Community Resources

If you’re experiencing a mental health emergency, call 988.

If you’re experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.

If you need assistance but aren’t sure what kind, call 211. Tell the receptionist what kind of help you are looking for, and they will help make the connection.

See below for a comprehensive list of resources, and do not hesitate to call us at 503-226-7079 if you can’t find what you’re looking for.

For a printable list of local resources, click here.

For a printable list of local behavioral health resources specifically, click here.

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Resource Databases

211info is a comprehensive support hub for referrals to food, shelter, housing, foreclosure assistance, health care, and much more. Calls are confidential, anonymous and free.

Aging and Disability Resources Connection
Local information for seniors and people with disabilities.

One Oregon
One Oregon – Individuals in Oregon can now apply for all services online in one place including food (SNAP), cash (TANF), childcare (ERDC), and medical. A single application, in either English or Spanish, visit


Rental and Utility Assistance

Jewish Free Loan of Greater Portland
The local Jewish Free Loan program offers rental-assistance loans. Recipients have three years to pay off their interest-free loan. For more information about the program and how to apply, visit:

Home Forward
Home forward works with local community agencies to provide a range of services — emergency hotel vouchers, rent payment, help with eviction prevention, and help with housing placement — to people who are homeless or at risk of eviction. To be considered, you must earn less than half of the typical income for a family of your size in the Portland area. To apply for short-term rental assistance, just call 2-1-1 (or 503 222-5555 from a cell phone).

Self-enhancement Inc.
Self-Enhancement Inc. provides energy assistance to qualifying Multnomah County residents.

Impact NW
Energy Assistance (NW Natural, Pacific Power, Water): (503) 294-7444

St Vincent de Paul
Rent/Utility Hotline: (503) 235-8431 (press “2”)
St Vincent de Paul provides financial assistance for rent and utilities, transportation in the form of bus tickets, and emergency food boxes.

Oregon Lifeline
Discounts for qualifying low-income households on phone or internet. If you receive SNAP, SSI, Medicaid, federal housing assistance, or certain other forms of assistance you may be eligible. Call 1-800-848-4442 or visit the website

NAYA’s Energy Assistance program serves all people living in Multnomah County who qualify for low-income energy assistance. You can make a phone appointment with an energy assistance specialist via the form on their webpage above. This program is currently able to assist with PGE, Pacific Power, NW Natural gas, and heating fuel (oil, wood, propane), and water bills.

Oregon Energy Fund
provides energy bill assistance to low-income Oregonians in support of household stability

Pacific Islander and Asian Family Center Rental Assistance Hotline: (503) 234-2048 
Pacific Islander and Asian Family Center Energy Assistance Hotline: (503) 235-4932
Africa House Rental Assistance: (503) 802-0082
Africa House Energy Line: (503) 234-1959 

IRCO offers both energy and housing resources available for immigrant, refugee, and mainstream populations in many languages. Housing resources may currently only be available to Multnomah residents seeking housing who are currently homeless or in temporary housing situations. 

Project 10 Million is a new program that will provide free 100GB of data for 5 years and a free mobile hotspot to families with a student enrolled in the National School Lunch Program.


Housing Resources

Call 211 or (866) 698-6155 or email
211 provides coordinated entry, a process developed to ensure all people experiencing a housing crisis have fair and equal access to housing resources. The provide assessment services for homeless families in Multnomah County.

Housing resources for Portland and all of Oregon.

Human Solutions
(503) 548-0200
Human Solutions supports families in finding permanent, affordable housing.

Home Forward
Home forward works with local community agencies to provide a range of services — emergency hotel vouchers, rent payment, help with eviction prevention, and help with housing placement — to people who are homeless or at risk of eviction. To be considered, you must earn less than half of the typical income for a family of your size in the Portland area. To apply for short-term rental assistance, just call 2-1-1 (or 503 222-5555 from a cell phone).

Northwest Pilot Project
(503) 227-5605
NW Pilot Project helps connect low-income and very low-income seniors (55 and over) to permanent, affordable housing.

Relay Resources
Competitively priced income-restricted affordable housing properties intended for households earning 60%* or less of the area median income. Household income must be at least 1½ times the amount of the monthly rent.

Catholic Charities
(503) 231-4866
Affordable housing units across Oregon. Some units designated for seniors and people with disabilities. Catholic Charities also manages the Kenton Women’s Village and provides showers, laundry, meals, case management, and advocacy.

