Programs & Resources

COVID-19 Updates

Programs & Resources


211 – For the latest information on shelters, locations, and hours call 211, text your zip code to 898211 (TXT211) Mon-Fri 9 am to 5 pm, or email To request severe weather gear, schedule an appointment via email to

A Home for Everyone503-988-2525

All Good Northwest – Rockwood Bridge Shelter (opening to participants in March 2023) is located in Gresham and provides a transition to permanent housing.

Cold Weather Shelters – Stay updated on the opening of severe and cold weather shelter in Multnomah County.

Find Shelter – The Find Shelter tool allows you to search for information about housing, shelter, food pantries, health clinics, and clothing resources.

Human Solutions – This program plays a key role in our community’s housing safety net. They provide emergency shelter for adults and families experiencing homelessness, help folks achieve housing stability, and build new affordable apartments.

My Father’s House503-492-3046

Portland Homeless Family Solutions503-915-8306


Salvation Army Female Emergency Shelter503-227-0810

Share Orchards Inn360-604-0907

Transition Projects Doreen’s Place Shelter503-280-4664

Transition Projects Laurelwood Center Shelter503-280-4776

Transition Projects Walnut Park Shelter503-488-7761

Transition Projects Willamette Center Shelter503-488-7750

*If you are at risk of being homeless or in need of transitional housing, HUD partners may be able to work with you on a long-term plan and connect you with resources for success. Search for a Continuum of Care resource provider here.


Love is Respect – This is a 24/7 confidential support line for teen and young adult domestic violence victims and survivors. Call 1-866-331-9474. If you are unable to speak safely, log on to to live chat or text LOVEIS to 22522.

Mental Health Resources – A comprehensive list of resources available to individuals offered through Topics range from sleep to healthy eating to counseling and more.

MetroEast Community Hotline Interview

Multnomah County Mental Health Call Center – If you or someone you know is having trouble functioning, this service provides crisis intervention 503-988-4888.

National Domestic Violence Hotline – This is a 24/7 support line for victims and survivors. Call 1-800-799-7233. If you are unable to speak safely, log on to or text START to 88788.

The 988 National Suicide Hotline – National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free, 24/7, confidential support for people in distress, as well as prevention and crisis resources. Dial 988 or 1-800-273-8255.

National Sexual Assault Hotline (R.A.I.N.N. Rape Abuse and Incest National Network): 24/7, free, confidential support. Call 1-800-656-HOPE or Live Chat in English or en Espanol.

Oregon Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline – This hotline receives calls 24/7/365. If you know of a child that is being abused or neglected call 1-855-503-SAFE.

Sunshine Behavioral Health – This resource discusses emerging solutions to domestic violence and is updated constantly. Discussions also include teen dating violence and ways people are reaching out to teenagers to prevent domestic violence through education. There is a list of free hotlines and organizations for domestic violence victims to reach out to if needed, as well as a shelter locator.

Sprout Therapy – This service helps families maintain their mental health during the pandemic and includes assistance with challenges such as restless children, homeschooling, protecting family health, and more.

The Trevor Project – The leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ+) young people under 25. Call 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678678.


Family Meal – Provides financial relief grants to Oregon’s food service and agricultural workers in medical crises.

Independent Restaurant Alliance of Oregon – Information and links to resources for food service workers.

Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries – Info about time off, wages, and more.

Oregon Employment Department Unemployment Claims – Website to file unemployment claims.

Oregon Worker Relief Fund – Provides financial support directly to Oregonians who have lost their jobs yet are ineligible for Unemployment Insurance and federal stimulus relief due to their immigration status.

Restaurant Workers Community Foundation – Information and links to resources that will help restaurants and workers deal most effectively with the COVID-19 emergency.

Worksystems’ COVID Workforce Response Lines – This phone service provides general assistance for childcare, food assistance, housing, unemployment support, TriMet Low-Income Fare enrollment, job information, and how to apply for SNAP benefits.


East County Food Pantry at Smith Memorial Presbyterian Church – Free food boxes every Saturday from 11am – 12pm.

Find Shelter – The Find Shelter tool allows you to search for information about housing, shelter, food pantries, health clinics, and clothing resources.

Meals on Wheels – This agency provides meals to vulnerable seniors.

Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) – Apply for food, cash, and other assistance from home during Oregon’s two-week freeze.

Oregon Food Bank Statewide Food Finder – Type in your zip code to access free groceries, meals, produce, and other food access programs in your area.

School Food Access Sites – Apply for free student breakfast and lunch at local schools including PPS, Centennial, David Douglas, Gresham-Barlow, Parkrose, and Reynolds.

SNAP – The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program provides a monthly supplement for the purchase of food. Emergency SNAP benefits will be ending in February 2023. Recipients will continue to receive their regular SNAP benefits. Learn more.

SnowCap Food Pantry – SnowCap is the largest food pantry in Oregon and is distributing pre-packed boxes of food and fresh/frozen food as it is available. Food items are being distributed outside of the front doors.

SUN School Food Pantries – This list identifies schools in the Greater Portland area that provide 3-5 days of nutritious food to families for weekend, evening and other non-school days.

Wood Village Baptist Church Fresh Food Market – In cooperation with OFB, operates the last Thursday of the month from 9:30 – 10:30am.


Business Oregon – Identifies a list of grants for small businesses and communities.

FedEx – Offers grants of $50,000 to small businesses. Future contests will be announced here.

The Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians Economic Development Corporation –  A Small Business Loan program for Native-owned small businesses.

