How can the Oregon Department of Human Services help me during the COVID-19 pandemic?

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The Oregon Department of Human Services is open to help Oregonians navigate this public health crisis together. We encourage you to take advantage of online applications, if you are able, or call a local office.

Answers & Resources by Topic

Long-term Care Facilities

Oregon has been working collaboratively with licensed long-term care settings to do everything possible to protect residents and staff from the coronavirus. If someone in a facility gets the virus, we are ready with even greater protections for residents, staff and people who may want to become new residents of that facility.

Older Adults and People with Disabilities

Older adults and people with disabilities are at higher risk for serious health consequences if they contract the coronavirus and have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. We can connect you with information and resources that may be able to help you during this time.

Providers and Workers

Human services providers and workers are needed now more than ever. While you work to protect the health and safety of others, it’s also important to protect your own health and safety.

Recent Updates

Supplemental food assistance benefits to be issued December 11

ODHS will issue maximum allotments to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients on Dec. 11. They will be available to use on Dec. 12.

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Apply for food, cash and other assistance from home

All Oregonians can apply for food, cash and child care assistance provided through ODHS from home without having to visit an office in person.

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Hot meals benefits extended through the end of the year

Oregon received approval to allow Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Disaster SNAP recipients in 23 counties to purchase hot or prepared foods from authorized SNAP retailers until Dec. 31, 2020.

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