Transition Projects
Housing | Transition Projects (
(503) 280-4700
Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Transition Projects provides services and programs to help people end their homelessness, transition to housing and maintain their housing. The resource center provides laundry, showers, shelter placement, and other services at Bud Clark Commons 650 NW Irving Street Portland, OR 97209.

Central City Concern
Housing – Central City Concern
CCC offers a variety of affordable housing options across the Portland Metro area.

NW Housing Alternatives
portland | Northwest Housing Alternatives (
(503) 655-8575
NW Housing Alternatives offers affordable housing units across Oregon, as well as a family shelter and case management for families experiencing homelessness in Clackamas County.

Community Warehouse
Community Warehouse provides donated furniture and household items to neighbors seeking the comfort and dignity of a furnished home while overcoming adversity.

Community Alliance of Tenants 
Renters Rights Hotline: 503-288-0130, open Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 1-5 pm, and Tuesdays 6-8 pm 
Formed in 1996, the Community Alliance of Tenants (CAT) is Oregon’s only statewide, grassroots, tenant-controlled, tenant-rights organization. CAT educates, organizes and develops the leadership of low-income tenants. The Renters’ Rights Hotline gives tenants detailed information about their rights and practical suggestions to help protect those rights.

Oregon Law Center
888-585-9638 Eviction Defense Project Line
Tenants whose landlord has taken them to eviction court can call the Eviction Defense Project line or email the Project ( to seek legal help. Tenants should leave a message on the intake line or by emailing with their name, date of birth, and eviction case number.

Homeless Shelter Directory

Portland Shelter List

Food Resources

Oregon Food Bank Food Finder
The Oregon Food Bank’s Food Finder map shows food pantries and pick-up locations across Oregon

Meals on Wheels
(503) 736-6325 
Meals on Wheels delivers meals to seniors over 60; call or submit an online meal request to sign up. There are also dining centers across the Portland area that can be found on this map: 

Sunshine Division
(503) 823-2102
Sunshine Division’s food pantries have temporarily moved to providing emergency food boxes, available for pick-up or delivery. There are two locations in Portland, on N Thompson St and SE Start St. Please see the website for each location’s hours or to request delivery.

Clackamas Service Center Food Box Delivery
Free food box deliveries are available to the following zip codes: 97015, 97027, 97045, 97086, 97202, 97206, 97214, 97215, 97216, 97222, 97266, and 97267. To request a free grocery delivery, use their online form or call (503) 771-7914 between 9am and 5pm Monday-Friday. If no one answers, leave a voicemail with your name and phone number.

Mental Health Services

Mental Health Crisis Lines (24/7):
Multnomah County Crisis Line: (503) 988-4888
Washington County Crisis Line: (503) 291-9111
Clackamas County Crisis Line: (503) 655-8585
Clackamas County Non-emergency line: (503) 742-5335
SW Washington Crisis Line: (800) 626-8137 or TTY (866) 835-2755

Jewish Family and Child Service
(503) 226-7079
JFCS offers mental health services for adults. JFCS clinicians take insurance as well as see clients on a sliding scale.

OKclarity Jewish Therapist Directory

Portland Therapy Center

Psychology Today

Jewish Federation of Greater Portland Wellness Resources

Cascadia Behavioral Health
Make an appointment or referral: (503) 674-7777
Cascadia provides mental health services for adults, families, and children. Receive immediate, in-person care for a behavioral health crisis at Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare Urgent Walk-In Clinic located at 4212 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97206. Serves anyone at no cost.

Project Respond
Mobile crisis services are available if you can’t get to the urgent walk-in clinic, or are trying to get help for someone else. 

Providence Behavioral Health
(503) 574-9235
Inpatient Psychiatric Triage Services available 24/7. 

Multnomah County Health Clinics
(503) 988-5558 
Multnomah County provides low-cost family health care at seven locations. Provides care to all Multnomah County residents, including those who are low-income and uninsured.

Lifeworks NW
For more information or to schedule an appointment: call (503) 645-9010 or email
Multiple locations across Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington counties.
Lifeworks NW provides mental health services for adults, families, and children.

Unity Center for Behavioral Health
Access Information and Referral Team at 503-944-8009
Unity provides 24-hour behavioral health and mental health services to the greater Portland Metro area. They provide immediate psychiatric care, crisis stabilization and intervention, family and peer support, and more.

NAMI Oregon Helpline
Call (503) 230-8009 or (800) 343-6264, or email
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – NAMI’s Oregon Helpline provides callers with mental health resources and information across the state.

