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11/22/2022Increased emergency SNAP benefits continue in December
(Salem, OR) – Most Oregonians who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will receive emergency allotments in December.
11/22/2022Los beneficios adicionales de emergencia de SNAP continúan en Diciembre
(Salem) – La mayoría de los habitantes de Oregon que reciben beneficios de alimentos del Programa de Asistencia Nutricional Suplementaria (SNAP) recibirán pagos de emergencia en Diciembre.
11/1/2022Public invited to comment on changes to VR dispute resolution process
(Salem, OR) – The VR program is seeking public comment on changes to its administrative rules. The public may testify at public hearings or submit written comments through Dec. 20, 2022.
10/26/2022ODHS and Oregon Food Bank announce $2.6 million investment in anti-hunger efforts
(Salem, OR) – ODHS and the Oregon Food Bank announced a $2.6 million investment in anti-hunger efforts through local food purchases. The USDA grant will significantly expand the food bank's Community Grower Support Fund – investing in historically underserved producers while also addressing rising food insecurity.
10/25/2022Los beneficios adicionales de emergencia de SNAP continuan en Noviembre
(Salem, OR) – La mayoría de los habitantes de Oregon que reciben beneficios de alimentos de SNAP continuarán recibiendo los beneficios adicionales temporales de emergencia en Noviembre.
10/25/2022Increased emergency SNAP benefits continue in November
(Salem, OR) – Most Oregonians who receive SNAP benefits will receive emergency allotments in November.
10/20/2022State funding to pay rent for 25 college students who are experiencing homelessness
(Salem, OR) – Housing Northwest's ARCS program receives first-of-its-kind state funding to pay rent for one year for 25 college students who are experiencing homelessness.
10/13/2022State program offers fraud prevention tips for Medicare Open Enrollment
(Salem, OR) – The Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA) program is available to help Oregonians understand their Medicare options and benefits, provide enrollment guidance and help people detect and avoid Medicare scams.
10/12/2022SNAP food benefits receive 12% cost of living increase in October
(Salem, OR) – Oregonians who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits will receive a 12 percent cost of living increase in October.
10/11/2022Oregon households who receive SNAP and lost food due to wildfire evacuations or public safety power shutoffs in August and September now have until Oct. 24 to request replacement food benefits
(Salem, OR) – Oregonians who lost food purchased with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits due to the public safety power shutoffs or wildfire evacuations in August and September are encouraged to request replacement benefits from the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS).
10/7/2022Comment sought by Nov. 7 on funding formula for programs serving older adults
(Salem, OR) – The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) is seeking public comment by Nov. 7, 2022, on the formula used to determine funding levels for some programs serving older adults.
9/28/2022Increased emergency SNAP benefits continue in October
(Salem, OR) – Most Oregonians who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will receive emergency allotments in October.
9/28/2022Los beneficios adicionales de emergencia de SNAP continuan en Octubre
(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 Octubre.
9/27/2022Support a National Call to Action for Truth and Reconciliation on the impacts of Indian Boarding Schools by wearing an orange shirt on Sept. 30
(Salem, OR) – Orange Shirt Day on Sept. 30, 2022 is a day for truth and reconciliation on the impacts of the Indian Boarding School system. It opens the door for a global conversation about all aspects of the Indian boarding school system and how it forced Indigenous populations to lose their cultural identities. It is an opportunity to create meaningful discussion about the effects of these schools and the legacy they have left behind.
9/27/2022National Disability Employment Awareness Month events highlight equity in workforce
(Salem, OR) – The Office of Developmental Disabilities Services (ODDS) is hosting a series of virtual weekly lunch and learn events for the National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) in October.
9/26/2022장애인과 고령자는 재난 복구 개선을 위해 다음에 발생할 수 있는 재난에 미리 대비하기 위한 구체적인 조치를 취할 수 있으며 또한 그래야만 한다.
(오리건주 세일럼) – 오리건주 복지부 회복 및 비상 사태 관리 사무국(Oregon Department of Human Services’ Office of Resilience and Emergency Management) Ed Flick 국장은 "가정에서 발생하는 화재부터 대규모 지진에
이르기까지 간단한 조치를 취함으로써 재난으로부터의 생존과 복구 역량을 엄청나게 개선할 수 있다."라며 "유감스럽게도 고령자, 장애인, 고정 소득자들은
비상 사태에 대비하거나 대피할 수 있는 준비를 할 수 없었다는 기사를 많이 접하게
된다. 우리는 가능한 한 신속히 그러한 상황을 바꾸는 것을 목표로 하고 있다."라고
덧붙였다.
