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211info General Resources List

Oregon Recovery Network (ORN)


Safe & Strong Oregon – Support & Services https://www.safestrongoregon.org

COVID-19 Specific Resource List

Oregon Health Authority’s COVID Vaccine page link:


UPDATE (4/29/2023)

Nearly 3 years since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared as a PHE (Public Health Emergency), on May 11th, 2023 the country is transitioning away from the emergency phase.  Thankfully, reported cases, deaths and hospitalizations have significantly declined.  

Link to the United States, Dept. of Health and Human Services FACT SHEET on the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Transition & Roadmap: https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2023/02/09/fact-sheet-covid-19-public-health-emergency-transition-roadmap.html

We extend our thoughts and hearts to those who experienced losses and difficulties from this collective trauma.  We extend our gratitude to those who stepped up to help others in this journey including so many who pivoted to offer online peer support, recovery, wellness activities and other events shared on the PeerGalaxy Calendar.  Much work still lies ahead for healing, rebuilding, and applying insights gained.

We are in this together.

Blessings and warm thoughts.

PeerGalaxy Team


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Since early 2020, the pandemic of Coronavirus / COVID-19 has led to a variety of changes in the daily lives of so many.  “Shelter-in-Place” / “Stay-in-Place” orders were issued by local, state and federal government leaders, along with immediate closure of many schools, parks, fitness centers, restaurants and other businesses except those deemed “Essential” has been a strategy to minimize unnecessary loss of life.  Employers have been urged to have employees work from home to the extent possible.  “Social Distancing” (better termed “Physical Distancing”) asks people to stay 6 feet or more apart as further precaution.  Travel, dining, shopping and other limits have come into effect as well.

The impact of these circumstances is significant.  While our hope was for this to be temporary and avoided after distribution of vaccines and boosters, as of early 2022 pandemic challenges continue with virus variants such as “Delta” and “Omnicron”. 

There are great opportunities to connect, to look out for one another, and to access peer support and other services by phone, video, and other online modes. 

Collectively and individually, we must find ways to cope with and adapt to many challenges and struggles including but not limited to:

  • Isolation
  • Fear
  • Grief
  • Uncertainty / Insecurity
  • Unemployment / Underemployment / Furloughs
  • Work Schedule & Location Shifts (Remote / from Home)
  • Essential Services
  • Financial Challenges
  • Frequent Changes
  • Burnout
  • Fatigue
  • and more

Yet, let us not forget that there is tremendous community spirit, neighborly kindness, solidarity and unity in this shared struggle. There are many opportunities to bless others.

  • Heroic Frontline Workers and First Responders
  • Kind Deeds / Acts of Kindness
  • Peer Support and Wellness Activities by Phone and Online
  • Philanthropy / Funders / Donations / Grants
  • Corporate Discounts and Giveaways
  • Outreach for Neighbors
  • Time for Solitude, Centering and Spirituality
  • Donations of Food, Goods and Services
  • Financial Assistance (Cash, Deferments, etc.)
  • Grants and Low-Interest Loans for Small Businesses
  • Unemployment Benefits for Self-Employed
  • Economic Stimulus Benefits
  • Expansion of Healthcare Options
  • Creative Problem Solving

There is no shame in asking for assistance.
It gives the opportunity to both bless and receive. 

We only need to get through the next moment, not next month or the rest of the year. Yesterday is behind us, tomorrow is in front of us, but we are here today, right now. One moment at a time.

Be gentle with yourself. Remember to take a breath.

Think about the simple, fundamental, basic aspects of living – seeking safety, shelter, water, food and nutrition, breathing, movement, self-awareness and social connection while practicing physical distancing and adhering to other guidelines by leaders.

Identifying and expressing gratitude for things big or small may be beneficial – perhaps air, wind, water, nature, people, art, music, and dance to name a few.

You are valued. You are precious. You are one of a kind with a unique life experience and perspective. We are in this together. Stay safe.

Blessings and warm thoughts.

PeerGalaxy Team


UPDATE (05/11/2023):  The United States is transitioning away from the emergency phase.   

Link to the United States, Dept. of Health and Human Services’ FACT SHEET on the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Transition & Roadmap: https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2023/02/09/fact-sheet-covid-19-public-health-emergency-transition-roadmap.html

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Stay Home Save Lives LogoQuicklinks for Information Sources (more below):

  1. State of Oregon – Coronavirus.oregon.gov
  2. State of Oregon – Legislature News and Press Releases
  3. State of Oregon – NewsroomOffice of Governor Kate Brown
  4. Oregon Health Authority (OHA)COVID Vaccine Page (English or Spanish / En Español) and Dashboard
  5. U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
  6. World Health Organization (WHO)
  7. John Hopkins University Map
  8. SCMP Infographic “Decoding COVID19”

