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Public Funding Options

​​Families typically pay for in-home support or respite care through a combination of sources - e.g., personal funds; federal, state, or local public funds; private agencies or service organizations (i.e., Easter Seals, Alzheimer's Association, United Cerebral Palsy, ALS Association, etc.). The chart below provides a local contact office for possible public funding sources to pay for some in-home support or respite care services. Eligibility rules and availability of funding for each program can change. Contact the local offices listed directly for up-to-date information.

 

For non-public funding sources, go to:

 

WHO
Age of person
being cared for
WHY
Primary reason for need care
(special needs)
CONTACTS
Local Office
Child
0-17
Developmental disabilities County Developmental Disabilities Programs
Behavioral and emotional conditions County Mental Health Programs
Risk of abuse or neglect Child Welfare
Physical disabilities or other chronic illnesses (if you are a grandparent or relative caregiver 55+) Area Agency on Aging
Self Sufficiency
 
Adult
18-59
Developmental disabilities County Developmental Disabilities Programs
Support Service Brokerages
Behavioral and emotional conditions County Mental Health Programs
Risk of abuse or neglect Child Welfare
Area Agency on Aging
Alzheimer's/dementia related disorders Area Agency on Aging
Physical disabilities or other chronic illnesses (if you are a grandparent or relative caregiver 55+) Area Agency on Aging
Self Sufficiency 
(up to 18 years old)
 

Senior

60+

Developmental disabilities

Note: Seniors 65+ with a primary
reason for needing care of
developmental disability (DD) may
have the option to be served under
the adults with physical disabilities
(APD) or DD system.

County Developmental Disabilities Programs
Support Service Brokerages
Area Agency on Aging
Risk of abuse or neglect Area Agency on Aging
Alzheimer's/dementia related disorders Area Agency on Aging
Physical disabilities or other chronic illnesses Area Agency on Aging

 

For families who do not qualify for public funds, the chart below provides other possible options from private agencies or service organizations, and volunteer services in communities across Oregon. Volunteer services could be part of a volunteer organization, or a family advocacy network, or a disability organization.

 

Options provided by private agencies or organizations could be financial assistance for family caregivers of specific age or disability groups. Options could also be free events for families, where there are activities for children and informatin sharing or training for parents. These services are often specific to the needs within each county, or region. Check with the local offices listed in the chart above for additional local resources specific to your county.

 

Also check with your private health insurance organization, as respite care may also be included in the coverage.

 

Included in the chart below is a listing of networks and coalitions across Oregon that can assist families to find available supports in their own community. Support could be a cooperative system where families can donate and share respite time, or group meetings where parents can share resources while their children are being engaged in learning activities, etc.... Remember, respite means different things for different people. For some, it could mean just being able to sit and read alone for a couple of hours; for others, it could mean connecting with other caregivers to share information and support each other.

 

 

Volunteer Services

Service Area :
Target Population

Contact Information

**** Check with your support circle or local health and social services providers for additional local volunteer services ****

DHS Volunteer Services Statewide http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/volunteer/index.shtml

RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program)

Statewide: 55+ seniors serving seniors

http://www.oregonvolunteers. org/volunteer/seniorcorps/rsvp/

Foster Grandparents

Statewide: 55+ seniors serving children & youth

http://www.oregonvolunteers.org/volunteer/seniorcorps/fgp/

Senior Companion

Statewide: 55+ seniors serving seniors

http://www.oregonvolunteers.org/volunteer/seniorcorps/scp/

Volunteers of America Oregon

Multnomah County: Children, elderly and disabled adults

http://www.voaor.org/

 

Cultural/Ethnic Organizations

Service Area:
Target Population

Contact Information

**** Check with your support circle or local health and social services providers for additional local services ****

Asian Health and Service Center

Portland Metropolitan areas: Asian-language speaking families​

http://www.ahscpdx.org/

Jewish Family & Child Services

Portland Metropolitan Areas: Families with Jewish values

http://jfcs-portland.org/

IRCO (Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization)

