A Huge Shout Out
Thank you to our supporters, partners, funders, and sponsors!
The Collins Foundation
The Collins Foundation invests in Oregon non-profit organizations, both rural and urban, that are dedicated to improving the quality of life and well-being for the people in their communities. The Collins Foundation wants the state of Oregon to be a place where all people have access to high quality, culturally responsible services in sectors such as health, social services, education, housing, and employment. The Foundation envisions vibrant neighborhoods and communities where residents enjoy access to healthy food, a rich variety of artistic and cultural expression, and the benefits of Oregon’s natural environment. Sarah Bellum's Bakery & Workshop received a two-year $35,000 grant from the Collins Foundation to support operations and provide job training and employment for adults with acquired brain injury in the Portland Metro area.
Sarah Bellum's Bakery & Workshop was founded by Dr. Rik Lemoncello, professor of speech-language pathology at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. Dr. Lemoncello was named the Thomas ("Tommy") S. Thompson Distinguished Professor of Education in the College of Education at Pacific University in 2016. This honor came with a monetary award, which allowed Dr. Lemoncello to develop a scholarly program which turned into Sarah Bellum's Bakery. Dr. Lemoncello continues to evaluate our program outcomes, support student experiences to learn about brain injury at the bakery program, and disseminate program outcomes at local, state, and national conferences. Thank you to the Pacific University College of Education for believing in our vision and mission to help make this program a reality!
Brain Injury Connections Northwest (BIC-NW)
BIC-NW is a non-profit organization that assists people living with acquired brain injury in Portland, OR through support groups, programming, and assistance. The BIC-NW mission is to connect those touched by brain injury to the people, resources, and services that best meet their needs. Sarah Bellum's Bakery & Workshop began as a program of BIC-NW until we separated to become our own independent non-profit organization in 2018.