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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.

Study Released on Financial Exploitation

A study of elder financial exploitation in Oregon has been completed. The study of over 600 cases is a follow up to the 2011 retrospective study on Financial Exploitation and helps provide a better understanding and picture of financial abuse in Oregon.

Read more about the study​.​

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​.

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​.

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.​