Oregon (Former) Governor Kate Brown : COVID-19

    • Executive Order 21-34
      • Invocation of Emergency Conflagration Act for the Patton Meadow Fire in Lake County
    • Executive Order 21-33
      • Determination of a State of Drought Emergency in Josephine, Linn, and Yamhill Counties Due to Lack of Precipitation, Low Snowpack, Low Reservoir Levels, and Low Streamflow.
    • Executive Order 21-32
      • Invocation of Emergency Conflagration Act for the Cougar Peak Fire in Lake County
    • Executive Order 21-31
      • Extending Emergency Regulatory Flexibility for Childare Licensing; Amending Executive Order 21-15.
    • Executive Order 21-30
      • Extending House Bill 2009’s Mortgage Foreclosure Moratorium Until December 31, 2021
    • Executive Order 21-29
      • COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for State Executive Branch
    • Executive Order 21-28
      • Invocation of Emergency Conflagration Act for the Middle Fork Complex in Lane County
    • Executive Order 21-27
      • Determination of State of Emergency in the State of Oregon Due to Excessive High Temperatures Causing a Threat to Life, Health, and Infrastructure
    • Executive Order 21-26
      • Determination of State of Emergency in Benton, Columbia, Clackamas, Curry, Douglas, Gilliam, Grant, Hood River, Jackson, Josephine, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Morrow, Multnomah, Polk, Sherman, Umatilla, Wasco, Washington, Wheeler, and Yamhill Counties Due to Excessive High Temperatures Causing a Threat to Life, Health, and Infrastructure
    • Executive Order 21-25
      • Determination of a State of Drought Emergency in Coos, Lane, and Lincoln Counties due to Lack of Precipitation, High Temperatures, and Low Streamflow
    • Executive Order 21-24
      • Invocation of Emergency Conflagration Act for the Elbow Creek Fire in Wallowa County
    • Executive Order 21-23
      • Invocation of Emergency Conflagration Act for the Grandview Fire in Jefferson County
    • Executive Order 21-22
      • Invocation of the Emergency Conflagration Act for the Bootleg Fire in Klamath County.
    • Executive Order 21-21
      • Invocation of Emergency Conflagration Act for the Jack Fire in Douglas County
    • Executive Order 21-20
      • Directing State Agencies to Support Communities in Drought by Curtailing Nonessential Water Use, Implementing Water Conservation Measures, and Encouraging Drought Resiliency
    • Executive Order 21-19
      • Invocation of Emergency Conflagration Act for the Sunset Valley Fire in Wasco County
    • Executive Order 21-18
      • Invocation of Emergency Conflagration Act for the Wrentham Market Fire in Wasco County
    • Executive Order 21-17
    • Executive Order 21-16
      • Determination of a State of Drought Emergency in Grant, Umatilla, Union, and Wasco Counties Due to Lack of Precipitation, Unusually Low Snowpack and Streamflow
    • Executive Order 21-15
      • Rescinding all Remaining Covid-19 Restrictions; Continuing State Efforts to Support Ongoing Covid-19 Vaccination, Response, and Recovery Efforts
    • Executive Order 21-14
      • Extending House Bill 2009’s Mortgage Foreclosure Moratorium until September 30, 2021
    • Executive Order 21-13
      • Determination of a State of Drought Emergency in Crook, Harney, Malheur, Sherman, and Wallowa Counties Due to Lack of Precipitation and Unusually Low Snowpack and Streamflow.
    • Executive Order 21-12
      • Determination of a State of Drought Emergency in Deschutes and Jefferson Counties Due to Lack of Precipitation and Unusually Low Snowpack and Streamflow.
    • Executive Order 21-11
      • Determination of a State of Drought Emergency in Baker, Douglas, Gilliam, Morrow, and Wheeler Counties Due to Lack of Precipitation and Unusually Low Snow Pack and Streamflow.
    • Executive Order 21-10
    • Executive Order 21-09
    • Executive Order 21-08
      • Determination of a State of Drought Emergency in Jackson County Due to Unusually Low Snow Pack, Lack of Precipitation, Low Streamflow, and Low Reservoir Levels
    • Executive Order 21-07
      • Determination of a State of Drought Emergency in Klamath County Due to Unusually Low Snow Pack and Lack of Precipitation
    • Executive Order 21-06
      • Ordering Public Schools to Offer Fully On-Site or Hybrid In-Person Instruction, Requiring All Schools to Continue to Comply with Health and Safety Protocols to Control COVID-19
    • Executive Order 21-05
      • Sixth Extension of Executive Order 20-03 and COVID-19 State of Emergency
    • Executive Order 21-04
      • Extending Executive Order 21-02 for Clackamas, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, and Yamhill Counties
    • Executive Order 21-03
      • Declaration of Abnormal Disruption of the Market Due to Winter Storms
    • Executive Order 21-02
      • Determination of State of Emergency in Benton, Clackamas, Hood River, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Washington, and Yamhill Counties Due to a Severe Winter Storm that Includes Heavy Snow and Ice Accumulations, High Winds, Flooding, and Landslides
    • Executive Order 21-01
      • Determination of State of Emergency in Clatsop, Curry, Hood River, Lincoln, Multnomah, and Tillamook Counties Due to a Severe Winter Storm that Included High Winds, Heavy Rain, Flooding, and Landslides
    • Executive Order 20-67
      • Fifth Extension of Executive Order 20-03 and COVID-19 State of Emergency
    • In addition:

      • Bars and restaurants must close by 10pm PST until further notice.

      • Gatherings at indoor venues such as gyms, churches, restaurants, etc. are limited to 100 people (previously 250 people).  Masks required in gyms. Indoor household social gatherings are limited to 10 people.  Outdoor venues still can host up to 250 people though people still need to practice safe distancing 6′ or more.

    • Effective Wednesday, July 15, 2020

      • 1) Statewide Ban on Indoor Social Gatherings Over 10 People (e.g. book clubs, potlucks, birthday parties, etc.), and,
      • 2) Oregon Face Coverings Outdoors where people cannot maintain a physical distance of at least 6 feet away from persons you do not live with.
      • Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqcE_5vxZaY

Oregon Speaker of the House Tina Kotek : COVID-19

OHA (Oregon Health Authority) : COVID-19

Local Government : COVID-19

US Federal Government : COVID-19

USA.GOV : Government Response to COVID-19

  • Overview of federal agencies’ responses, benefits, grants and more
    • Health and Safety
    • Travel, Immigration and Transportation
    • Money and Taxes
    • Education
    • Scams and Fraud
    • Benefits and Grants
    • Housing
    • Federal Buildings and National Parks
    • Voting and Elections
    • Courts
    • Communications
    • Business
    • International Cooperation
    • Cybersecurity
    • Federal Workforce

WHO (World Health Organization) : COVID-19

Apple Screening Tool : COVID-19 features state lookup, testing information and mor

211.org features information and resource links, searchable by zip code

Oregon Food Access and COVID-19

Oregon ADRC (Aging and Disabilities Resource Center) : COVID-19

Rose City Resources “RCR” Online by Street Roots (Tri-County: Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington)

Vision Action Network (Washington County, Oregon) : COVID-19 Resources

State of Oregon DHS (Department of Health and Human Services) : COVID-19

Multnomah County : COVID-19

Oregon Live News

Mac’s List (Portland, Oregon) : COVID-19

Racial Equity Tools : COVID-19

USAhello.org : COVID-19

AccessLiving : COVID-19

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund : COVID-19

MHA (Mental Health Association of America) : COVID-19

SEE ALSO: Telephone Crisis Support, Therapy Support, and other categories

911 (Emergency Response) 

  • DIAL 911 NOW if you or someone is experiencing a medical emergency or imminent danger
  • Tell the operator the emergency and your location
  • If you are unsure about calling 911, it is usually best to call 911
  • If you don’t believe it is an emergency but feel it is a serious matter, call the non-emergency police or sheriff
    If you are concerned about somebody’s safety or wellbeing, you can request a “welfare check”
  • Open 24 / 7 / 365

211 (Information and Resource Referral)

  • DIAL 211 ANYTIME or visit 211info.org to access information about resources

State of Oregon, Oregon Health Plan (OHP): Coronavirus / COVID-19

HealthCare.gov : COVID-19

US Department of Veterans Affairs : COVID-19 

Benefits.gov : COVID-19

Military Benefits : COVID-19

Insulin Help : COVID-19

Prescription Help : COVID-19

Healthwell Foundation “When Insurance is Not Enough” : COVID-19

National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics

HRSA Federally-Funded Health Clinics

Need Food Now?

Call 211 and/or visit online 211info.org and ask for meals or food boxes or food pantries in your area.  Or text your zip code to 898211.  Or email: help@211info.org

Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) : COVID-19

Oregon Food Bank : COVID-19

Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon : COVID-19

Oregon Department of Education (ODE) Child Nutrition : COVID-19

Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) : COVID-19

  • Up to $384 for eligible families with children in May/June (may be added to Oregon Trail Card)
  • KPTV News Story on P-EBT
  • Oregon Press Release (May 05, 2020)
  • The Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020, has provided additional funding available to families whose children would receive free or reduced price meals under the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act if not for the COVID-19 school closures.  The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) will provide additional funding on a per student basis for families to spend on qualifying food purchases in their community.  P-EBT funds go directly to eligible children to bring food into their household. This program helps alleviate food insecurity and increase local spending at the same time.  If your student was receiving meals at no charge in school this year before the COVID-19 closure, there is no action needed. ODE is requesting data from all public, public charter, and private schools who qualify.  

