ODHS News

​​​​​​​​​2020 News Releases​

  
  
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12/21/2020Long-term care residents and staff receive COVID-19 vaccine
Salem, OR — Long-term care residents and staff began receiving COVID-19 vaccinations today under a statewide rollout plan that prioritizes Oregonians who have been disproportionally impacted by the pandemic.
12/20/2020Media Alert - Information on Roll Out of COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics to Long-Term Care Facilities
Salem, OR — The first long-term care facility residents and staff will begin to receive COVID-19 vaccinations in Oregon tomorrow, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020.
12/16/2020Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) and the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) Partner to Address Youth Homelessness
Oregon will benefit from the growing statewide momentum to address youth homelessness in a new partnership with the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH). This effort will result in a statewide approach to addressing and ending homelessness for youth. 
12/14/2020Oregon Department of Human Services to assume direct management of wildfire sheltering mission
Oregon Department of Human Services to assume direct management of wildfire sheltering mission on Dec. 31, 2020
12/14/2020ODHS asumirá la administración directa de la misión de refugio debido a los incendios forestales
El Departamento de Servicios Humanos de Oregon asumirá la administración directa de la misión de refugio debido a los incendios forestales el 31 de diciembre del 2020
12/8/2020“You Are Not Alone” webpage shares resources for reducing isolation
Salem, Ore. – “You Are Not Alone” is a new resource to prevent and
address isolation and other challenges and risks to Oregonians that
may occur during the COVID-19 pandemic.
11/30/2020Supplemental Food Assistance Benefits to be Issued December 11
The Oregon Department of Human Service will issue emergency supplemental allotments to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients on December 11. They will be available to use on December 12.
11/30/2020Stay Home Save Lives Three ways to apply for food and cash assistance from home
(Salem, Ore.) – Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Oregonians are facing unprecedented economic instability and food insecurity. As Oregon continues to maintain physical distancing rules, the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) has launched the website www.website.gov to help Oregonians apply for food, cash, and childcare assistance from home.
11/30/2020Se emitirán beneficios suplementarios de asistencia alimentaria el 11 de diciembre
El Departamento de Servicios Humanos de Oregon emitirá asignaciones suplementarias de emergencia a los beneficiarios del Programa de Asistencia para Nutrición Suplementaria (SNAP, por sus siglas en inglés) el 11 de diciembre. Podrán utilizarse a partir del 12 de diciembre.
11/20/2020Hot Meals Benefits Extended through the End of the Year
Today, Oregon received approval by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to allow Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Disaster SNAP recipients in the following 23 counties to purchase hot or prepared foods from authorized SNAP retailers until Dec. 31, 2020.
11/10/2020National Economic Impact Payment Registration Day is November 10
Salem, Ore. – Tuesday, November 10 has been designated as Natinal Economic Impact Payment Registration Day as a way to remind people to see if they are eligible for this money.
11/3/2020Subject: Portland Self-Sufficiency Programs temporary service relocation
There will be a temporary service relocation of the Self-Sufficiency Programs (SSP) office at 50 S.W. Second Avenue, Portland starting Tuesday, November 3 at 3 p.m. until Wednesday, November 4 at 1 p.m.
10/28/2020Online benefits application system unavailable this weekend while upgrades are made
Salem, Or. – The state’s online application systems for medical, food, cash and childcare benefits will be unavailable from 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30 until Monday, Nov. 2, at 7 a.m. This downtime is to support an upgrade to the state’s new ONE eligibility determination system to add more benefit options and expand the system to more Oregonians.
10/27/2020Last Day to Apply for DSNAP is Wednesday, Oct. 28
Wednesday, Oct. 28 is the last day for residents in one of the 8 designated counties - Clackamas, Douglas, Jackson, Klamath, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, and Marion – to apply for Disaster SNAP benefits.
10/27/2020Limited indoor visits allowed at qualifying long-term care facilities as of Nov. 2
SALEM, OR ̶ Licensed nursing, assisted living and residential care facilities that qualify may begin allowing limited indoor visitation for residents starting Nov. 2, 2020.
