ODHS News

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8/11/2022Oregon approved to issue an additional $46 million in Pandemic EBT food assistance to 80,000 young children
(Salem, OR) – The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) received approval from the federal government to provide additional food benefits for young children whose families received Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits between September 2021 and May 2022.
8/4/2022$2.8 million in funding available to support newly arrived Afghans
(Salem, OR) – The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS), Refugee Program is inviting community partners to apply for a portion of $2.8 million in funding that is available to provide services and support to newly arrived Afghans who are eligible for refugee services.
7/27/2022Increased emergency SNAP benefits continue in August
(Salem, OR) – Most Oregonians who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will receive emergency allotments in August.
7/27/2022Los beneficios adicionales de emergencia de SNAP continúan en Agosto
(Salem, OR) – La mayoría de los habitantes de Oregon que reciben beneficios de alimentos de SNAP continuarán reccibiendo los beneficios adicionales temporales de emergencia en Agosto.
7/21/2022Settlement dismissed in culmination of work to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in community employment
(Portland, OR) – The Oregon Department of Human Services and the Oregon Department of Education announce the end of the Lane v. Brown class action lawsuit.
7/1/2022Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation seeks advisory committee members who want to help people with disabilities achieve employment
(Salem, OR) – Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) invites Oregonians to apply to serve on a Rules Advisory Committee (RAC) that will update administrative rules governing vocational rehabilitation services.
6/24/2022Los beneficios adicionales de emergencia de SNAP continúan en julio
(Salem, OR) – La mayoría de los habitantes de Oregon que reciben beneficios de alimentos del Programa de Asistencia Nutricional Suplementaria (SNAP) recibirán pagos de emergencia en julio.
6/23/2022Increased emergency SNAP benefits continue in July
(Salem, OR) – Most Oregonians who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will receive emergency allotments in July.
6/22/2022ODHS statement regarding proposed rule impacting child abuse investigations
(Salem, OR) – Recently the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS), Office of Training, Investigations and Safety (OTIS) proposed changes to Administrative Rule 407-044-0310, regarding OTIS investigations into allegations of abuse at child-caring agencies, schools, daycares or by a third party.
6/21/2022State of Oregon increases child care reimbursement rates for providers
(Salem, OR) – Child care reimbursement rates are increasing for providers caring for children of families who receive support with child care expenses through the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS).
6/15/2022Learn how to spot a scam for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
(Salem, OR)  World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15 is a reminder of how important it is to learn how to spot and stop scams. Everyone can learn how to prevent becoming a victim of a
scam or help someone else
6/8/2022Oregon Department of Human Services to distribute $7 million in grants and equipment to support community clean air, cooling and warming shelters ahead of the 2022 wildfire and extreme weather season
(Salem, OR) – The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS), Office of Resilience and Emergency Management is providing $7 million in grant funds, equipment and other assistance to local governments, public education providers and Tribal Nations to support cleaner air, warming and cooling shelters in communities throughout Oregon.
6/2/2022Public invited to free, fun informational fairs for older adults in Klamath, Lake counties
(Salem, OR) – The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) joined with community centers and partners in Klamath and Lake counties to co-host two fun, informational resource fairs that are tailored for older adults. The two free events are open to everyone. They will feature speakers, activities, giveaways, information and resource booths as well as lunch.
6/2/2022Announcing the opening of the Collaborative, Center for Transformation, in Jackson County
(Salem, OR) – The Collaborative, a center for transformation and collaboration in service of women and gender diverse individuals, opened its doors in Jackson County this month. Three agencies will be housed together with a mission to cultivate a space in service of participants, so they and their children and families can thrive in our community.
5/31/2022Webinar series celebrating 32 years of civil rights for people with disabilities to launch July 5
(Salem, OR) –  The Oregon Disabilities Commission, Northwest ADA Center and Disability Rights Oregon are hosting a Lunch and Learn webinar series in July in recognition and celebration of the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
5/27/2022Public input sought on updating rules on limitations to payments for Vocational Rehabilitation services
(Salem, OR) – The 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 from Wednesday, June 1, 2022, through Thursday, July 21, 2022.
5/20/2022Increased emergency SNAP benefits continue in June
(Salem, OR) – Most Oregonians who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will continue to receive temporarily increased food benefits in June.
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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