Prosper Portland – Offers a Local Small Business Repairs grant up to $10,000 for businesses with a City of Portland Business License in need of emergency repairs, such as broken windows or doors, graffiti, or sign damage. Offers a Prosperity Investment Program (PIP), a matching grant that assists businesses and property owners to make tenant improvements, and small and large scale improvements to new and existing buildings within certain Portland areas.

Small Business & Microenterprise Grant (SMBA) – The CDBG-CV Statewide Emergency Small Business & Microenterprise Grant Program is intended to help businesses remain solvent and able to retain/create low- and moderate-income jobs. Application period January 23, 2023 at 8:00 AM until January 27, 2023 at 5:00 PM.

Student Loan Forgiveness — One-time federal student loan forgiveness. Applications due by December 31, 2023. (Español/Spanish)

Worksystems – Funds for companies looking to further train IT and software employees.


Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) – Provides housing counseling/advice on buying a home, renting, defaults, foreclosures, and credit issues.

HUD – Offers resources for mortgage relief (forbearance)

Making Home Affordable (MHA) Program – Help homeowners avoid foreclosure and provide resources to lower the monthly mortgage payments and get into more stable loans at today’s low rates.

Resident-Owned Communities (Co-Op)This model of ownership helps individuals and families gain long-term housing security. 


Multnomah County Library – Offers free resume review, one-on-one job counseling, and access to resources like LinkedIn Learning. Email your resume to for a free consultation.

Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation Services​ – Provides services to any Oregonian with a disability who is having difficulty getting or keeping a job because of disability-related barriers.​​

Worksource Portland Metro – Helps job seekers make career plans, become more employable, improve job search skills, and find work.



CDC COVID-19: Helping Children Cope

COVID-19 Resource Center for Nonprofits

Find a Covid Vaccine Near You

Healthcare Marketplace — Health insurance marketplace through the federal government. Resources in multiple languages. (Español/Spanish)

Multnomah County COVID-19 Page

Oregon Health Authority COVID-19 Page

Oregon Health Care — Offers details on Oregon healthcare plans for OHP Medicaid, tribal members, veterans, seniors, and others. Provides healthcare hotlines in multiple languages. Current Open Enrollment for 2023: November 1, 2022 – January 15, 2023. Enroll by December 15, 2022 for coverage that starts January 1, 2023.


ArrayRX – Oregon’s prescription drug discount card. With the card, you may save up to 80% on generic drugs and up to 20% off brand-name drugs. The discount card is FREE and available to any resident in the state of Oregon.


Adult Protective Services – Offers help to protect seniors (older people), and people with disabilities from abuse and neglect. Call (503) 988-4450 for the main office or (503) 988-3646 after hours.

Aging and Disability Resource Connection of Oregon – Connects to local information and services for seniors and people with disabilities. 1-855-673-2372

Coronavirus Resources for Older Adults and Caregivers

Home Improvement Assistance for Seniors

Multnomah County Department of Aging Disability & Veterans Services – Offers 24/7 information and assistance to seniors (older people), people with disabilities, and caregivers. Call (503) 988-3646 or email

Seniors and Debt

Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance — Offers assistance through the Medicare process to seniors (Español/Spanish)  (Русский/Russian) Available in other languages.


Independent Restaurant Alliance of Oregon – Information and links to resources, including grants, for restaurant owners.

Mercy Corps NW – Business training, mentorship, loans and grants.

Mt. Hood Community College Small Business Development Center – Business workshops, training, and access to resources.

Multnomah County COVID-19 Guidance – Includes by business type.

Oregon Workshare Program – Small businesses that have had to reduce the amount of hours employees work by 20 to 40 percent may be eligible to participate in the Workshare program. This program enables employees to receive unemployment benefits while they are still working under reduced hours.

Restaurant Workers Community Foundation – Information and links to resources that will help restaurants and workers deal most effectively with the COVID-19 emergency.

SBA PPP Relief – Eligible borrowers may qualify for Payment Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness.

SBA Express Bridge Loan – Enables small businesses that currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 quickly

Small Business Navigator – Resources for business owners and employees (financial assistance, workforce assistance, state debt relief, and other business assistance).

Work Share Oregon – Program allows employers to leverage unemployment insurance (UI) to subsidize a portion of lost wages for employees whose work time is reduced.


211 Utility Assistance – Online database to find utility assistance programs in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Affordable Connectivity Program – A federal program that helps many low income households pay for broadband service and internet connected devices, decreasing your bill by up to $30/mo., or up to $75/mo. off your bill if you reside on qualifying Tribal lands.

Comcast – Offering Internet Essentials service to qualified low-income households for $9.95/month. The company also opened its Wi-Fi hotspots to any American who needs them; click here for a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots.

Farmworker Housing Assistance – ODHC is providing rent and utility assistance to underserved communities, including the Hispanic/Latinx community and Agricultural workers living in Oregon.

Home Forward – Works with local community agencies to provide a range of services like emergency hotel vouchers, rent payment, help with eviction prevention, and help with housing placement — to people who are homeless or at risk of eviction.

Lifeline Program – A federal program that lowers the monthly cost of phone or internet service.

Mortgage Relief Program – OHSI is helping Oregon homeowners who are struggling to make their mortgage payments. Learn more about and apply for the Oregon Homeowner Assistance Fund here.

Oregon Community Alliance of Tenants (CAT) – CAT is Oregon’s only statewide, grassroots, tenant-controlled, tenant-rights organization that educates, organizes, and develops the leadership of low-income tenants to demand safe, stable, and affordable rental homes.

PGE – Portland General Electric offers financial assistance, including an Income-Qualified Bill Discount of up to 25% off your energy use for qualified applicants.