Oregon Services and Resources for Parents

HEALTH

MENTAL HEALTH

NUTRITION 

  • WIC Program – Guidelines, information, and publications (800-723-3638).
  • Food Stamp Program – Information and eligibility requirements (800-723-3638).

EDUCATION

INFORMATION ON CHILDHOOD DISORDERS

CHILDCARE/DAYCARE

LEGAL

  • Oregon State Bar – Lawyer referral service and information about their Modest Means program.
  • Legal Aid Services – Contact information for Legal Services offices in Oregon.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

RESPITE CARE

  • Oregon Lifespan Respite Care Program – Provides relief to caregivers through access to temporary, short-term care for an individual with special needs (developmental and physical disabilities or emotional and behavioral disorders).  

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR PARENTS AND PARENTING EDUCATORS

Children First for Oregon publishes two annual data reports—the Report Card on the Status of Children and the County Data Book.

Children’s Trust Fund of Oregon fosters healthy child development and functioning by ending the harm of child abuse and neglect to Oregon's children.

Oregon’s Child: Everyone’s Business is a statewide collaboration of public and private partners increasing awareness of the importance of healthy brain development during the early years of life.  For more information, contact the Oregon Commission on Children and Families at (503) 373-1283

Oregon Commission for Child Care addresses the issues, problems and alternative solutions that are critical to the development of accessible, affordable and quality child care services.

 Oregon Commission on Children and Families - All Oregon counties have a local Commission on Children and Families responsible for coordination among community groups, government agencies, private providers and other parties, of programs and initiatives for children and their families.

 Oregon Department of Education The department is responsible for statewide curriculum and instruction programs, school improvement efforts, and Oregon's statewide assessment testing system.

Oregon Department of Human Services - The Children, Adults and Families Division administers self-sufficiency and child-protective programs. Also contains the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (OVRS), helping Oregonians with disabilities to prepare for, find and retain jobs.

Oregon Parenting Training and Information Center  is the statewide parent training and information center serving parents of children and youth (birth to 26) with the full range of disabilities.

Oregon Partnership is a statewide non-profit promoting healthy kids and communities through drug and alcohol awareness, prevention programs, and a 24 hour crisis line for treatment referrals.

Oregon Post Adoption Resource Center (ORPARC) , a non-profit program contracted to provide services for Oregon DHS adoptive and assisted guardianship families.

 

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