Oregon Summer Meals for Kids and Teens Ages 1-18 : COVID-19

For immediate needs, call 211

Renters Rights Hotline by Community Association of Tenants

Oregon Law Center : COVID-19

  • Oregon Tenant Protection Rights during COVID-19 – One Pager (PDF Format)
    • English
    • Spanish / Espanol
    • Excerpt(s):
      • Free legal information from Legal Aid Services of Oregon & Oregon Law Center (updated April 9, 2020)
      • 1) It is illegal for a landlord to give you an eviction notice or a notice of violation for non-payment of rent, non-payment of fees, or non-payment of utilities between now and June 30th. You need to tell your landlord as soon as possible that you cannot pay your rent. If you cannot pay your rent now, you will need to pay it after June 30, 2020.
      • 2) It is illegal for a landlord to charge you a late fee for any kind of nonpayment between now and June 30, 2020.
      • 3) It is illegal for a landlord to give you a no-cause notice between now and June 30, 2020.
      • 4) It is illegal for your landlord to file for an eviction based on non-payment or a no-cause notice between now and June 30, 2020.
      • 5) Your local government may have protections. Tell your landlord in writing if you’ve lost income due to COVID-19, and send written proof of loss of income as soon as possible.
      • 6) If you live in subsidized housing, your landlord cannot give you an eviction notice based on non-payment until at least July 26, 2020. Your landlord has to give you at least a 30-day notice after July 26, 2020.
      • Additional online resources
      • Free legal help for low-income Oregonians. If you are low-income and need legal help related to
        your housing, you may be able to get free legal assistance from a legal aid attorney. To find your local legal aid office, visit https://oregonlawhelp.org//resource/oregon-legal-aid-offices

Oregon Governor Kate Brown: COVID-19

State of Oregon, Oregon Housing and Community Services: COVID-19

  • Wealth of resources, information, links and more

US Federal Government Agencies: COVID-19

211 info

See also Financial Assistance.  See also Farm, Farm Worker, Rural Community Resources and other categories.

MyOregon.gov : COVID-19

Oregon Law Help : COVID-19

State of Oregon, Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS), Division of Federal Regulation (DFR) : COVID-19

  • Auto Insurance Refund – Several auto insurance companies have been working with the Oregon Division of Financial Regulation within DCBS to provide auto insurance premium refunds and credits to Oregonians. The refunds and credits are due to the reduced risk of auto accidents because of Governor Kate Brown’s Stay Home, Save Lives executive order.  DFR also asked all insurers to provide temporary private passenger auto insurance coverage for drivers delivering food, prescriptions, and other products for their employers.  
  • Auto Insurance Company List participating in Refund (PDF format)
  • Ask you auto insurance provider!


  • Dial 211 and ask about utility assistance

ODA (Oregon Department of Agriculture) : COVID-19

OSU Family Farms : COVID-19

DHS CISA (US Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Support Administration)

Oregon Human Development Corporation : COVID-19


USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) : COVID-19

FB (American Farm Bureau) : COVID-19


FELS (Farm Employers Labor Service) : COVID-19 

FLAG (Farmers Legal Action Group) : COVID-19

Center for Dairy Excellence : COVID-19

Meredith Leigh Food

NFU (National Farmers Union) : COVID-19

NSAC (National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition) : COVID-19

Oregon Justice Resource Center (OJRC) : COVID-19

State of Oregon, Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) : COVID-19

State of Oregon, Oregon State Hospital (OSH) & Psychiatric Security Review Board (PSRB) : COVID-19

State of Oregon, Department of Corrections (DOC) : COVID-19

US Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Oregon Reentry Resources

National Public Radio (NPR) & Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

CBS News

COVID-19 Prison Data

SEE ALSO: Family / Parent / Caregiver Support, Early Childhood, Education and other categories

State of Oregon, Department of Human Services (DHS) : COVID-19

Oregon Early Childhood Learning & Childcare : COVID-19

Shared by an Oregon Foster Parent:

Children First For Oregon (CFFO) : COVID-19

Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) : COVID-19

Foster Club : COVID-19

HealthyChildren.org : COVID-19

National Center for Housing and Child Welfare (NCHCW) : COVID-19

Oregon Foster Youth Connection (OFYC) : COVID-19

Think of Us : COVID-19

Together We Rise : COVID-19

Youth.gov : COVID-19

  • Resources and information on topics affecting youth and how supportive adults can help, including mental health information and additional resources

Youth Law Center (YLC) : COVID-19

PeerGalaxy Calendar features Online Peer Support Groups, Virtual Meetings, Events and Wellness Activities and resources for Mental Health Recovery and Wellness from a variety of communities, peer run organizations, programs and individuals

Oregon Recovery Network features Online Recovery Support Groups, Virtual Meetings, Events and Wellness Activities and resources for Addictions Recovery and Wellness from a variety of communities, peer recovery organizations, programs and individuals.  Need to talk to someone? Click here.

PeerGalaxy Calendar features FREE telephone- and online-accessible Peer Support, Recovery Support, and Wellness Activities resources plus Warmlines, Webinars, Special Events and Consumer Input Opportunities for all people seeking wellness and/or recovery from grief, stress, distress, trauma, addictions (including but not limited to SUD substance use disorder, problem gambling, criminalism, etc.), mental health, etc.  The PeerGalaxy Calendar highlights offerings from a variety of communities, peer run organizations, programs and individuals.

Oregon Recovery Network features telephone- and online- Recovery Support resources for Addictions Recovery and Wellness from a variety of communities, peer recovery organizations, programs and individuals. Need to talk to someone? Click here

911 (Emergency Response) 

  • DIAL 911 NOW if you or someone is experiencing a medical emergency or imminent danger
  • Tell the operator the emergency and your location
  • If you are unsure about calling 911, it is usually best to call 911
  • If you don’t believe it is an emergency but feel it is a serious matter, call the non-emergency police or sheriff
    If you are concerned about somebody’s safety or wellbeing, you can request a “welfare check”
  • Open 24 / 7 / 365

Crisis Chat

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – Need to Talk to Someone?  Concerned about Someone?

Oregon Suicide Prevention Crisis Centers by County

Veterans Crisis Line

National Domestic Violence Hotline – Need to Talk to Someone Safely?  Concerned about Someone?

Oregon Child Abuse Hotline

SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Agency)

YouthLine Oregon – Teen to Teen Crisis Help by Phone and Text

YouthEra – Trained peer support specialists for young adults

  • Hours vary by platform
  • Virtual Drop Ins via Discord on Weekdays Monday-Friday from 3pm-6pm PST
  • Streaming via Twitch on Weekdays Monday-Friday from 10am-1pm and 6pm-10pm PST
  • One on One Peer Support by Appointment
  • Phone: 971-334-9295
  • Website: https://www.youthera.org
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheYouthERA/
  • Excerpt(s): All YE direct service staff receive specific training to support youth in crises virtually, create safety plans, and connect to resources as needed. 

Trevor Project – For LGBTQ2si young adults

Note: Resources may be accessible for free, low cost, or sliding scale fee while others may have a cost, and some may be willing to bill insurance so you may want to ask first.  Be sure to confirm that the provider is licensed to treat you at your location.

