Staying Safe During COVID-19

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Everywhere you go there are lists of free audio books, podcasts, video’s, live book reading from celebrities, and access to learning materials.

For some of us, the stress of this time goes well beyond trying to keep our children entertained during shelter-in-place orders. Some are struggling to meet basic needs, remain calm, and access health and mental health services. Many communities do not have steady access to high speed internet.

For urgent needs, and for those with less internet access, a phone might be your best option to seek help. PCAO has compiled this list of phone numbers to help you during this time. Please let us know if you have other options you’d like to see added.

A list of general resources for families, like financial assistance or food, can be found on our For Parents resource page.

If you suspect a child is being abuse or neglected, call the Oregon Child Abuse Hotline at 1-855-503-SAFE (7233). If a child is in immediate danger, call 911.

National Sexual Assault & Abuse Hotline Call 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or chat online


MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS LINE Call 1-800-273-8255 (24 hr)

SUICIDE LIFELINE Call 800-273-8255 (24 hr) or Text 273TALK to 839863 (8am-11pm PST daily)

MILITARY HELPLINE Call 888-457-4838 (24 hr)
Text MIL1 to 839863 (8am-11pm PST daily)
Support for service members, veterans, and their families that is independent of any branch of the military or government

SENIOR LONELINESS CRISIS LINE Call 503-200-1633 (24 hr)
Supports seniors in our community who are feeling isolated

PARENT WARMLINE Call or text 1-800-698-2392  (24 hr)
peer to peer counseling hotline

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LINE Call 1-888-235-5333 (24 hr)

NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE Call 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224 OR TalkWithUs to 66746. (TTY 1-800-846-8517)

SAFE OREGON HELP LINE Call or text at 844-472-3367

SEXUAL ASSAULT RESOURCE CENTER Call 503-640-5311 (24 hr)

SPANISH SPEAKING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LINE Call 503-232-4448  (24 hr) Project UNICA Crisis line

YOUTHLINE Call 877-968-8491
Text teen2teen to 839863
Chat at
A teen-to-teen crisis and help line. Teens available to help daily from 4-10pm Pacific Time (off-hour calls answered by Lines for Life).

TREVOR PROJECT LINE Call or text 1-866-488-7386 (24 hr)
LGBTQIA+ hotline

NATIONAL PARENT HELPLINE CALL 1-855-427-2736 or visit online

Parent to Parent Peer support Warmline
Hours: Tuesdays, Wednesday & Thursdays from 12:00pm to 7:00pm
Parent to Parent Peer Support Warm line provides support by phone, chat, email and Facebook messaging. REACH OUT OREGON staff and volunteers are well trained and are all parents. They are here to offer support and resources.

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