10/22/2020Waiver expands options for food benefits in 23 counties
A waiver approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) allows Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Disaster SNAP recipients in the following 23 counties to purchase hot or prepared foods from authorized SNAP retailers until Nov. 20.
10/20/2020Pre-Registration is Now Available Through October 22
Pre-Registration is Now Available through October 22 for the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) for Clackamas, Douglas, Jackson, Klamath, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, and Marion Counties
10/17/2020ODHS Announces Disaster Food Benefits (DSNAP) for 8 Counties
The Oregon Department of Human Services has received Federal approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service to offer the Disaster Supplemental Assistance Program (DSNAP) in eight Oregon counties impacted as a result of the historic wildfires this summer and fall. The eight approved counties are Clackamas, Douglas, Jackson, Klamath, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, and Marion.
10/12/2020Increased food benefits approved for October
The Oregon Department of Human Services has received approval from Food and Nutrition Services to disburse increased food benefits in October.
This additional $30 million for eligible Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients will bring the total increased benefits to $180 million.
10/8/2020Replacement SNAP benefits deadline extended for 20 counties
New deadline: October 19, 2020  - The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) has received federal approval for an additional extension for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients in 20 counties to request replacement of benefits as a result of food lost due to power outages and wildfires that began on Sept. 7.
10/8/2020Se extiende la fecha límite para beneficios de SNAP para 20 condados Nueva fecha límite: 19 de octubre de 2020
El Departamento de Servicios Humanos de Oregon (ODHS, por sus siglas en inglés) ha recibido aprobación federal para una extensión adicional para los beneficiarios del Programa de Asistencia Nutricional Suplementaria (SNAP, por sus siglas en inglés) en 20 condados para solicitar el remplazo de beneficios como resultado de pérdida de alimentos debido a las interrupciones del servicio de electricidad y los incendios forestales que iniciaron el 7 de septiembre.
10/6/2020COVID-19 testing completed at 683 large long-term care facilities statewide
SALEM, OR ̶ The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) and Oregon Health Authority (OHA) have completed initial baseline COVID-19 testing of staff and consenting residents in 683 long-term care facilities statewide, achieving the first of two objectives set by Governor Kate Brown’s testing plan.
9/29/2020New Wasco, Hood River and Sherman Counties agency to serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
On Oct 1, 2020, Community Living Case Management (CLCM) will replace Mid-Columbia Center for Living as the state-contracted Community Developmental Disabilities Program (CDDP) for Wasco, Hood River and Sherman Counties.
9/28/2020Over 300,000 Oregon students to receive September Pandemic EBT Benefits
The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) received federal approval to issue Pandemic EBT benefits in September to promote increased food security for families who receive no-cost meals through participation in the United States Department of Agriculture’s National School Lunch Program.
9/23/2020Oregonians affected by the wildfires get more time to report the loss of SNAP benefits
The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) has received federal approval to extend the normal 10-day deadline for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients in 20 counties to request replacement of benefits as a result of food lost due to power outages and wildfires that began on Sept. 7.
9/22/2020Oregon SNAP recipients who lost food due to wildfires may be eligible for replacement benefits
The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) is currently processing replacement benefit requests for individuals who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and who suffered loss of food due to the wildfires.
8/27/2020Increased food benefits in September
The Oregon Department of Human Services has received approval from Food and Nutrition Services to disburse increased food benefits in September.
This additional $30 million for eligible Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients will bring the total increased benefits to $150 million.
SNAP households will automatically receive the additional allotment in the same way they receive their current benefits. For most customers this is an EBT card. The additional benefit amount will be disbursed on the schedule below to all eligible SNAP households. Some recipients may not see it until the following day.
8/27/2020Public notice: Comment sought on medically involved waiver
The  Office of Developmental Disabilities Services is seeking public comment regarding the 1915 (c) #0565 Medically Involved Waiver renewal.