You may want to start by talking to a trained crisis counselor at the SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Hotline: 1-800-985-5990

Psychology Today

Thera-Link Directory

Therapy Tribe

REAL to the People

Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation / COVID-19 FREE Virtual Therapy Support

  • This campaign was named after the father of actress Taraji P. Henson who is offering virtual or tele-therapy by licensed, culturally competent clinicians to black communities affected by COVID-19.  Up to five (5) sessions, exclusive to individuals and families experiencing a life-changing event(s) related to or triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. First come, first serve until all funds are exhausted.  Online Application.

Latinx Therapy

Therapy for Latinx

Eleos Project Parachute

  • Free, Pro-Bono Therapy for eligible COVID-19 Front-Line Workers in over 35 states

Dr. on Demand

Shared Harvest / myCovidMD

  • Shared Harvest, a Los Angeles-based social enterprise launches myCovidMD® and myCovid19.livea free telehealth and online portal that together, safely connect residents to resources in real-time, by real people.
  • The initiative is powered by Community Health Partners (CHPs), a volunteer citizens task force created to reach people that are uninsured, underinsured, homeless and or displaced from a medical home due to Covid-19 and nation-wide quarantine.
  • The myCOVIDMD app will build upon existing telemedical and video communication platforms, in order to deploy an emergency response that is culturally competent and inclusive in its approach to mobilizing volunteers, engaging marginalized communities, building better financial health in the midst of crisis, and minimizing poor mental health outcomes.
  • Volunteer CHPs will facilitate 10-minute video screening calls through the telehealth platform with the objective of providing Covid19 screening, wellness and mini-mental health assessments, and matching callers with a Crisis Buddy for future real-time news updates, and offer compassion to those who are sick and shut-in. The program will also target services for the homeless population and for persons reliant on shelters.
  • In exchange for volunteering, CHPs will be able to accumulate credits towards their student loans or deposit credits towards an Emergency Savings account. Shared Harvest will seek to have deposit and loan credits matched by financial partners and foundation grants. CHP volunteers will be rewarded up to $5,000 in student debt relief or $2500 deposited into an Emergency Savings Account.
  • Mentioned in GirlTalkHQ magazine article (2020 Apr 13) GIRL ON A MISSION: 3 Black Female ER Doctors Launch Free Telehealth Service For Marginalized Communities To Deal With COVID-19
  • myCovidMD Sponsor a City


7 Cups of Tea

  • Website
  • Free chat
  • Therapists $150/month

Support Groups Central

  • Support Groups from many organizations including but not limited to: DBSA (Depression Bipolar Support Alliance), NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness), Women’s Postpartum Recovery, and more!

SEE ALSO: Child Welfare / Foster Families/ Foster Care

The National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health (FFCMH)

National Parent Helpline (Parents Anonymous) – Asking for Help is a Sign of Strength

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) : COVID-19

MHA (Mental Health America) : COVID-19

Partnership for a Drug-Free Kids – Get 1:1 support  in English or Spanish

Oregon Family Support Network – Families supporting families

Child Mind Institute

State of Oregon, Department of Human Services (DHS) including Child Welfare / Foster Care

SEE ALSO: other categories of resources and assistance such as 211


Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (OCADSV)

Immigrant and Refugee (IRCO) : COVID-19

  • RIFS Hotline: 1-503-445-1446
  • Phone: 1-503-234-1541
  • Website: https://www.irco.org
  • Services offered in many languages in Multnomah County
    • Support groups
    • Legal advocacy
    • Economic justice and financial advocacy
    • Services for children and youth
    • Confidential advocacy, safety planning, and referrals to other services
  • Immediate need services are still being provided on a case by case basis.

SEI (Self Enhancement Initiatives)

National Domestic Violence Hotline : COVID-19

  • Staying Safe During COVID-19
  • For any victims and survivors who need support call, text, or visit this website anytime 24/7/365:
    • Call Toll Free 1-800-799-7233 (English and Spanish)
    • Call Toll Free 1-800-787-3224 TTY
    • If you’re unable to speak safely, or if you want to, you can visit the website thehotline.org
    • If you’re unable to speak safely or if you want to, you can send an SMS text message LOVEIS to 22522.


Mandatory social distancing has impacted the ability of people to grieve the loss of loved ones in traditional ways, in the company of support.  Several organizations are now offering bereavement groups online to offer comfort, support, and “grief tools” to those who have lost loved ones to the COVID-19 virus.

MHAW (Mental Health and Wellness) : COVID-19

Mourning Hope : COVID-19

Resources for Suicide Loss Survivors

Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors

AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)

Personal Grief Coaching

TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors)

Resources for Parents Grieving Loss of a Child

Heal Grief – Providing Community, Support and Connections

Red Nose Grief and Loss – Guiding Light (Formerly SIDS & KIDS)

  • Website: https://rednosegriefandloss.org.au/
    • Supporting you on your journey after the death of a child
    • With over 40 years’ experience supporting grieving individuals and families, we understand the sudden or unexpected death of a baby or young child is one of the most difficult experiences any person will face.
    • This website has been developed to connect individuals and families to a range of support options, useful resources and information.
  • Peer and Family Support Section including Library
  • Peer and Family Supporters
    • Parents who are a few years past their loss are eligible to participate in our Peer Supporter Training Program.
    • The training builds upon existing knowledge and skills acquired by those who have experienced the devastating impact of the death of a child.
    • Families can choose what type of support they want – support from a professional or a trained parent (peer) supporter or both.

Resources for Children Grieving Loss

The Dougy Center : COVID-19

Resources for Young Adults Grieving Loss

Heal Grief – Providing Community, Support and Connections

Resources for Teachers Supporting Students

The National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement / Los Angeles Children’s Hospital

The Coalition to Support Grieving Students

Resources for Health Care Providers

Serious Illness Conversations : COVID-19

CAPC (Center for Advancing Palliative Care) : COVID-19

  • FAQ Frequently Asked Questions during COVID-19
  • Virtual Office Hours – Online Events
    • Excerpt(s):
      • COVID-19 Virtual Office Hours are open to all.
      • Virtual Office Hours are small-group consulting calls with leading subject matter experts.

      • Experienced faculty will answer your questions on a wide variety of challenging topics.

      • Stay for the whole hour, or hop on, hop off.

