Finding Help in Tough Times

Local Resources

For people who find they need to ask for help - - people who may have recently lost a job, a home or may be having a hard time making ends meet. Locating such basic resources as food, shelter, employment or health care can mean stumbling through a maze of agencies before making the right connections. People looking for help may not know where to begin. View local resources.

Other Resources

OSU Extension has compiled a list of state resources, community services and information to help people find the help they need in these tough times. The list is not - - cannot be - - absolutely complete. It is meant to help people get started. We will continue to add links and information as it is developed. View other resources.

Growing Your Own Food

What to do if you're new to gardening Growing your own

For information on gardening, insect control, soil preparation and more, visit "Growing Your Own."

Malheur County Extension Office has compiled a list of additional gardening gardening sites to help you with your gardening questions.

The Northwest Gardeners E-News magazine may be helpful
for new gardeners.

The following Oregon State University experts may also be of help to you:

Finding help feeding your family

Anne Hoisington
OSU Extension Family and Community Development
Oregon Food Bank, 503-282-0624

Carolyn Raab
OSU Extension Family and Community Development
541-737-1019

Patty Case and Barb Templeton
OSU Extension Family and Community Development
Klamath County office of OSU Extension, 541-883-7131

Parenting Education

Denise Rennekamp
OSU Extension Family and Community Development
541-737-1013

Housing

Carmen Steggell
Design and Human Environment
328 Milam Hall, 541-737-0995

Poverty and hunger policy

Bruce Weber
Agricultural and Resource Economics
OSU, 541-737-1432

Mark Edwards
Sociology
OSU, 541-737-5379

Aging in place

Jeanne Brandt
OSU Extension Family and Community Development
Washington County office of OSU Extension, 503-821-1117