Portland Metropolitan areas: Non-English speaking families

http://www.irco.org/

Juntos Pademos/Together We Can Family Center

Marion/Polk County: Children up to 18 with special needs

http://www.juntos-podemos.org
(503) 566-7727

ROBES (Russian Old Believer Enhancement Services)

Statewide: Russian- Old Believer families

www.robesnorthwest.org

 

Networks/ Coalitions

Service Area:
Target Population

Contact Information

**** Check with your support circle or local health and social services providers for additional local family support networks ****

Arc of Oregon Statewide: Families of children and adults with special needs http://www.arcoregon.org

Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest

Portland and Metropolitan Areas, including Southwest Washington

http://www.bbbsnorthwest.org/

CCN (Community Connections Networks) Statewide: Families of children and youth with special health needs OHSU CDRC page
CILS (Centers for Independent Living)

Statewide: All ages and disabilities

https://adrcoforegon.org/oregon-centers-for-independent-living.php

FACT (Family and Community Together)

Statewide: Families of children with special needs

http://www.factoregon.org/
1-888-988-FACT (3228)

OFSN (Oregon Family Support Network)

Statewide: Children and youth with mental, emotional, behavioral health needs

http://www.ofsn.org
1-800-323-8521

Oregon Mentors in partnering with Oregon ASK (After School for Kids)

Statewide: Children and youth

http://oregonmentors.org

Oregon Partnership

Statewide: Veterans, military members and families

http://www.orpartnership.org/

Armed Services YMCA

Statewide: Military members and families

http://www.asymca.org/

VA Caregiver Support Line Nationwide: Families of veterans http://www.caregiver.va.gov/
Toll free : 1-855-260-3274
 

Disability Organizations

Service Area:
Target Population

Contact Information

***** Check with your support circle or local health and social services providers for additional local services. You can also search the web for a specific type of illness or disability, along with the word Oregon to find services in Oregon *****

ALS Association, Oregon & SW Washington Chapter

All of Oregon and
SW Washington

http://webor.alsa.org/

Alzheimer's Association of Oregon

All counties except Malheur

http://www.alz.org/oregon/

Alzheimer's Network of Oregon

Marion, Polk, Linn, and Marion Counties

http://alznet.org/

Autism Society of Oregon

Statewide

http://autismsocietyoregon.org/

Brain Injury Association of Oregon

Statewide

http://biaoregon.org/

Easter Seals Oregon

Statewide

http://or.easterseals.com/

Epilepsy Foundation Northwest

Statewide

http://www.epilepsynw.org/

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Oregon

Statewide

http://www.nationalmssociety.org/chapters/ORC/index.aspx

Northwest Down Syndrome Association

Statewide

http://www.nwdsa.org/

Parkinson's Resources of Oregon

All of Oregon and
Southern Washington

http://www.parkinsonsresources.org/

United Cerebral Palsy of Oregon & SW Washington

All of Oregon and
SW Washington

http://www.ucpaorwa.org/

 

Faith-Based Organizations

Service Area:
Target Population

Contact Information

**** Check with your support circle or local health and social services providers for additional local faith-based organizations ****

Catholic Charities Oregon

Portland and Metropolitan Areas

http://www.catholiccharitiesoregon.org/

Catholic Community Services

Mid-Willamette Valley and Central Oregon Coast

http://www.ccswv.org/

Faith In Action Network of Oregon

Some counties: Different age & disability groups

http://www.faithinactionoregon.org/

Northwest Parish Nurse Ministries

Statewide

http://www.npnm.org/

 

National Philanthropic Organizations

Service Area:
Target Population

Contact Information

**** Check with your support circle or local health and social services providers for additional local services, funded by philanthropic groups or foundations ****

Caregiver Relief Fund

National: See website

http://www.caregiverrelieffund.org/

Cleaning for a Reason

National: Women cancer patients under treatment

http://www.cleaningforareason.org/

 
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