Here at PCAO, we know that kids are safe and supported when their parents are safe and supported. For that reason we’ve compiled a few resources here for parents in Oregon who are looking for help, whether it be immediate assistance, parenting classes, or other support. This list is by no means exhaustive.
For assistance related to COVID-19, see our recent blog post.
Immediate Assistance/Basic Needs:
- 211info – call, text, or download the app and get connected to resources in your community, from energy assistance, to housing, food, and shelter.
- Oregon Health Plan – health insurance for those who qualify, and kids can qualify even if parents do not.
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – food benefits for those who qualify.
- Oregon Food Bank – access to food through a statewide network of food assistance sites.
Parenting Education & Support:
- Oregon Parent Education Collaborative – regional collaboratives that offer evidence-based parenting education, much of which is free for parents.
- True Colors – LGBTQ parenting resources
- PFLAG – Support, information and resources for LGBTQ+ people, their parents, families, and allies.
- Black Parent Initiative (BPI) – BPI provides a range of services including parent coaching, parent training, and education.
- Self Enhancement Inc (SEI) – SEI provides case management, support, and networking to address potential barriers to maintaining a healthy family environment and a positive home-school relationship.
- Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA) – helps native parents to develop skills utilizing the Parents Helping Parents curriculum and provides connection to critical supports that leads to overall family stabilization and success.
- Disabled Parenting Project – leverage technology in order to create opportunities for parents and prospective parents with disabilities to connect and interact, and serve as an information clearinghouse for relevant information about adaptive parenting.
- Latino Network – early childhood programs support parents as their child’s first teacher and prepare children, birth to five, for success in school and life.
- Oregon Kinship Navigator Program– statewide resource and referral service for grandparents raising grandchildren and other relative caregivers.
- Grandfamilies.org – resources for grandparents raising grandchildren.
Pregnancy and Newborn support:
- OHA Prenatal and Newborn Guide (English/Español)
- Early Head Start – provides child development and family support services to infants and toddlers and their families, and to pregnant women and their families.
- Maternity Case Management – When a woman sees a Maternity Case Manager, she is helped to deal with health, social, economic, and dietary parts of her life that are important for a healthy pregnancy and in planning for her labor and delivery.
- MothersCare – provides coordination with pregnancy testing, prenatal care, OHP assistance, referrals and education resources at no charge.
- Relief Nurseries – provides therapeutic early childhood services and comprehensive family support, including alcohol & drug recovery support services.
Children with Special Needs:
- OHSU Family-to-Family Health Information Center – supports families and caregivers of children with special health needs to navigate the complex health care systems. Staffed entirely by parents of children and youth with a variety of health conditions, we provide free one-to-one support, training, and printed materials to families and the professionals who serve them.
- Office of Developmental Disabilities Services – offers supports to children and families ranging from in home family support, intensive in-home supports and 24-hour services in foster care or residential placement.
Drug and Alcohol:
- OHSU – National and state resources for alcohol and drug treatment.
- The Hotline – highly trained expert advocates are available 24/7 to talk confidentially with anyone in the United States who is experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.
- Oregon Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence – find shelters, advocacy programs, and legal assistance near you.
- FEMA – tips and information for how to best prepare your family in the case of a disaster.
Trauma and Resiliency:
- OptionB – whether you or someone you love is going through a painful experience, we’ve collected videos, articles, recommendation from experts, and other resources that can help.
Do you know of a resource we are missing? Let us know! Email the link to email@example.com.