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Mi Futuro Shelter

Unaccompanied children* may be referred by federal agencies to the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement’s (ORR) care at any time. ORR’s Intakes Team operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year-round to accept referrals and find a placement for children and youth within ORR’s network of care providers, including Morrison Child & Family Services while awaiting immigration proceedings.

Unaccompanied children have many inter-related reasons for undertaking the difficult journey of traveling to the United States, which may include rejoining family already in the U.S., escaping violent communities or abusive family relationships in their home country, or finding work to support their families in home countries.

The age of these individuals, their separation from parents and relatives, and the hazardous journey they take make Unaccompanied Children especially vulnerable to human trafficking, exploitation, and abuse.

ORR promptly places Unaccompanied children in the least restrictive setting that is determined to be in the best interests of the child, taking into consideration danger to self, danger to the community, and risk of flight. ORR looks at each child’s unique situation and incorporates child welfare principles when making placement, clinical, case management, and release decisions that are in the best interest of the child.

The majority of Unaccompanied children are cared for through a network of state licensed ORR-funded care providers, most of which are located close to areas where immigration officials apprehend large numbers of children. These provider facilities are state licensed and must meet ORR requirements to ensure a high level of quality of care. Care providers operate under cooperative agreements and contract.

Morrison Child & Family Services operates our Mi Futuro program as a shelter – a residential care provider facility in which all of the programmatic components are administered on-site, in the least restrictive environment, and in a culturally & linguistically responsive manner.

Services include:

  • Classroom education
  • Health care
  • Socialization/recreation
  • Vocational training
  • Mental health services
  • Family reunification
  • Access to legal services; and
  • Case management

For more detailed information please refer to ORR’s website.

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Services are provided primarily in Spanish as this is a culturally and linguistically specific program. Services may also be provided in English. In-person interpreter services can be arranged for most languages.


Youth are placed directly into this program through the Office of Refugee Resettlement


11035 NE Sandy Boulevard
Portland, OR 97220

Main Tel. 503-258-4200

Tax ID: 93-0354176


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Morrison Child & Family Services provides culturally responsive, anti-oppressive mental health and substance use disorder treatment, support, and prevention services to children, youth, and families who are working through the effects of systemic racism, trauma, poverty, abuse, neglect, or other mental health needs. Tax ID: 93-0354176

The Morrison Foundation partners with the community to sustain and expand financial support for Morrison Child and Family Services’ programming. Tax ID: 81-4453786

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