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5/5/2022Foster Care Month highlights how relative and kin connections keep families strong
(Salem, OR) – Governor Kate Brown has proclaimed May 2022 to be Foster Care Month in Oregon. The theme this year is “Relative and Kin Connections: Keeping Families Strong.”
4/27/2022Increased emergency SNAP benefits continue in May
(Salem, OR) – Most Oregonians who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will receive emergency allotments in May.
4/7/2022Help Strengthen Families and Prevent Child Abuse, April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month
(Salem, OR) – April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This month and throughout the year, the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) Child Welfare Division encourages all individuals and organizations to play a role in making our state a better place for children and families. 
4/5/2022Register for free today to participate in Point Source Youth's 2nd Annual Rural Conference on Youth Homelessness
(Salem, OR) - The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS), Youth Experiencing Homelessness Program and Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) are sponsoring the registration cost for 350 Oregonians to attend Point Source Youth's 2nd Annual Rural Conference on Youth Homelessness.
3/29/2022Proposals sought to fund innovative projects supporting older adults, people with disabilities
(Salem, OR) - Proposals are now being accepted through OregonBuys for Innovation Fund projects.
3/22/2022Increased emergency SNAP benefits continue in April
(Salem, OR) – Most Oregonians who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will continue to receive temporarily increased emergency food benefits in April. Approximately 399,000 SNAP households will receive approximately $65 million in extra food benefits in addition to their regular SNAP benefits.
3/8/2022Child Welfare workers honored with award during National Social Work Month
(Salem, OR) – The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS), Child Welfare Division is celebrating National Social Work Month in March. Social work is at the heart of child welfare practice worldwide, as well as other areas supported by social services. ODHS annually helps 1.5 million Oregon residents through all stages of life using foundational social work practices.
2/23/2022Increased emergency SNAP benefits continue in March
(Salem, OR) – Most Oregonians who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will receive emergency allotments in March.
2/10/2022$1.5 million in grant funding available to support host home programs that provide temporary housing for youth experiencing homelessness
(Salem, OR) – The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS), Youth Experiencing Homelessness Program is inviting community partners to apply for grant funding to enhance host home programs that support youth experiencing homelessness in Oregon communities.
2/2/2022Oregon ends 2021 with lowest number of children in foster care in 16 years
(Salem, OR) – Despite the challenges of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS), Child Welfare Division continues to reduce the use of foster care by connecting families with resources and services that support children and young adults safely staying at home with their families.
1/28/2022The Jackson grand opening provides new, affordable housing option for wildfire survivors
(Medford, OR) – Survivors of the devastating 2020 wildfires will have a new place to call home when The Jackson opens its doors to new tenants on Monday, January 31, 2022. Community
partners will come together to celebrate with a grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly renovated property that will provide a much-needed option for affordable housing.
1/27/2022Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day is January 28
(Salem, OR) – As the Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day approaches on Friday, January 28, the Oregon Department of Revenue and the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) are encouraging all workers with income in 2021 to check their Earned Income Tax Credit eligibility.
1/27/2022El Día de la Concientización del Crédito Tributario por Ingreso del Trabajo es el 28 de enero
(Salem, OR) – Conforme se acerca el Día de la Concientización del Crédito Tributario por Ingreso del Trabajo(EITC, por sus siglas en inglés) el viernes, 28 de enero, el Departamento de Impuestos de Oregon y el Departamento de Servicios Humanos de Oregon (ODHS, por sus siglas en inglés) están motivando a todos los
trabajadores con ingresos en 2021 a que verifiquen su Elegibilidad para Crédito Tributario por Ingreso del Trabajo.
1/26/2022Increased emergency SNAP benefits continue in February
(Salem, OR) – Most Oregonians who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will receive emergency allotments in February. The federal government has approved emergency allotments every month since March 2020. This gives SNAP recipients additional support during the COVID-19
pandemic.
1/20/2022Oregon awards $2.1 million to support youth experiencing homelessness
(Salem, OR) – The Oregon Department of Human Services, Youth Experiencing Homelessness program is awarding approximately $2.1 million to organizations that provide services and support to youth experiencing homelessness. 
1/14/2022VR seeks input on proposed changes to OAR related to vehicle repair, modification and purchase
(Salem, OR) – The Oregon Department of Human Services' Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program is seeking public comment on changes to its administrative rules. The public may testify at public hearings or submit written comments by Friday, Mar. 4, 2022 at 5 p.m.
1/13/2022Oregon increases income limits for food and child care assistance
(Salem, OR) – The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) has increased the income limits for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Employment Related Day Care (ERDC) program to 200% of the federal poverty level, or $2,147 a month for an individual or $3,660 for a family of three.
1/10/2022El nuevo edificio con diseño informado por el trauma del ODHS en Gresham abrirá sus puertas en enero de 2022
(Salem, OR) – Se espera que el nuevo edificio con diseño informado por el trauma del Departamento de Servicios Humanos de Oregon en Gresham abra sus puertas este mes, en enero de 2022. Se espera que las oficinas de la División de Bienestar Infantil en el nuevo edificio abran el 24 de enero. Se espera que las oficinas de los Programas de Autosuficiencia abran el 31 de enero.  
1/10/2022New Gresham ODHS trauma-informed building opens January 2022
(Salem, OR) – The new Oregon Department of Human Services trauma-informed building in Gresham is expected to open this month, January 2022. Child Welfare Division offices in the new building are expected to be open January 24. Self-Sufficiency Programs offices are expected to be open January 31.  
1/7/2022ODHS to preview priorities for 2022 legislative session during Jan. 14 webinar
(Salem, OR) – The public is invited to join Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) leaders online for a preview of the ODHS’ priorities for the 2022 Oregon Legislative Session. This year’s priorities are centered on the ODHS’ commitment to equity and
supporting human potential.



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