Culturally Specific Behavioral Health Resources
Multnomah County’s directory of culturally specific mental health, addiction treatment, and domestic violence services. 

Mental Health Support for Children, Teens, and Families

Albertina Kerr
(503) 408-4705
Albertina Kerr provides mental health services for children, teens, and their families, including short-term crisis stabilization, as well as clinic- and community-based outpatient care.

Morrison Child & Family Services
(503) 258-4381
Morrison Child & Family Services provide a comprehensive continuum of mental health, substance abuse and prevention and education services for youth, from birth through age 21.

Outside In
(503) 535-3800 or email
Outside In’s young adult services provide support to youth and young adults age 16-24 with an emphasis on those experiencing homelessness. Their services include housing, education, counseling, healthy meals, health care, and more.

Older Adults

Multnomah County Aging and Disability Resource Connection
(503) 988-3646
Multnomah County ADRC provides 24-hour information and assistance to older adults, people with disabilities, and caregivers. The ADRC can assist with enrolling in government programs, investigating possible abuse, locating adult care homes, and more.

Clackamas County Aging and Disability Resource Connection
(503) 650-5622
Clackamas County ADRC provides information and resources about long-term supports and services in the community, including information about in-home care, long-term, care planning, arranging home delivered meals, and more.

Washington County Disability, Aging and Veterans Services
(855) 673-2372
Washington County DAVS provides programs and services to maintain and enhance the quality of life to assure that basic needs are met for Washington County seniors, veterans and people with disabilities.

Clark County: Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities of Southwest Washington
Vancouver: (888) 637-6060
Kelso: (800) 682-2406
The Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities provides information and assistance, support to family caregivers, health and wellness education, and more.

Oregon Care Partners
Oregon Care Partners provides education for family and professional caregivers.

Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman (Oregon)
The mission of this agency is to protect individual rights, promote independence, and ensure quality of life for Oregonians living in long-term care and residential facilities and for Oregonians with decisional lmitations.

Friendly House
(503) 224-2640, Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm
Care coordinators take a client-centered approach to help clients connect with service providers across the county to ensure they have everything they need to live with dignity in the environment of their choosing. Services include Options Counseling, Family Caregiver Support, Older Americans Act (OAA) Case Management, Oregon Project Independence (OPI) In-Home Services (available for seniors with Alzheimer’s not enrolled in Medicaid).

Resources and Support for Older Adults Living Alone
A comprehensive guide by the National Council on Aging (NCOA) of resources for older adults living alone, empowering them to thrive independently and access essential services.

Jewish Association for Death Education (JADE)
440-941-JADE (5233)
The Jewish Association for Death Education (JADE) is a Jewish end of life nonprofit organization that provides education, guidance and support to people in the Jewish community, by offering access to and delivering Jewish wisdom along the end-of-life continuum. Our mission is to provide educational tools, classes, and opportunities to the Jewish community, including those who serve them, about the Jewish ways in death and mourning. JADE has an online learning tool (Hineni Tool) that provides education on end of life topics as well as a hotline to contact for individual support.

Disability Support Services

Aging and Disability Resources Connection
Local information for seniors and people with disabilities.

Disability Rights Oregon
503-243-2081 or 1-800-452-1694 between 9 to 11 am or 1 to 4 pm, Monday through Friday.
Disability Rights Oregon helps people with disabilities with their disability-related legal issues in Oregon.  

IRCO Disability Legal Services
IRCO’s Disability Legal Services provides legal representation and support for SSI and SSDI applications for immigrants and refugees from initial applications through to appeals. 

Adult Protective Services
Main Line: 503-988-4450
After Hours: 503-988-3646
Multnomah County Adult Protective Services (APS) is the local organization which investigates abuse. Call to report abuse of seniors (older people), or people with disabilities. 

Social Security Administration
Application, resources, and information about applying for social security.

Oregon Department of Human Services
Find benefits and services from the state of Oregon for children, families​, older adults and people with disabilities.

Down Syndrome Network of Oregon
DSNO is a leading local resource for Down syndrome support and offers a range of community-based programs to build an outstanding support organization for families, friends and individuals with Down syndrome.

Vocational Rehabilitation: Youth Services
Youth services are for youth, age 14-24 years, preparing for work. With a focus on building skills, exploring interests and learning about community supports.