      • “It has been a revelation to know there is a means of connecting with people and hearing their experiences, and being able to draw on those to inform our practice going forward.” – Virtual Office Hours attendee from Mount Sinai Hospital

AACN (American Association of Colleges of Nursing) : COVID-19

  • ELNEC (End of Life Care [Nursing Education Consortium]) Support for Nurses During COVID-19
  • Excerpt(s):
    • A Voice for Nursing (Blog)
    • Dorothy Wholihan, DNP, AGPCNP-BC, ACHPN, FPCN, FAAN is a national ELNEC faculty member who lives and works in New York City. She is a professor of nursing in the palliative care nurse practitioner program at the NYU Meyers College of Nursing with a clinical practice on the palliative care team at the JJ Peters VA Medical Center. During the pandemic, she is also volunteering as a palliative care telehealth consultant with patients and families within the HHC city hospital system. Dorothy connects and mentors’ students, alumni and colleagues throughout the city, bearing witness to and learning from nurses struggling valiantly to provide the best nursing care possible during impossible times.
    • Check back weekly as Dorothy provides a “Voice for Nursing” from the COVID Surge on a regular basis, to help prepare, inspire and support colleagues throughout the country with challenges faced and creative approaches developed by nurses on the frontline. We encourage anyone to respond with dialogue and best practices which she can incorporate into her commentary. Dorothy can be reached by email at dw57@nyu.edu.
    • Stay strong! Be proud! Be heard as the Voice of Nursing for patient-centered care!
  • Additional Resources for Nurses and those working in health care available, organized by tag

Ariadne Labs : COVID-19

ANA (American Nursing Association) Enterprise / Nursing World : COVID-19

AMDA (American Medical Directors Association) / PALTC (Post-Acute and Long-Term Care) : COVID-19

More info coming soon…

General information

  • COVID-19: Peer Support and Crisis Communication Strategies to Promote Institutional Resilience (PDF format) (Webpage).
    • Citation: Wu AW, Connors C, Everly Jr. GS. COVID-19: Peer support and crisis communication strategies to promote institutional resilience. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2020 Apr 06. doi:10.7326/m20-1236.
    • Excerpt(s):
      • To address the negative psychological impacts faced by healthcare workers during the COVID-19 crisis, the authors of this commentary recommend three strategic principles for healthcare institutions responding to the pandemic:
        1. Encourage leadership to focus on resilience 
        2. Ensure that crisis communication provides both information and empowerment
        3. Create a continuum of staff support within the organization to address a surge in mental health concerns among healthcare workers.
  • New Research Reveals Peer-Based Connection Supports Healing, Growth After Loss.  Landmark study identifies best practices for successful peer-to-peer connections. (Webpage). (PDF format).
    • Citation: Bartone, Paul & Bartone, Jocelyn & Violanti, John & Gileno, Zaneta. (2017). Peer Support Services for Bereaved Survivors: A Systematic Review. OMEGA – Journal of Death and Dying. 80. 003022281772820. 10.1177/0030222817728204. 
    • Excerpt(s):
      • While grief is a normal response to death and loss in human beings, some individuals experience severe and debilitating grief. Complicated grief was recognized in the 1990s as a prolonging of the normal grief process that impairs the mental and physical health of its sufferers. While there is some disagreement as to diagnostic criteria, it was included in DSM-51 as “persistent complex bereavement disorder.” Prevalence estimates for complicated grief in the general population range from 2.4%2 to 3.7%3 to 4.8%. Among the bereaved prevalence is higher, ranging from 10% to 40%.
      • Bartone’s analysis of the literature and interviews yielded eight best practices. Successful peer support programs should:
        1. be easily accessible and quick to respond;
        2. be confidential;
        3. provide a safe environment for the survivor;
        4. provide a peer supporter who closely matches the survivor in life experience;
        5. carefully select peer supporters in order to assure their suitability for the role;
        6. partner closely with mental health professionals;
        7. provide thorough training for peer supporters; and
        8. assure that peer supporters are monitored and cared for.
      • This systematic literature review assesses the evidence regarding benefits of peer support services for bereaved survivors of sudden or unexpected death.
      • Reports were included that addressed peer support services for adults who experienced death of a family member, close friend, or coworker.
      • Of the 32 studies meeting all inclusion criteria, most showed evidence that peer support was helpful to bereaved survivors, reducing grief symptoms and increasing well-being and personal growth. Studies also showed benefits to providers of peer support, including increased personal growth and positive meaning in life. Several studies addressed the growing trend of Internet-based peer support programs, finding that these are beneficial in part due to their easy accessibility. Peer support appears to be especially valuable for survivors of suicide loss, a result that may be related to stigma and lack of support from family and friends experienced by many suicide survivors.
      • The reviewed studies provide consistent evidence that peer support is beneficial to bereaved survivors.
    • TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors) resource and information helpline 1-800-959-7288 (TAPS). 
  • The Buddy Group – Peer Support for the Bereaved (Website) (PDF Format)
    • Citation: Riley, S. G., Pettus, K. I., & Abel, J. (2018). The Buddy Group – Peer Support for the Bereaved. London journal of primary care10(3), 68–70. https://doi.org/10.1080/17571472.2018.1455021
    • Excerpt(s):
      • We describe in this paper the story of the ‘Buddy Groups’ for bereaved people that were set up at Weston Hospicecare in 2008 and have endured ever since. The group have helped bereaved people to find meaning and value despite their grief. We observed that, through the strength of the relationships formed, people were able to recover well. Group members reported back to us the significant value they placed on being in a Buddy Group.
      • We describe a peer support group approach to bereavement which has the potential to be applicable broadly to the population and at low cost. The outcomes from the group are positive and will hopefully provide a springboard for further developments.
  • SAMHSA Training and Technical Assistance : COVID-19
  • National Council for Behavioral Health : COVID-19

More to come…

UPDATE: Xfinity / Comcast offering FREE Wi-Fi Hotspots around Oregon during pandemic. 

Common ways to access the Internet / World Wide Web include:

  • Wired or Wireless devices (e.g. laptops or tablets with wireless adaptors built-in or peripheral, smart phones, flip phones, etc.)
  • Public settings with free WI-FI service networks such as public libraries, coffee houses, restaurants and other sites.  Password may be required.   
  • Private settings with secured WI-FI service networks such as office buildings, residences, school campuses, etc. 
  • Residental settings with secured WI-FI service networks such as shelters, households, etc. 
  • CAUTION / WARNING / NOTE: Public WI-FI networks are NOT SECURE and should not be used for accessing or transmitting banking, credit card, social security, unemployment  or other secure, sensitive information. 
  • You may need to identify the network and request a password. 
  • Dial-Up Modem Service
  • DSL Service
  • Cable TV Broadband Service
  • Satellite Dish Service
  • Cellular Service with Data Plans which may or may not include Mobile Hotspot service for nearby devices
  • Other services

Internet service providers may offer discounts, deferred payments, or other special offers.

If your child is in school, and needs internet access for schoolwork, be sure to ask the teacher, the school or the school district for assistance to obtain internet access for homework, distance learning, and more.

Stands for Children

  • COVID-19 Resources for Internet Access
  • Additional Tips:

    • Don’t let providers try to upsell you. Make it clear you are only interested in the free/low-cost options available right now to help your children do their schoolwork online.

    • If you’re speaking to a customer service representative and they’re encouraging you to sign up online, insist they help you over the phone if you lack internet access currently.

    • Assistance is available in other languages by all of these companies. If you need to speak to a representative in another language, don’t be afraid to ask.

    • If you’re asked to provide a credit card number to participate in free or discounted promotions, make sure you clarify what the card will be used for, what amount will be billed and when it will be billed. Find out the exact date when you will be billed, note it down, and be sure to cancel the special service before this date.

    • Several individuals called/chatted with CenturyLink and all were told that they are not offering a program of this kind. We don’t recommend reaching out to them as it might be a waste of your time.

