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.
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.
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, CTB 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.
Central Coordination of Childcare Resource and Referral Central Coordination of Child Care Resource and Referral provides leadership and technical assistance for 13 CCR&R programs serving all counties in Oregon. Our mission includes supporting families and early childhood child care and education providers in meaningful and responsive ways.We advocate for policy to improve accessibility of quality child care and promote multiculturalism among diverse communities. We support quality standards and competencies for childhood care and education and align services with the state Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). Central Coordination promotes strategic communication and collaboration, informing research projects at state and federal levels.
FACT Parent Training and Information Center Formed in 2002, FACT is a family leadership organization for individuals and their families experiencing disabilities, working collaboratively to facilitate positive change in policies, systems, and attitudes, through family support, advocacy, and partnerships.
Financial Aid for Foster Youth: Grants and Scholarships
The National network for young people in foster care.
Grandparent Resources A list of resources and organizations that support Grandparents.
Healthy Kids Healthy Kids is a health coverage program for all uninsured Oregon kids and teens. Find out what it costs (no-cost and low-cost options), who qualifies, and what is covered.
NELA Centers for Student Success
The NELA® 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 Portland staff members.
Oregon: 866-635-2669 (toll-free)
Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities
Find resources and services for Oregonians with developmental disabilities and their families. Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities envisions a state where all people from all the diverse populations of Oregon are valued equally; have the same legal and human rights; have self-determination, choice and control over their own lives; are included in community life; and have the supports they need to live healthy, safe, and fulfilling lives.
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 Family to Family Health Information Center
Provides information to families who are navigating the complex world of special health care needs. We are family members ourselves, who have first hand experience raising a child or youth with a chronic health condition, developmental delay or disability, or emotional/behavioral challenges.
Oregon Inclusive Child Care Program
Help with supports and accommodations in child care.
Help for eligible families when there are higher costs related to a child's disabilities, emotional or behavioral needs, or special health care needs.
Training and consultations for child care providers, out-of-school time settings, parents, and others.
Additional resource materials that support inclusive child care and education.
Oregon Independent Living Program The DHS Independent Living Program (ILP) assists youth who are or were in foster care to become independent adults. The program gives an opportunity for youth to learn valuable skills necessary to make a successful transition from state and Tribal custody to living on their own in the community.
Youth age 14 or older may be eligible for a variety of programs through the Independent Living Program.
Lists of Services and Eligibility Requirements
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 The mission of the Oregon State Bar is to serve justice by promoting respect for the rule of law, by improving the quality of legal services, and by increasing access to justice.
OrFIRST Community Parent Resource Center serving special education families located in Portland, Oregon, with children birth to age 26. Browse their website to find upcoming events.
Para los servicios en español, por favor Mirsa Lopez 503-232-0302
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.
Special Education HelpLine Call toll free (in Oregon) 1-888-988-3228, or by filling out an online support request here.
FACT PTI staff is available to answer questions, provide assistance with special educational concerns, and support families preparation for IEP meetings. You can call the IEP Help Line 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
If staff is not available to take the call, please leave your name, phone number, and information about your question or support need. A FACT staff person will return your call within one business day. If there is a preferred time of day to reach you (daytime, evening, weekend), we encourage you to let us know. Every effort will be made to reach you at that time.
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.