211 Helpline Navigating the maze of health and community service offerings can be overwhelming. That's why the FCC designated 2-1-1 as the national dialing code for community information and referral.
211info is Oregon and Southwest Washington's comprehensive support hub for 2-1-1. The nonprofit 211info is built upon a 25-year history of providing people with free and easy access to the answers they need most.
A Caring Place A Caring Place is a FREE therapeutic respite care center for foster children, ages 6 weeks through 6 years, and provides an opportunity for children to receive some one-on-one attention and to learn social skills. Staffed by the Relief Nursery and trained volunteers, this is a great resource not only for foster kids but also for foster parents who need a break. Birth and adopted children of foster parents are eligible to attend ONLY if a foster child in the home is enrolled in the program. A Caring Place meets in Eugene. For more information, contact Libbie Marshall at 541-686-7555 ext. 5219.
Autism Society of Oregon empowers individuals with autism, their families and their service providers to improve quality of their lives through support and information.
Boys and Girls Club of America - Contact a Club near you to check out the program offerings and activities they can participate in every day.
Camp To Belong (CTB) , an international non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, has been actively reuniting brothers and sisters placed in separate foster, adoptive or kinship homes through Summer Camp Programs and year round events since 1995. The primary goal is to provide a sense of belonging to youth as individuals, and as siblings, giving them opportunities to share childhood memories together and among other youth in the same situations.
Casey Life Skills
Here you will find free and easy to use tools to help young people prepare for adulthood. The life skills assessments provide instant feedback. Customized learning plans provide a clear outline of next steps, and the accompanying teaching resources are available for free or at a minimal cost.
Child Care Information Services (CCIS) CCIS provides parents with referrals to child care in their area. Services for child care providers include training, scholarships and support. CCIS is a service for Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties.
Disability Compass is an easy-to-use resource, created to improve and enhance access to services, products, and special healthcare needs for Oregonians with disabilities, their families, and supporters.
Financial Aid: Grants and Scholarships
fosteragogo was created by and is dedicated to foster/adoptive families. It is meant to be a rich resource to assist those who lovingly expand their families. On this site, you will find various resources available throughout your community to assist you in enriching the lives of the children you care for.
FosterClub The National network for young people in foster care.
Grandparent Again provides information and support by and for grandparents raising grandchildren. Resources divided into categories of: Easier Life, Community, Legal and Medical.
Inclusive Child Care Program A program of the Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities
Kaiser offers free insurance for kids Kaiser Permanente, in partnership with schools and the Multnomah Education Service District, is offering free health insurance to grade K-6 children attending Multnomah County public schools.
Download a Health Insurance Brochure
NELAS Centers for Student Success
The NELAÂ® Centers for Student Success provide information and assistance through college admissions, financial aid and scholarship search resources. Students can visit our Centers in Seattle and Portland and use the free tools, resources and counseling services that help them explore college and career opportunities.
If you are not able to visit us in person, you can still take advantage of the information on our Web site about planning and paying for college, or by calling one of our toll-free numbers and speaking directly with one of our Seattle staff members or Portland staff members.
Northwest Neurodevelopmental Training Center Call 503-981-0635 or e-mail email@example.com to reserve your appointment for a free half-hour screening.
Oregon Family Support Network (OFSN) is a statewide, non-profit organization of families with children who have behavior, emotional and mental health challenges. OFSN supports Oregon families who have children and adolescents with mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.
Oregon Independent Living Program Lists of Services and Eligibility Requirements
Oregon Parent Training and Information Center (OrPTI) provides programs and services throughout Oregon that educate and support parents, families and professionals in building partnerships that meet the needs of children and youth with the full range of disabilities ages birth through 26.
Oregon Prescription Drug Program OPDP, a prescription drug purchasing pool, helps increase access to prescription drugs by the uninsured and lowers costs for state and city governments to help them stay within budgeted goals.
Oregon State Bar Association
Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights (PACER Center) expands opportunities and enhance the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their families, based on the concept of parents helping parents. With assistance to individual families, workshops, and materials for parents and professionals, and leadership in securing a free and appropriate public education for all children, PACER's work affects and encourages families in Minnesota and across the nation.
R.I.S.E. Center (Respect, Inspire, Support, & Educate) We are a statewide organization that encourages, educates, and empowers children and young adult with disabilities, their parents, family members, and professionals to collaboratively achieve unlimited success for their children with disabilities.
Our current programs are:
Bullying Prevention and Awareness
Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education
Seeking Fatherhood Study Gay male couples becoming fathers.
Special Education HelpLine Call toll free (in Oregon) 1-888-891-6784, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Strengthening Rural Families: Rural Parenting Initiative Rural Parenting Initiative is a rurally-based parent education program that promotes the development of healthy families in rural Benton County through education, family activities, and community connections.
The American Mental Health Alliance - Oregon Chapter helps support and market competent, ethical mental health services that preserve privacy and confidentiality. On the "THERAPIST LOCATOR" page of the americanmentalhealth.com website you can locate a therapist or counselor in your area.