8/17/2020Власти штата Орегон продолжают начислять семьям пособия на школьное питание в период пандемии
Шесть недель назад власти штата Орегон получили одобрение на внедрение пособий программы EBT на время пандемии (P-EBT), которыми предусмотрены продовольственные пособия для учащихся, утративших доступ к бесплатному питанию в школе, участвующей в Национальной программе школьных обедов (NSLP), после того, как школам пришлось поспешно закрыть свои двери из-за пандемии заболевания COVID-19. Семьи могут получить до 384 долларов на каждого ребенка, имеющего право на участие, а фактическая сумма продовольственного пособия зависит от даты, когда ребенок получил право на бесплатные или субсидированные обеды в школе.
8/17/2020Oregon continúa enviando beneficios de comidas escolares durante la pandemia a las familias
Hace seis semanas, Oregon recibió aprobación para implementar los Beneficios por Transferencia Electrónica durante la Pandemia (P-EBT, por sus siglas en inglés), los cuales proporcionan beneficios alimentarios a los estudiantes que perdieron el acceso a las comidas gratuitas a través de una escuela que está participando en el Programa Nacional de Almuerzos Escolares (NSLP, por sus siglas en inglés) cuando tuvieron que cerrar repentinamente debido al COVID-19. Las familias pueden recibir hasta $384 dólares por niño/a elegible y la cantidad real del beneficio alimentario está basada en la fecha en que el/la niño/a se volvió elegible para las comidas gratuitas o a precio reducido en la escuela.
8/13/2020Oregon continues sending families pandemic school meal benefits
SALEM, OR – Six weeks ago, Oregon received approval to implement Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) benefits, which provides food benefits for students who lost access to free meals through a school participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) when they suddenly closed due to COVID-19. Families may receive up to $384 per eligible child and the actual food benefit amount is based on the date the child became eligible for free or reduced meals at school.
8/11/2020Federal action critical to maintaining access to food benefits for Oregonians
SALEM, OR – The Oregon Department of Human Services on Monday submitted a request to the United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Services to continue the ability to waive eligibility interviews in order to allow the department to have flexibility to meet the needs of Oregonians receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.
7/28/2020Oregonians will continue to receive increased food benefits in August
Salem, OR -- The Oregon Department of Human Services has received approval by the federal Food and Nutrition Service to continue in August to provide increased food benefits and waive the interview requirement for new applicants – making it faster and easier for Oregonians to access benefits.
7/27/2020Every Child NeighbOR Expands
Salem, Ore. - Every Child’s My NeighbOR, a statewide initiative that launched in March to help meet the pressing needs of foster families and youth in foster care, is expanding to help more Oregon families.
7/20/2020Long-term care facilities permitted to offer outdoor visitation with safeguards
SALEM, Ore. — Oregon’s licensed long-term care providers may begin providing limited outdoor visitation for residents if the facility develops a plan to adhere to required safeguards to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
7/6/2020Weekly online event series celebrates 30 years of civil rights for people with disabilities
In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Oregon Disabilities Commission and the Northwest ADA Center are hosting weekly Lunch and Learn sessions in July.
7/1/2020DHS statement regarding Secretary of State child welfare system audit
Salem, OR – Today the Oregon Secretary of State released an audit report of the Oregon Department of Human Services, Child Welfare Division. The report concludes that effective preventive services can support child and family wellbeing by helping keep children at home safely.
6/30/2020Public Notice: Rate increase effective July 1, 2020
The Office of Developmental Disabilities Serivces announces rate increases for certain providers effective July 1, 2020.
6/29/2020Additional funds and no in person interviews for SNAP extend into July
The Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) has received approval by the Food and Nutrition Service to provide an additional $30 million to eligible Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients in July 2020.
6/25/2020Oregon joins website that connects displaced workers to jobs in long-term care
SALEM, Ore. ̶ A new website will help long-term care providers address staffing shortages by connecting job seekers with available career opportunities at Oregon facilities.
6/24/2020Oregon Health Plan online application system getting an upgrade July 2-5
Salem, OR–The Oregon Department of Human Services and the Oregon Health Authority are upgrading the eligibility system Oregonians use to apply for health coverage.
6/23/2020Haven’t received your Economic Impact Payment or Earned Income Tax Credit money? Filing taxes may help
Salem, Ore. – For Oregonians who have not yet received their Economic Impact Payment, filing their taxes may help them receive it. The federal and state income tax filing deadline due to COVID-19 has been extended to July 15, 2020. Many people have not reveived this payment even though it’s been available for several months. All you have to do is file your taxes if you haven’t already. If you’re not required to file, visit irs.gov and use the “non-filers” tool to register for your payment.