OSEP – Office of Special Education Programs –  Division of US Department of Education

Oregon Department of Education – Mental Health and Well Being

Autism Society of Oregon
The Autism Society of Oregon is Oregon’s leading organization providing resources, education, advocacy on policy matters, and support for Autistic individuals and their families.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
NAMI provides advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.

Easterseals Oregon
Easterseals Oregon is a non-profit that assists both adults and children who have disabilities. They have camps and other programming that they offer people with various disabilities.

Disability Arts & Culture Project
A non-profit that focuses on arts as a way to empower people with various disabilities.
Click here for website

Uprise Collective
Grassroots non-profit that is run by and for people with disabilities. They focus on the intersections between race, gender, and disability throughout the programming that they create.

City of Portland – Disability Program – Office of Community Engagement
The City of Portland has a disability program that focuses on issues related to disability. There is a City Commission through the City of Portland for People with Disabilities.

Bustin Barriers
Bustin Barriers provides safe physical activities and meaningful socialization experiences for individuals experiencing disability- creating opportunities for participants to have fun and strive toward their personal best.

Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp
Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp offers outdoor recreational programming for campers with developmental, intellectual, and physical disabilities at its fully accessible 22-acre campsite in the Mt. Hood National Forest.

Legal Aid Services of Oregon
503 224-4086
Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO) is a statewide non-profit organization that provides access to legal help for people to protect their livelihoods, their health, and their families. LASO gives free legal help to thousands of low-income and elderly clients each year in matters relating to their physical safety, access to food and shelter, and other critical legal needs. 

Addiction Resources

Multnomah County Behavioral Health – Addiction Treatment
(503) 988-4888
Multnomah County Behavioral Health provides addiction treatment for youth and adults, as well as detoxification.

Portland Area Intergroup of Alcoholics Anonymous
24-hour Portland AA Hotline: (503) 223-8569
Portland area Alcoholics Anonymous groups, both in-person and online.

Portland Area Narcotics Anonymous
Portland NA Hotline: (503) 345-9839
Portland area Narcotics Anonymous groups, both in-person and online.

Lines for Life Alcohol & Drug Helpline
(800) 923-4357
The 24-hour support line serves anyone who needs information, support, or access to resources and treatment for alcohol or drug use.

Central City Concern
Recovery – Central City Concern
CCC offers the following services: withdrawal treatment, outpatient treatment, medication-supported recovery, inpatient treatment (24/7 care), recovery groups, individual counseling, DUII treatment, acupuncture, peer support, and culturally specific services.

Drug Rehab Centers in Portland
List of drug rehabilitation centers in Portland.

Domestic Violence

CLICK HERE for an overview and links to resources for Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Stalking or Sex Trafficking in the Portland Metropolitan area.

Call to Safety
24/7 Crisis Line: (888) 235-5333 or (503) 235-5333
Call to Safety provides a 24/7 crisis line, follow-up advocacy, in-person medical advocacy, and support groups.

Gateway Center
(503) 988-6400
Provides one-on-one support with experienced advocates who help individuals develop a personal plan and connect with other services.

Jewish Women International (JWI)
JWI is the leading Jewish organization championing women and girls by preventing domestic violence and sexual abuse; addressing the intersection of domestic violence and gun violence; building pathways to long-term economic security, and strengthening access to every level of leadership in our communities, workplaces, and country.

Volunteer of America Oregon Home Free 
Emergency Services Crisis Hotline: (503) 771-5503 (9am-5pm M-F)
Restraining Order Services : (503) 802-0506 (8am-2pm M-F)

Oregon Crime Victims Law Center: Legal representation
Provides free legal services to crime victims in a criminal proceedings (including post-conviction) for issues relating to crime victims’ rights.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

The Child Abuse Hotline

The Sexual Assault Hotline


Q Center
The Q Center provides a variety of services for the LGBTQ+ community, including addiction and mental health support programs and services for veterans, youth, and seniors.
Call (503) 234-7837 or email

Elder Pride Services
To contact an Information and Referral Specialist: (503) 224-2640
Sage works to enhance the lives of older lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community members through education, advocacy, outreach, and resource development.

Immigration Services

Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO)
971-271-6537 or email
IRCO’s Immigration Legal Services provides affirmative application-based legal services, community education and navigation services, and community clinics.
Immigration Legal Services Interest Form

SOAR Immigration Legal Services
Call (503) 384-2482 or email
Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon’s SOAR Immigration Legal Services provides culturally competent, immigration-related legal representation and education to low income refugees and immigrants in and around the Portland metro area.

