Managing Money in Tough Times (MITT)

A recent study indicates that 75% of Americans are stressed by some combination of personal finances and their job. There are a rich variety of Local Resources to help families, businesses, communities, and youth manage through times of financial crisis.


“Finding Help in Tough Times”   

 OSU Extension list of LOCAL social services

Here is a list of social services that might exist in your area. Please take a few minutes to fill in contact numbers for as many as you can and share this list with your office staff. If people call your office looking for local help, you can refer to these resources in your area. (Note: All phone prefixes are 541-)

  Employment                       Housing                               Food                                     Health                                      Families and Children      Seniors                                Financial Services            Other



Unemployment office: Medford: 776-6060;  Ashland: 552-6852

Employment opportunities and/or JOBS Council:


Emergency food bank/pantries: 

ACCESS: 779-6691; Meals on Wheels program: 779-6691(Access) or 772-2273 (Senior Center)

RVCOG (Rogue Valley Council of Governments): Central Point 664-6674;  Medford 776-6222;  

Interfaith Care Community, 10 West Jackson, Medford (begin here for local church food pantries).


Jackson County Housing Authority: 779-5785


Local public health department: 774-8209; 1005 E. Main, Building A, Medford.

Jackson County Mental Health:  774-8201

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment: 774-7800

 Help for children and families

 Local Oregon Department of Human Services & Self Sufficiency office:

     Medford: 776-6172 (800 Cardley Ave); or 734-7516 (914 West Main)

     Ashland: 482-2042 (1658 Ashland St)

     White City: 864-8700 (3131 Ave. C)

Child Welfare ( child and adult protective services), Medford: 776-6120 (909 Royal Ct)

     White City: 864-8700 (3131 Ave. C)

Local domestic violence programs/shelters, and homeless teen outreach:

      contact Community Works: 779-2393

 Help for senior citizens

Area Agency on Aging: RVCOG Central Point: 664-6674; Medford: 776-6222

Retired Senior Volunteer Programs; or 541-857-7780

Senior Services: 608-6253

 Financial services

Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Southern Oregon: 779-2273

 Other community organizations

Community Action Agencies:

     ACCESS: 779-6691

Local community colleges:

      Rogue Community College: 245-7500

Non-profit organizations:(Salvation Army, Goodwill, St. Vincent dePaul, churches)

     Salvation Army: 773-6965

     St. Vincent de Paul: 772-3828

     Goodwill: 772-6017

     Interfaith Care Community (ICC): Medford 779-8564; Crisis and Emergency 494-1302

     Community Works: 779-2393

Share this