XFINITY / Comcast

  • Call 855-846-8376
  • Website:  https://www.xfinity.com
  • Internet Essentials is a low cost option
    • You may qualify if you:
      • Are eligible for public assistance programs such as the National School Lunch Program, Housing Assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, SSI, and others.
      • Live in an area where Comcast Internet Service is available.
      • Are not an existing Xfinity Internet customer and have not subscribed to Comcast Internet within the last 90 days.
      • Have no outstanding debt to Comcast that is less than one year old.
      • Families with outstanding debt more than one year old may still be eligible.*  *Due to the Coronavirus emergency, households with outstanding debt owed to Comcast may be eligible for Internet Essentials. We are waiving this qualification if you are approved by 5/13/20. After 5/13/20, standard eligibility rules apply.
    • Signing up is easy and fast from your mobile device, go to: https://apply.internetessentials.com/
    • Apply online by April 30th 


  • Call Toll-Free: 800-234-9473 
  • Website: https://www.lifeline.org
  • Lifeline is a federal program and legitimate option that may lower your monthly bill for phone and internet if eligible based on criteria (e.g. income, SNAP or Medicaid eligibility etc.). You may have to provide proof in  documents. Call or visit the website to apply. Some internet providers (like Verizon) may ask you to show you’re Lifeline eligible to use their low-cost or free options.


  • Call Toll-Free: 866-861-6075
  • Website: https://www.att.com
  • May offer two months free service to new customers who sign up by April 30th.



Business Oregon (and Commision) – Economic Development Agency

High Speed Internet

Oregon Department of Justice, Consumer Protection

OVMA (Oregon Veterinary Medical Association)

US Federal Government Agencies

> CDC (Centers for Disease Control) : COVID-19

> DHS (Department of Homeland Security), CISA (Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency)

> FDA (Food and Drug Administration), CVM (Center for Veterinary Medicine) : COVID-19

> FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Association)

Other Organizations

AKC (Amerian Kennel Club) : COVID-19

American Humane Society : COVID-19

AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) : COVID-19

CCI (Canine Companies for Independence)

GDF (Guide Dog Foundation) : COVID-19

VetDogs : COVID-19


AARP Credit Cards Coronavirus FAQ (with links to many popular cards!) Deferments, reduced minimum payments, credit limit adjustments, waived interest and fees may be possible during this pandemic. Learn more.
English version
Spanish version / En Español

See also Utilities and Help Paying with Bills.  See also Farm, Farm Worker, Rural Community and other categories.

Oregon State Legislature (OSL) : COVID-19

State of Oregon, Department of Human Services : COVID-19

  • Food, Cash, Childcare
  • Other Cash or Financial Assistance Resources
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
    • May assist with employment related expenses for persons with disabilities (e.g. adaptive furniture or devices).  Assistance will vary based on the individual’s situation.
  • Domestic Violence
    • For families whose safety is at risk due to domestic violence. Most often this is when domestic violence survivors are fleeing domestic violence or are at risk of returning to an abusive situation. Can help pay for:Relocation costs. For example, deposits for rent and utilities, replacement of items left behind like clothes and furniture.  Also, items that help address safety. For example, new locks, security cameras or post office boxes.  Assistance will vary based on the individual’s situation.
    • For safety planning, referrals to local programs and to find service providers:

      The National Domestic Violence Hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can contact an advocate:

      • By phone at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233), or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)
      • Through the Hotline website chat feature

Oregon Human Development Corporation : COVID-19



Community Action Partnership of Oregon : COVID-19

Oregon Recovery Network

Oregon Grant Watch – Financial Assistance Grants

Annuity.com Financial Literacy : COVID-19

Eligible individuals may receive an economic stimulus check or direct deposit. The IRS will issue the stimulus to persons with bank deposit information from prior tax refunds if available. Otherwise the IRS may issue checks in batches over the coming weeks and months, starting the week of April 13, 2020.  Update: Key Dates for Economic Stimulus Payments by Washington Post, Tuesday, April 28, 2020.

It’s here! IRS Where is My Economic Stimulus Check or Deposit? app / webpage at:  https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment. WHIO Article: IRS Launches Site that Allows You to Find Out When You Get Yours.

Non filers – If you did not file taxes for 2018 or 2019, you can fill out information for the IRS at this site: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/non-filers-enter-payment-info-here

Beware of Scams that ask for your bank information.
You can visit the FTC Coronavirus page, file an FTC Complaint online and sign up for consumer alerts

Visit the Consumer Financial Bureau: Guide to COVID-19 Economic Stimulus Checks

Oregon Support Services

NEW Websites:

NOTE: Some unemployment cases in Oregon reportedly may not be resolved or paid for weeks or months to come.  The Oregon State Legislature has an emergency session on July 14, 2020 to consider a $500 advance payment for those who have filed but not received unemployment benefits.  Stay tuned for updates.

NOTE: Many resources are available on a time-limited or first-come, first-serve basis until they run out so do not delay! Act today! 

NOTE: Sole Proprietors / Self-Employed Independent Contractors may be eligible for a special unemployment benefit named Pandemic Unemployment Assistance “PUA”. Step by Step Filing Instructions.  See Oregon Employment Department.

State of Oregon, Employment Department : COVID-19

  • Don’t give up even if you cannot get through, keep trying!  
  • NEW State of Oregon, Employment Department, Unemployment Website:
  • NEW Unemployment Claim Step by Step Guides
  • COVID-19 Resources and Relief for Workers Affected by the Coronavirus / Cares Act
    • includes flowchart, resources, answers to common questions, multiple languages
  • Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Press Release dated April 10, 2020 (PDF Format)
    • To file an online claim for unemployment benefits, go to Oregon.gov/employ or call 1-877-FILE-4-UI (877-345-3484).
    • For help finding jobs and training resources, contact your local WorkSource Oregon center or go to WorkSourceOregon.org
    • Equal Opportunity program — auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Contact: (503) 947-1794. For people who are deaf or hard of hearing, call 711 Telecommunications Relay Services
  • Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Q&A with Senator Gelser
    • Q: I already tried to apply for benefits and was denied, but I got a PIN Number. What should I do?
      • A: If you’ve already applied and filed weekly benefit claims and got a PIN number, you should apply at this site: http://workinginoregon.org/pua/en/ This will allow you to complete your certification process.
    • Q: What if I haven’t yet applied for benefits, or I never got a PIN number?
    • Q: How do I know if I am eligible for these benefits under PUA?
      • A: The following individuals are eligible under this program:
        • Self-employed, 1099 contract workers and gig workers
        • Employees whose wages weren’t reported for unemployment insurance
        • Employees who didn’t earn enough wages or work enough hours for regular unemployment benefits
        • Individuals who were about to start work but could not
    • Q: What is the benefit level?
      • A: The minimum weekly benefit is $205 and can range up to a maximum of $648 depending on your income level. Everyone eligible for PUA will receive at least $205 a week.To go beyond the $205 a week minimum, the individual must have earned at least $16,480 in the 2019 tax year and provide proof of income for the most recent tax year.
    • Q: If I am eligible for PUA, can I get the additional $600 a week I have heard about?
      • A: Yes. All applicants eligible for PUA will also received $600 from the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation fund. Individuals can receive this weekly payment for up to 39 weeks in the period between February 2, 2020 and December 26, 2020. The FPUC payments are only available for the weeks an individual is eligible to receive unemployment benefits.
    • Q: How long will it take to get my first check?
      • A: It can take anywhere from 1-4 weeks to process the initial claim. The Department hopes to provide more precise information soon about the timeframe for release of funds.
    • Q: Are my benefits retroactive?
      • A: Yes. Benefits are retroactive to the date you were eligible. You will not lose benefits due to delays in developing the application process or processing your claim.
  • CARES ACT FAQ Excerpt(s)
    • Q: I am self-employed and have been denied UI benefits. Does the CARES Act help me?
      • A: As long as a person’s unemployment is connected to the COVID-19 pandemic, temporary benefits can be made available to self-employed individuals, independent contractors, and “gig” economy employees. They also will be eligible to receive the additional $600 weekly Pandemic Unemployment Compensation.
    • Q: I am not able to start a new job because of the pandemic. Can I get help?
      • A: The CARES Act provides temporary benefits to individuals who were unable to start a new job or contract due to the pandemic.
      The following situations are deemed to be “COVID-19 related situations”:

      • A person is unable to work because they are ill with the novel coronavirus.

