This article was recently written and printed by The Times which is distributed throughout Tualatin, OR, Tigard, OR and Sherwood, OR. The Times is a partner with The Portland Tribune. Iron Tribe is very excited and privileged to introduce "Our Way" to Washington County!
"Bear Cubbedge’s hope is that Iron Tribe’s newest transition house in Forest Grove, which opens this month, will be the first of a fleet of such homes in the area.“So many of our members have been through Washington County corrections, so there's a natural kind of feeling for a big group of us that want to go back. I got my first — well, only — Measure 11 from Washington County, and I want to give back to a community that we took so much from,” he says."
In June of 2011, Bear Cubbedge, co-founder and Executive Director of Iron Tribe, sat down with Mara Storm from About Face Magazine. This interview describes the reasons and ways that Iron Tribe as we know it came to be. It is apparent in the interview that although early in the Non-Profit Organization's existence, the vision, hopes and dreams of it's founders became reality in the present time. You can click on the picture below to view this interview on About Face's own page.
You can also read the interview's transcript within this website by clicking the link below.
IRON TRIBE is a Community Organization of Ex-Cons in Recovery. We are men and women who have been incarcerated and are now engaged in a program of living that is based upon recovery, peer support and building community. Our mission is to provide peer support and guidance for the releasing ex-con and people in recovery, as they navigate successful integration into our community. IRON TRIBE encompasses all nations, tribes, ethnicities, lineages and religious preferences. We celebrate the diversity that is contained within each individual, moving beyond simple tolerance to understanding that each individual is unique, encouraging each member in a safe, positive, and nurturing environment. Together we are collectively known as: IRON TRIBE.