6/8/2020Oregon disperses first wave of pandemic school meal benefits
(Salem, Ore.) – One month ago, Oregon received approval to implement Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) benefits for students who had access to free meals through a school participating in the National School Lunch Program. This includes schools where all students receive free meals.
5/22/2020Four facts about Child Welfare during the COVID-19 pandemic
(Salem, Ore.) – The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact daily life in Oregon, yet
there are stable foundations and values which guide the work to support children and
families during these difficult times.
5/21/2020Parent Advisory Council Provides Mentorship, Support, and Insight
(Salem, Ore.) –  May is National Foster Care Awareness month, and this year’s theme is “Foster Care as a Support to Families, Not a Substitute for Parents.”
5/20/2020Oregon families will see $134 million in additional food benefits. Families experiencing income loss can still apply.
(Salem, OR) - On May 5, 2020, the Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) announced that more than 351,000 students receiving free meals from Oregon schools will get additional food benefits for groceries during the school closure.
5/15/2020An additional $30 million for food assistance in June
SALEM, OR – Oregonians receiving food benefits will get additional assistance in June, to help with continued impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic.
5/5/2020Oregon to provide over 351,000 children with benefits to replace the meals they get at school
(Salem, Ore.) – Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Oregonians are facing unprecedented economic instability and food insecurity. As Oregon continues to maintain physical distancing rules, the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) wants to remind you that you can apply for food, cash and childcare assistance from home.
5/5/2020Более чем 351 000 детей будут выплачены пособия от штата Орегон вместо еды, которую они получают в школе
(Салем, штат Орегон) — Управление социального обеспечения (DHS) и Департамент образования штата Орегон (ODE) объявили сегодня, что семьи из Орегона с детьми, имеющими право на бесплатное или льготное школьное питание, получат денежные пособия за питание, которое они получили бы в школе, даже если в период закрытия школ они имели доступ к школьной еде.
5/5/2020Oregón dará beneficios a más de 351 mil niños para reemplazar las comidas que reciben en la escuela
(Salem, Ore.) – El Departamento de Servicios Humanos (DHS, por sus siglas en inglés) y el Departamento de Educación de Oregón (ODE) anunció hoy que las familias de Oregón que tienen niños elegibles para las comidas gratis o de precio reducido obtendrán beneficios en efectivo para las comidas que hubiesen recibido en la escuela incluso si han estado teniendo acceso a las comidas de la escuela durante el cierre.
5/5/2020俄勒岡州將為超過351000名兒童提供福利,以取代在學校領取的膳食
(俄勒岡州賽勒姆) – 公共服務部(DHS)和俄勒岡州教育部(ODE)今天宣佈,有兒童符合領取免費或減價學校餐資格的俄勒岡州家庭,可獲得現金福利,以取代學校膳食,受惠者包括於停課期間繼續在學校取餐的人。
5/5/2020俄勒冈州将为超过351,000名儿童提供福利,以取代他们在学校获得的餐食
(俄勒冈州塞勒姆) – 美国公共服务部(DHS)和俄勒冈州教育部(ODE)今天宣布,俄勒冈州拥有符合条件享受免费或减价校餐的孩子的家庭,即使在学校关闭期间一直在从学校获得餐食,也将会获得餐食现金福利。
5/5/2020Oregon cung cấp cho hơn 351.000 trẻ em các lợi ích để thay thế các bữa ăn tại trường
(Salem, Ore.) – Hôm nay Cơ quan Dịch vụ Nhân sinh (DHS) và Sở Giáo dục bang Oregon (ODE) đã ra thông báo rằng các gia đình tại bang Oregon có trẻ em đủ điều kiện nhận bữa ăn miễn phí hoặc giảm giá tại trường sẽ nhận được trợ cấp tiền mặt cho các bữa ăn mà các em lẽ ra sẽ nhận được ở trường dù các em đã sử dụng các bữa ăn từ các trường trong thời gian đóng cửa.