      • A person is unable to work because they have been potentially exposed to the novel coronavirus and have been subjected to a mandatory quarantine period.

      • A person is unable to work because they have been advised by their health care provider or by advice issued by public health officials to self-quarantine due to possible risk of exposure to, or spread of, the novel coronavirus.

      • A person is unable to work because their employer has ceased or curtailed operations due to the novel coronavirus, including closures or curtailments based on the direction or advice of the Governor or of public health officials.

      • A person is unable to work because they have to stay home to care for a family member, or other person with whom they live or for whom they provide care, who is suffering from the novel coronavirus or subject to a mandatory quarantine.

      • A person is unable to work because they have to stay home to care for a child due to the closure of schools, child care providers, or similar facilities due to the novel coronavirus.

      • A person is being asked to work when it would require them to act in violation of a mandatory quarantine or Governor’s directive regarding the limitation of activities to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus.

    • Able to work – Federal law requires a person be able to work in order to receive unemployment insurance benefits.  A person will not be deemed unable to work because:

      • They are quarantined by their health care provider, or by advice issued by public health officials to self-quarantine due to possible risk of exposure to, or spread of, the novel coronavirus, but they are not sick

      • They are home sick because of the novel coronavirus or a condition with similar flu like symptoms and they have not turned down an offer of work since they began being at home due to the sickness

      • They are hospitalized, or in other institutionalized care, due to the novel coronavirus, but for less than half of the week, and they did not turn down an offer to work that week

      • A person is unable to work in a week if they are offered suitable work and do not accept it because they are sick with novel coronavirus, or a condition with similar flu like symptoms.

    • Actively seeking work – Federal law requires a person to be actively seeking work in order to receive unemployment insurance benefits. A person will be considered actively seeking work if they are unemployed because of a COVID-19 related situation, or if their work search efforts are significantly impacted by the novel coronavirus, and:

      • They and their employer intend on the person resuming work for their employer when COVID-19 related situations permit (they are “employer attached”) and the person stays in contact with their employer, as reasonably required by their employer, so they can return to work when the employer permits them to do so; or,

      • They or their employer do not intend for the employee to return to work for their employer (they are not “employer attached”) and the person is doing what they can to find employment.

    • Available for work – Federal law requires a person to be available for work in order to receive unemployment insurance benefits. A person will not be deemed unavailable for work because:

      • They are staying in their home, or are quarantined, due to risk of exposure to, or spread of, the novel coronavirus at the advice of a health care provider or by advice issued by public health officials or by directive of a government official, even if their employer had work for them they could otherwise have performed;

      • They are home solely because they lack childcare for a child or children due to school or daycare closures or curtailments; or

      • They are home to care for a family member due to the effects of novel coronavirus.

      • The CARES Act was expanded to provide access and allow persons to remain on Unemployment Insurance due to the COVID-19 crisis. People are not disqualified from receiving unemployment insurance benefits under the following circumstances (although they still must meet the weekly eligibility requirements to receive benefits):

      • A person is discharged because of a COVID-19 related situation (ORS 657.176(2)(b));
        A person quits work because of a COVID-19 related situation (ORS 657.176(2)(c));

      • A person fails to apply for work when referred by the employment office or the director because of a COVID-19 related situation (ORS 657.176(2)(d);

      • A person fails to accept an offer of work because of a COVID-19 related situation (ORS 657.176(2)(f);

      While those eligible for Unemployment Insurance has expanded during the COVID-19 Crisis, the following scenarios still disqualify an individual from receiving Unemployment Insurance:
      • Quitting a job.
      • Being out of the labor market.
      • Attending school.
      • Being incarcerated.
      • Missing an opportunity to work.
      • Turning down a job.
      • Not seeking work unless due to Covid-19 related temporary job loss.
      • Receiving retirement pay.
      • Failing to participate in the Reemployment and Eligibility Assessment interview.
      • Turning down a referral to work.
      • Being unemployed as a result of a labor dispute.
      • Weeks claimed by school employees during the summer, winter, or spring break periods or between terms.

BOLI (Bureau of Labor and Industry) : COVID-19


Looking for work? 

Oregon Employment Department is Hiring! In fact, dozens of businesses are hiring for a variety of positions during this pandemic.

Oregon’s Employment Department  (OED)


Remote Work-from-Home Jobs

KOIN6 Local News

Mac’s List

Unfortunately some non-essential businesses have had to close or reduce services during “Shelter in Place” orders.  Small businesses are an essential part of the fabric of our community.  Your employer if eligible may be able to obtain a low interest loan or grant to cover payroll.

SEE ALSO: Small Business Resources

[Stay tuned for updates coming, see also General COVID-19 Resources]

State of Oregon, DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles): COVID-19

  • UPDATE (06/03/2020) Oregon DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) opened for limited business by appointment, but saw its phone system overwhelmed right away with thousands of callers attempting to book appointments.  So, they regrouped and adjusted. They now have a web-based form to request an appointment at a DMV office, which you can access: https://www.oregon.gov/odot/dmv/pages/appointments.aspx.
  • Using the online form, DMV will set appointments for the following services at this time:
    • Driver licensing and ID cards – originals, renewals and replacements, including passenger car and commercial licenses, and instruction permits
    • Driver knowledge tests
    • Driving privilege reinstatements with a license issuance
    • Disabled parking placards
    • VIN inspections for new-to-Oregon vehicles previously titled elsewhere
    • Farm endorsements
  • The DMV cannot do drive tests due to social distancing restrictions and is not sure when those tests can resume. And they appreciate your patience!
  • Accident Reports
  • Enforcement
    • The Department of Transportation has partnered with Oregon law enforcement agencies to exercise discretion in their enforcement of ​driver licenses, vehicle registrations and trip permits that expire during the COVID-19 emergency.
    • Oregon State Police, Oregon Association of Chiefs of Police, and Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association have agreed to support a grace period for enforcing expired credentials. Transactions falling within this request include the following that could expire during the COVID-19 emergency:​​
      • Driver license and identification cards
      • Passenger vehicle registrations
      • Commercial vehicle registrations
      • Trip permits and temporary registrations
      • Disabled parking permits
      • DEQ closure and your registration
    • ​​If your vehicle registration expires between February 15 and June 15 of 2020, you can take the following steps:
      • ​​​​Get your DEQ certificate online.
      • Renew online at DMV2U​.
      • Once DEQ stations reopen, take your vehicle to get tested before January 1, 2021.
    • Some DEQToo™ businesses may still provide DEQ testing. Visit DEQToo.org for more information. Once you pass the test, renew online at DMV2U.
    • If your vehicle registration expires during the state of ​emergency, the grace period applies.
      You may apply for a trip permit at DMV2U​. The grace period will apply to the trip permit, should the state of emergency continue past its expiration date.
    • You can get DEQ closure updates at Oregon.gov/DEQ.
  • CDL (Commercial Drivers License)

