the amazing work Serendipity is doing! Check out the Video Below!



We will be sharing all about Serendipity’s mission from 11 am – 4 pm downstairs in the pub and presenting our Portraits of Hope Gallery from 4 -7 pm upstairs above the pub in the Village Ballroom. This will be the first public showing of these beautiful portraits depicting Serendipity’s powerful stories of transformation.

A portion of all food/beverages bought will benefit Serendipity so even if you can’t attend the Gallery Event please stop by for lunch or a quick pint!

We were delighted to share our school with Luke McMurray, VP of Member Engagement and Jacklyn Olive, Community Relations Specialist at Clackamas Federal Credit Union last week.  Luke and Jacklyn toured the school to learn more about our unique program of education, mental health, transition and wellness. A big thanks to Clackamas Federal Credit Union for visiting Serendipity!

Photo: L- R: Luke McMurray, VP of Member Engagement – Clackamas Federal Credit Union, Jacklyn Olive, Community Relations Specialist – Clackamas Federal Credit Union, Belinda Marier,  Executive Director – Serendipity Center

We are thrilled to announce that on 11/11 Serendipity will be Oregon Public House’s Charity of the Day!

This will be a fantastic opportunity to bring your friends and family to the pub to drink a pint, eat great food and support the Serendipity Center at the same time! You won’t want to miss it! We will be sending out more details about the event in the coming weeks but for now, SAVE THE DATE, 11/11 on your calendar!

At Pearls of Hope we unveiled four pairs of charcoal portraits. To celebrate our 40th birthday, Serendipity commissioned local portrait artist Jake Smith to create eight portraits depicting the transformational journey our children experience as they heal. Students often arrive at our school with feelings of aggression, isolation and despair because of trauma and/or difficulties they have experienced.

Each unique pair of portraits visually communicates the emotions our students experience as they move towards healing and transformation and help you to step into the shoes of our students for perhaps the very first time. The first pair of portraits is shown here: Isolation becomes Belonging.

When you support a school like Serendipity, you get to actively participate in transforming children’s lives. Your generosity will support the care and guidance of children who have been severely affected by developmental, psychiatric and neurological issues. With your help, these vulnerable students will have positive life-changing experiences and become valued and productive community members. You enable Serendipity to continue to do this essential work in the lives of young people in critical need of experiencing compassion, belonging, empowerment and especially, hope.