094 – An Interview with the Beaverton Resource Center
Ashleigh Rich   -  

This week on the podcast, Ashleigh interviews Al Schmitt and Lisa Mentasana, the Directors of the Beaverton Resource Center (BRC). Al and Lisa share about what the center does, important needs in the community of Beaverton, and how members of B4 can be “for the city” by partnering with the BRC. 


Resources to Dig Deeper:
Beaverton Resource Center (BRC) https://beavertonresourcecenter.org/ 503-207-5670
Lisa Mentasana – Lisa@beavertonresourcecenter.org
Al Schmitt – al@beavertonresourcecenter.org
Beaverton School District (BSD): https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/
Holy Trinity https://h-t.org/
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs – https://bit.ly/3jnRSrR – this was mentioned in the discussion, it is an easy tool to understand the breakdown of what every human needs.
Lisa mentioned Safe Families (you can find more info about them at safe-families.org) and Second Home for Youth (more information can be found here: ​​https://bit.ly/3xKYeXs)
You can volunteer through the BSD at: https://bit.ly/3CdtHF8
Current Needs for the BRC: School supplies, toiletry items (wipes, shampoo, soap, laundry pods), quarters for laundry, volunteers both at BRC and in the Beaverton School District, host home and housing for teens, property owners
You can watch a video documentary on homelessness in Beaverton that includes the story that Lisa shared here: https://bit.ly/3yKHtgs