5/4/2020Stay Home, Save Lives – How to apply for food, child care and cash assistance from home
(Salem, Ore.) – Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Oregonians are facing unprecedented economic instability and food insecurity. As Oregon continues to maintain physical distancing rules, the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) wants to remind you that you can apply for food, cash and childcare assistance from home.
4/24/2020Public Notice: Provider rate increase effective, January 1, 2020
The Office of Developmental Disabilities Services is announcing rate increases for Medicaid-Enrolled Direct Nursing Service Providers.
4/21/2020Centros de atención médica de emergencia para frenar los brotes de COVID-19 en instalaciones de cuidados a largo plazo
Salem, OR ̶ El equipo de apoyo a las instalaciones interagencias de Oregón, dirigido por el Departamento de Servicios Humanos y por la Autoridad de Salud de Oregón, ha comenzado a desplegar dos centros designados de atención médica de emergencia para casos de COVID-19.
4/21/2020Emergency health care centers to curb COVID-19 outbreaks at long-term care facilities
Salem, OR ̶ Oregon’s interagency facility support team, led by the Department of Human Services and Oregon Health Authority, has begun deploying two designated COVID-19 emergency health care centers.
4/21/2020Thành lập trung tâm chăm sóc sức khỏe khẩn cấp để ngăn chặn dịch COVID-19 tại cơ sơ chăm sóc sức khỏe dài hạn
Salem, nhóm hỗ trợ cơ sở liên ngành của Oregon-OR, đứng đầu là Bộ Dịch vụ Nhân sinh và Cơ sở Y tế Oregon, đã bắt đầu triển khai 2 trung tâm chăm sóc sức khỏe khẩn cấp được chỉ định dành cho COVID-19.
4/21/2020旨在遏制新冠肺炎在长期护理设施中暴发的紧急医疗保健中心
冈州塞勒姆市跨机构设施支持团队由人类服务部和俄勒冈州卫生局领导,已经开始部署两个指定的新冠肺炎紧急医疗保健中心
4/21/2020Центры неотложной медицинской помощи для сдерживания вспышек COVID-19 в учреждениях, предоставляющих долгосрочный уход
Салем, Орегон — Служба поддержки межведомственного центра штата Орегон, возглавляемая Департаментом социального обеспечения и Департаментом здравоохранения штата Орегон, начала развертывание двух специальных центров неотложной медицинской помощи для больных COVID-19.
4/21/2020緊急醫護中心將抑制新冠肺炎(COVID-19)在長期護理設施的爆發
(俄勒岡州塞勒姆)由民政服務部和俄勒岡州衛生局(Oregon Health Authority)領導的俄勒岡州跨部門設施支援小組,已開始部署兩個指定的新冠肺炎緊急醫護中心
4/17/2020Honoring Child Abuse Prevention Month With a Celebration of Partnerships
(Salem, Ore.) – Each April, the Oregon Department of Human Services, Child Welfare program honors the important work being done across the state to prevent child abuse. While public coordination for events is not happening in the same way this year, we continue to collaborate with partners for child safety.
4/11/2020https://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2020-04/3986/133365/DHS-OHA-LTC-NewsRelease-04112020.pdf
The Oregon Department of Human Services and Oregon Health
Authority have launched a multi-agency support team to assess the needs of
long-term care facilities experiencing increased COVID-19 cases and help them
access resources to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 to residents and staff
4/9/2020Additional $60 million in SNAP benefits
The Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) announced today that the Oregon Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will provide an additional $30 million each for the months of April and May 2020 to eligible SNAP households.
3/30/2020Federal changes temporarily increase access to food benefits
Oregonians who have difficulty finding work during the COVID-19 pandemic do not have to worry about losing their food benefits, due to changes included in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
3/30/2020Announcing the 2019 Tom Moan Honoree for Excellence in Child Welfare Casework
(Salem, Ore.) – The Oregon Department of Human Services (Oregon DHS), Child Welfare Program is celebrating National Social Work Month in March. Social work is inherent in the work done by the Child Welfare Program and other areas at Oregon DHS, which annually helps 1.5 million Oregon residents from birth through the end of life.
