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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.

Oregon Among Top Three States

A new state-by-state AARP report again puts Oregon near the top on their performance in the delivery of services and supports to older adults and people with disabilities.

Learn more about Oregon and the AARP Scorecard.​

Free summer meals for students

Children need good nutrition all year long. The Summer Food Service Program offers free meals to low-income children 18 and under at 500 locations in Oregon while school is out.
To find a summer meal site, call 1-866-3-Hungry or 1-877-8-Hambre or visit the Why Hunger Web site​.​

Celebrating Oregon Refugees

Honoring courage and determination of people who must flee their countries because of persecution, war or violence. DHS hosts a display celebrating Oregon refugees June 24-30, 2014 at 500 Summer Street NE in Salem. 8am - 5pm. 

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.​

Refugee services and supports

Today refugees in Oregon mostly come from Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Romania, Poland, countries of the former USSR and Yugoslavia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Sudan, Cuba, Bhutan, Myanmar, Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran. DHS contracts with local partners to provide services to resettling refugees​.



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