Brittiny Raine

Co-Founder, Outreach and Advocacy Executive Director

Brittiny is a proud Ave Rat. She was homeless as a youth on the streets of Seattle. She has worked in the social work field since 2008 and has a Bachelor’s degree from The Evergreen State College. She was born in Seattle, WA and transplanted to Eugene, OR in 2017. She has an inspiring, fearless and feisty daughter named Zora. In the little free time she has, she does a lot of art, hikes and hangs out with her partner Dylan and her dog (a three legged pitbull named Mr. Rae Rae). 

How/why did you get involved with CORE?CORE is a grassroots organization that was founded in September of 2017. My partner and I founded CORE because we wanted to serve youth and young adults in an empowering way that also addresses service gaps in our community. We knew we wanted CORE’s programs to be low barrier and to represent the people we are serving. CORE is important to me because as a former participant in programs and as a provider I often felt frustrated by the bureaucratic red tape. CORE addresses these issues by serving youth without an agenda and putting participants in the driver’s seat. 

What inspires you? All of the young people I have worked with over the years, my offspring, and my amazing partner Dylan. 

Favorite Author? Rupi Kaur is a huge inspiration to me, both of her books got me through some of my roughest years of my life. My favorite quote from her is “and here you are living, despite it all.”

What are your long term goals? They change a lot, I have ADHD. My current goals are I want to be the best Brittiny I can be everyday. I want to get CORE fully funded and replicate CORE model in other places in the US. I would like my self care to include more time/space to get tattoos, travel, spend more time with my family, and general shenanigans.

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