3/26/2020Oregonians statewide can now use SNAP to buy groceries online
In keeping with Governor Kate Brown’s “Stay Home, Save Lives” executive order, Oregonians across the state who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)benefits can now purchase groceries online from Walmart and Amazon, helping to keep SNAP recipients and their families safe from COVID-19 by opening new avenues for social distancing.
3/23/2020EVERY CHILD AND DHS LAUNCH MY NEIGHBOR
Every Child, in direct partnership with the Department of Human Services, is launching a comprehensive statewide emergency response to the fast-growing needs of children and families in Oregon’s foster care system. The initiative—My NeighbOR—launches at 7:00pm on Sunday, March 22 and will be fully operational by Monday, March 23 at 9:00am. Oregonians across all 36 counties are being asked to step forward and meet the tangible needs of foster families and youth in foster care.
3/20/2020Oregon Department of Human Services Notifies Public of Data Breach
On March 6, the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) uncovered a phishing incident that affected one staff member’s e-mail.
3/19/2020Focus on Child Safety and Well-being is Paramount during Social Distancing
Reduced contact with educators, medical professionals, and community members can impact children and families in many ways. During this time of social distancing, the Oregon Department of Human Services encourages Oregonians to check in with families and continue to engage with child welfare when appropriate.
3/17/2020All visits to care facilities restricted for COVID-19 prevention
The Oregon Department of Human Services increased restrictions on visitation policies for all licensed long-term care facilities as well as residential group homes to further prevent the spread of COVID-19.
3/17/2020Oregon expands child care benefits to support families and providers during spread of COVID-19
To support Oregon’s working families dealing with the spread of COVID-19, Governor Brown directed the Oregon Department of Human Services and and the Early Learning Division to make changes to child care benefits. The temporary changes, which are effective immediately, will help more low-income, working families access child care and help providers stay in business during the state of emergency.
3/10/2020https://www.oregon.gov/oha/ERD/Pages/New-guidance-long-term-care-facilities-limit-exposure-COVID-19.aspx
In consultation with the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) is using the authority of Governor Brown’s emergency order to issue a policy to limit exposure to COVID-19 at long-term care facilities. DHS is taking this action to protect older adults, Oregonians who are at greater risk of the most severe outcomes of this disease.
3/9/2020DHS staff to visit care facilities statewide reinforcing illness prevention
The Oregon Department of Human Services has designated a licensing oversight team assigned to launch illness-prevention reviews at all nursing, assisted living and residential care communities statewide, including those providing memory care, beginning today. The specialized reviews will focus on pandemic response plans and infection control procedures.
2/5/2020OK KIDS Audit Statement
Today the Oregon Secretary of State released an audit report of the Oregon Department of Human Services, Child Welfare Program information system, known as OR-KIDS. The report concludes that OR-KIDS performs its primary functions as a case management tool and data hub, but that improvements in usability, data quality management, and training are needed.
1/27/2020State encourages tax return filing to claim refundable credits on Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day
The Department of Human Services and the Department of Revenue are jointly encouraging all workers with income in 2019 to check if they may benefit from filing a return, even if they aren’t required to file. Taxpayers may be leaving money on the table if they qualify for
refundable credits, but don’t file a return claiming them.
1/22/2020Public notice and request for comment on 1915 (c) #0117, #0375, #40193, #40194, and #0565 waiver amendments.
The Oregon Department of Human Services’ Office of Developmental Disabilities Services is seeking public comment regarding the 1915 (c) #0117Children’s HCBS Waiver, #0375 Adult HCBS Waiver, # 40193 Medically Fragile Waiver, #40194 Behavioral Waiver, and # 0565 Medically Involved Waiver amendments.
1/15/2020Oregon Department of Human Services Hosts Stakeholder Meeting
Oregon Department of Human Services Hosts Stakeholder Meeting
on January 22, 2020
1/9/2020Oregon DOJ and DHS to release new data on human trafficking across Oregon
In commemoration of Human Trafficking Awareness Day, on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum and Rebecca Jones Gaston, director of the DHS Child Welfare Program, will honor the efforts of Oregonians who work to prevent human trafficking.

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