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Oregon Department of Human Services


Current News

Oregon to Host National Abuse Conference

Oregon has been selected as the host state for the NAPSA (National Adult Protective Services Association) 25th annual conference this coming October. 

Learn more about the conference.

New Statewide Abuse Reporting Line

The new hotline provides Oregonians with another option to report suspected child abuse, elder abuse, abuse of people with physical or developmental disabilities and abuse of people with mental illness or those experiencing a mental health crisis. 
Read more about the new hotline.

Thin Edge of Dignity

This new informational video is based on the experiences of Dr. Richard “Dick” Weinman, a consumer living in an assisted living facility in Oregon.

View the video and discussion guide​.

Foster Children’s Bill of Rights

Oregon's New “Foster Children’s Bill of Rights” includes Dedicated Advocate, Access to Hotline and Posters in Foster Homes, Licensed Agencies​

Learn more about Oregon's Foster Children's Bill of Rights.​

Program Helps Students Find Employment

Starting in September 2013, the Employment First initiative, with assistance from a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), began an Employment First Seamless Transition Pilot​.

VR Program Names Employer of the Year

​Eid Passport received the Employer of the Year Award from the Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation Program. The Hillsboro-based company was recognized during the VR Program’s Annual In-service in Salem.

Read more about this award recipient.​

VR Program Announces Partner of the Year

​Oregon’s Vocational Rehabilitation Program named the Portland Area Office of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Program its Partner of the Year award-winner on August 13, 2014.

Read more about this award recipient.​​​​​

Innovations Fund Awards Announced

​Oregon has taken steps to improve services for older adults and people with disabilities. DHS recently awarded grants to nine organizations to test new ideas for improved services through innovative projects and pilots.

Learn more about the awards.​