FlyPDX (Portland International Airport) : COVID-19

AAA Oregon Travel : COVID-19

Landerholm Family Law

SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management)

SEE ALSO: Employment / Unemployment Information, Nonprofit Organization Support,  and other categories 

NOTE: Many resources are available on a time-limited or first-come, first-serve basis until they run out so do not delay! Act today! 

UPDATE: November 17, 2020 Oregon Governor Kate Brown announces $55 Million to assist  businesses.  See: https://www.oregon.gov/newsroom/Pages/NewsDetail.aspx?newsid=53736

UPDATE: April 17, 2020 reports indicated the small business Paycheck Protection Program funds have run out from the initial round of funding allocated.  Other resources may be available such as low-interest small business loans, grants, etc.  Check the SBA resources below.  Check for local resources, too.

NOTE: Sole Proprietors / Self-Employed Independent Contractors may be eligible for a special unemployment benefit named Pandemic Unemployment Assistance “PUA”. Check with the Employment Department.     

State of Oregon, Employment Department : COVID-19

US CDC (Centers for Disease Control)

US DOL (Dept. of Labor)

US Dept of Treasury

SBA (Small Business Administration)

SBA Lenders List for Oregon (PDF Format)

SBA Lenders
Our participating SBA Lenders serve all of Oregon and southwest Washington unless otherwise noted.

For information visit sba.gov/or.

District Wide

Bank of the West
Jacquline A. Ritchie

Banner Bank
Walter McLaughlin

Beneficial State Bank
Teri Karren-Keith

Brad Benson

Celtic Bank Corporation
Matt Diamond

Columbia State Bank
Scott Bossom

First Interstate Bank
Amy Berger

Heritage Bank
Christine Heckert

HomeStreet Bank
Aaron Smith

JP Morgan Chase
Yana Rogers

Jennifer Fern

Lewis & Clark Bank
Mark Ellingson

Northwest Bank
Buck Marshall

Riverview Community Bank
Robert Benke

Seacoast Commerce Bank
Joseph Cowles

Dave Painter

Umpqua Bank
Joel Carey

Union Bank
Mindy Tran

US Bank
Corey Werle – Portland

Wells Fargo Bank
Jessica Beck

Bend Mid-Oregon Credit Union
Serving Central Oregon
Mike Testerman


Wauna Federal Credit Union
Serving the Columbia Corridor
John Moore


Oregon State Credit Union
Serving Greater Corvallis and the Central Coast
Josh Whisenhunt


Citizens Bank
Serving Greater Eugene
Kate Salyers

Oregon Pacific Bank
Serving Central/Southern Oregon
Robert Edstrom

Serving Greater Eugene
Express Eric Lind

Summit Bank
Serving Greater Eugene
Ashley Horner


Peoples Bank of Commerce
Serving Southern Oregon
Thomas Knox

Rogue Federal Credit Union
Serving Southern Oregon
Randall Mason


Clackamas Federal Credit Union
Serving Greater Portland
Katie Gillespie

Washington Trust
Serving Greater Portland/southwest Washington
Doug Wolford


Willamette Community Bank
Serving Greater Salem
Dave Takata

Willamette Valley Bank
Serving Greater Salem
Alana Neads


Columbia Community Credit Union
Serving southwest Washington
Juan Mendoza

Participating Certified Development Companies

Cascade Capital Funding
Serving Oregon and SW Washington
University Station Office
Cindy Kent
960 Broadway St NE, suite 2
(503) 990-6868

CCD Business Development
Serving all Oregon
Roseburg Branch
522 SE Washington Ave., suite 111A
Theresa Haga
(541) 756-4101

CCD Business Development
Serving all Oregon
Coos Bay Branch
540 Anderson Ave.
Theresa Haga
(541) 756-4101

Evergreen Business Capital
Serving Oregon & Washington
1618 SW First Ave., suite 200
(800) 878-6613
Barbara Broudy
(503) 222-7496

Serving Portland Metro
Kerri Nelson
(503) 265-9294
Serving SW Washington
Gary Parker
(541) 513-7436

Serving Eugene area

Serving all Oregon
2016 Airport Road
Susan Christensen
(541) 276-6745

Northwest Business Development Association
9019 E. Appleway, suite 200
Spokane Valley, WA
Debbie Shipman
(509) 458-8555 or (800) 540-1748

Community Advantage Lenders

Evergreen Business Capital
District Wide
Angelica Partida
(206) 577-1435

Valley Development Initiatives
Serving Oregon
John Safstrom

Participating Microlenders

Mercy Corps Northwest
Statewide Oregon and Washington
45 SW Naito Parkway
(503) 896-5070

Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon
Serving all Oregon and southwest Washington
4008 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
(503) 841-3351

Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs
Serving all Oregon and southwest Washington
731 N. Hayden Meadows Drive
(503) 249-7744



NOTE: Many resources are available on a first-come, first-serve basis until they run out so do not delay! Act today! 

As of 4/3/2020 – 501(c)(3) nonprofits with fewer than 500 employees can now apply for the SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) forgivable loans. These can be used to cover up to 2 ½ months of payroll, rent, mortgage, or utilities. 

See also Foundation and Funder Grant Opportunities

NAO (Nonprofit Association of Oregon)


National Council of Nonprofits

Nonprofit Risk Management

More coming soon…. Stay tuned


Oregon Community Foundation

GOSW (Grantmakers of Oregon and SW Washington)

MRG Foundation

Women’s Foundation of Oregon

Meyer Memorial Foundation

Collins Foundation

The Ford Family Foundation

RWJF (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)

SEE ALSO: Volunteering, Foundations and other categories

Oregon Community Foundation (OCF)

OregonLive Article with Links: How You Can Help

Grantmakers of Oregon and Southwest Washington – Coronavirus / COVID-19 Response

See GuideStar.org and Charity Navigator COVID-19 page for information on non-profit organizations and foundations in the USA

See GrantSpace.org article on a special GIVING TUESDAY on May 5, 2020 for Coronavirus / COVID-19 #GivingTuesdayNow.  FREE Training on April 24, 2020, 11am-12pm PST.  Registration required.

See State of Oregon, Office of Emergency Management, Disaster Volunteers and Donations Portal

Every Child Oregon / My NeighbOR

State of Oregon, Office of Emergency Management, Oregon Disaster Recovery

State of Oregon, Oregon Health Authority (OHA), State Emergency Reserve of Volunteers (SERV-OR)

Every Child Oregon / My NeighbOR