Catholic Charities
(503) 542-2855 or email
Catholic Charities’ Immigration Legal Services (ILS) program is a nonprofit law program providing low-cost consultations and legal representation to immigrants and refugees throughout Oregon and southwest Washington. Focus on family reunification and assistance to the most vulnerable immigrants and refugees, including survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking.

Transportation Resources

Transportation Reaching People 
Transportation Reaching People (TRP) offers a shared ride service for Clackamas County residents who are 60+ or have a disability. Rides are given free of charge to medical appointments, grocery shopping and other essential errands. Unassisted, door to door service is provided by volunteer drivers using their private vehicle. 

Ride to Care 
503-416-3955 or toll-free 855-321-4899 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday 
Ride to Care provides non-emergent (not for an emergency) medical transportation or NEMT at no cost to the member. It is a benefit for eligible Health Share of Oregon members in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties. The trips get you to health care visits that Health Share pays through the Oregon Health Plan (OHP)

(503) 962-8000
Trimet LIFT provides shared-ride services for people who are unable to use regular buses and trains due to a disability or disabling health condition.

Ride Connection
(503) 226-0700 TTY: 711 Monday-Friday 7:30am to 5:00pm to request a ride. 
Ride Connection serves older adults and people with disabilities. They provide transportation support services to people in the Portland metro region and Washington County.


Dental Clinics 
Free urgent dental services! View the schedule here: 


DHS Employment Services

Central City Concern
503-226-7387 Employment Access Center located in Old Town Chinatown.
971-361-7700 Blackburn Center on East Burnside.
Central City Concern offers job counseling, résumé assistance, workshops and access to computers, copiers, phone/voicemail and fax services. Their services help people with barriers to finding work secure permanent, sustainable employment.
Jobs – Central City Concern

Vocational Rehabilitation department (DHS) 
971-673-2555 Central office, 971-673-5858 East Office 
The Department of Human Services, Vocational Rehabilitation is a statewide resource for people with disabilities. They assist individuals with disabilities in getting and keeping a job that matches their skills, interests and abilities. 

Oregon Youth Works 
Oregon Youth Works is comprised of five workforce development grant programs housed within HECC’s Office of Workforce Investments.

SE Works & WorkSource Portland Metro-SE 
Serves youth, ages 16-24 years old in need assistance with a resume, job referrals, training, and resources for food, housing resources. 

Relay Resources
Relay Resources focuses on jobs for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment.

General Wellness

Jewish Federation – Wellness PDX
Wellness PDX, created by the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland shares resources and virtual events connected to mental health and wellness.

Jewish Together – Curated Resources for the Self
Resources to help keep you in mental, emotional and spiritual health during this time.

Next Generations Group
Serving descendants and survivors in the Portland Metro area with educational and social programs. Visit their website to find out more, or contact Sue Wendel at for questions or if you’d like to be added to their monthly newsletter.

Youth ERA 
Youth ERA offers several ways for youth and young adults to meet online, get support, and talk through life. Visit their website here.

Portland-area Congregations

Ahavath Achim
Beit Haverim (South Metro Jewish Congregation)
Chabad of Hillsboro
Congregation Beit Yosef
Congregation Beth Israel
Congregation Kesser Israel
Congregation Kol Ami (Vancouver)
Congregation Neveh Shalom
Congregation Shaarie Torah
Congregation Shir Tikvah
Havurah Shalom
Kol Shalom, Community for Humanistic Judaism 
P’nai Or of Portland


Portland-area Jewish Organizations

Oregon Jewish Life 2022 Resource Guide
A guide to the Jewish communities of Oregon and Southwest Washington. Read it here.

Health and Aging

Cedar Sinai Park and Robison Health Center
Rose Schnitzer Manor

Youth-Centered and Schools

B’nai B’rith Camp
Maayan Torah Day School
Maimonides Jewish Day School
Oregon NCSY
The PJ Library
Portland Jewish Academy
United Synagogue Youth – Portland Rishonim

Community and Continuing Education

Chabad of Oregon
Hadassah – Portland Chapter
Institute for Judaic Studies
Jewish Federation of Greater Portland
Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon
Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Moishe House Portland
Oregon Jewish Life
Oregon Jewish Community Foundation
Oregon Jewish Museum & Center for Holocaust Education
Portland Kollel
Portland State University, Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies
Rachel’s Well Community Mikvah
University of Oregon, Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies

Community Events

For additional resources and information, please contact the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland at 503-245-6219 or visit