Assistance Programs, Local Agencies, and Charities


Food * Housing * Cash Assistance * Bills * Health * Education * Employment

Oregon Assistance Programs and Services


  • Oregon Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)  – Monthly food stamp benefits to help low-income people and families buy the food they need for good health, (+++)  Call: 800-723-3638 
  • Oregon Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)  – Provides cash assistance to low-income Oregon families with children to help meet their basic needs such as food, clothing, shelter, and utilities while they strive to become self-sufficientCall: 503-945-5944
  • Oregon Telephone Assistance Program (Lifeline)  – Offers discounts on basic monthly service for qualified telephone customers, Call: Local telephone company
  • Oregon Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) Program  – Designed to provide Oregon adults who receive public assistance to get ongoing screening, assessment, and case management, while participating in activities such as life skills, basic education, job readiness or work experience that address barriers to self-sufficiencyCall: 503-945-5944
  • Oregon Health Plan (OHP)  – A health insurance program that provides medical and health-related services to eligible Oregon residents, Call: 800-699-9075
  • Oregon Healthy Kids Program  – Offers no-cost health coverage through the Oregon Health Plan for eligible uninsured Oregon children and teens 0-18 years of age , Call: 800-699-9075
  • Oregon MothersCare Program  – Provides prenatal assessments at no charge to help women begin the path to prenatal care, Call: 971-673-036
  • Oregon Employment-Related Day Care (ERDC)  – Helps eligible low-income families pay for child care while they are working, Call: 503-945-5944
  • Oregon Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)  – Healthy foods, breastfeeding support, nutrition education, health care referrals, Call: 971-673-0040
  • Oregon National School Lunch Program (NSLP)  – Provides low-cost or free lunches to school children, Call: 503-947-5893
  • Oregon Special Milk Program  – Offers milk to children in schools, childcare institutions, and eligible camps, Call: 503-947-5893
  • Oregon School Breakfast Program (SBP)  – Provides low-cost or free meals to school children, Call: 503-947-5893
  • Oregon Seamless Summer Option  – Provides free meals and snacks to help low-income children in the summer months, Call503-947-5893
  • Oregon Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) ⇑ – Provides healthy meals and snacks to children and adults receiving day care, Call: 503-947-5892
  • Oregon Head Start  – Comprehensive child development programs serving low-income children and their familiesCall: 503-947-5600
  • Oregon Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)  – An assistance program designed to help low-income Oregon households with home heating costCall: Local Agency
  • Oregon Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program  – Provides weatherization and energy conservation services at no cost to eligible Oregon households, Call: Local Agency
  • Oregon Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)  – Designed to aid individuals known to be at risk of malnutrition due to low income and poor health conditions, Call: 503-986-2000
  • Oregon Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)  – Provides low-income seniors with special checks to buy fresh, nutritious fruits, vegetables, and herbs from authorized farmers’ markets, Call: 866-299-3562
  • Oregon Housing Choice Voucher Program  – Helps eligible low-income households lease privately owned rental units from participating landlords, Call: Local PHA
  • Oregon Public Housing  – Provides safe, decent, and affordable rental units for eligible low-income residents., Call: Local PHA