9/26/2022الاتصال بإمكان الذین یعانون من إعاقة وكبار السن أخذ خطوات جدیة للاستعداد قبل وقوع الكارثة القادمة لا محالة، بل یجب علیھم ذلك، من أجل درب أفضل نحو استرداد العافیة
(سالیم، أوریغون) - سواء أن فكرت بین حریق یندلع في منزل إلى الزلازل الكبیرة، فإن اتخاذ خطوات بسیطة
فارقا بین النجاة والتعافي من إحدى الكوارث"، على حد قول إد فلیك، مدیر مكتب إدارة التحمل ً للاستعداد یمكن أن یشكل والطوارئ ( Management Emergency and Resilience of Office (ضمن إدارة الخدمات البشریة في أوریغون. "ومع الأسف، فإن كبار السن والذین یعانون من إعاقة وأولئك الذین یعتاشون من دخل ثابت ھم من نقرأ عنھم غالبا ممن لم یتمكنوا من الاستعداد لحالات الطوارئ أو الإجلاء. إننا نھدف نحو تغییر ھذا وبأسرع وقت ممكن". ً ت
9/26/2022People with disabilities and older adults can, and should, take concrete steps to prepare before the next disaster for a better recovery
(Salem, OR) – “From a house fire to major earthquakes, taking simple steps to be prepared can be the difference between survival and recovery from a disaster,” said Ed Flick, director of the Oregon Department of Human Services’ Office of Resilience and Emergency Management. “Unfortunately, older adults, people with disabilities, and those on fixed incomes are the ones we often read about who weren’t able to prepare for emergencies or evacuate. We aim to change that as soon as possible.”

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9/26/2022Las personas con discapacidades y los adultos mayores pueden, y deben, seguir pasos concretos para prepararse para el próximo desastre para que puedan tener una mejor recuperación
((Salem, OR) – “Desde un incendio en casa hasta fuertes terremotos, seguir pasos simples para estar preparados puede ser la diferencia entre la sobrevivencia y la recuperación de un desastre”, dijo Ed Flick, director de la Oficina de Resiliencia y Gestión de Emergencias del Departamento de Servicios Humanos de Oregon. “Desafortunadamente, los adultos mayores, las personas con discapacidades y aquellos con ingresos fijos son las personas de quienes a menudo leemos que no pudieron prepararse para emergencias o para evacuar. Tenemos el objetivo de cambiar esto tan pronto como sea posible”.
9/26/2022В целях более благополучного возвращения к нормальной жизни лица с ограниченными возможностями и престарелые могут и должны предпринять конкретные меры для подготовки к следующему стихийному бедствию.
(Сейлем, Орегон.) – «От пожара в доме до сильных землетрясений, принятие
простых мер по подготовке может стать разницей между выживанием и
возвращением к нормальной жизни после стихийного бедствия», — заявил Эд
Флик, директор Отдела устойчивости и управления в чрезвычайных ситуациях
при Департаменте социального обеспечения штата Орегон. «К сожалению,
мы часто читаем о престарелых, лицах с ограниченными возможностями
здоровья и лицах с фиксированным доходом, которые не смогли
подготовиться к чрезвычайным ситуациям или эвакуироваться. Мы стремимся
изменить это как можно скорее»
9/26/2022Dadka qaba naafanimada iyo dadka waaweyn ayaa qaadi kara, ay tahay in ay qaadaan tallaabooyin la taaban karo si ay u diyaar garoobaan ka hor musiibada xigta si loo helo ka soo kabasho wanaagsan
(Salem, OR) – “ Laga soo bilaabo dabka guriga ilaa dhulgariir weyn, in la qaado tallaabooyin sahlan si la isku diyaariyo waxay noqon kartaa waxa u dhexeeya in la badbaado iyo ka soo kabashada musiibo,” ayuu yiri Ed Flick, oo ah agaasimaha Waaxda Adeegyada Dadweynaha ee Oregon Xafiiskeeda Maamulka Wax u adkeysiga iyo Xaalada Degdega ah. “Nasiib darro, dadka waaweyn, dadka qaba naafanimada, iyo dadka dakhligoodu go’an yahay ayaa ah kuwa aanu inta badan akhrino ee aan awoodin in ay u diyaar garoobaan xaaladaha degdega ah ama in la daadgureeyo. Waxaan hiigsanaynaa in aan taasi u beddelno sida ugu dhakhsaha badan ee suurtagalka ah.”
9/26/2022Người khuyết tật và người lớn tuổi có thể và nên thực hiện các bước cụ thể để chuẩn bị trước khi tai họa sắp tới xảy ra để việc phục hồi sẽ có hiệu quả hơn
(Salem, OR) - “Từ tai họa cháy nhà đến động đất lớn, thực hiện các bước đơn giản để chuẩn bị có thể là sự khác biệt giữa sống còn và phục hồi sau một tai họa,” Ed Flick, Giám đốc Văn phòng Phụ trách Khả năng Phục hồi và Quản lý Khẩn cấp của Bộ Xã hội Oregon, đã tuyên bố. “Điều không may là những người lớn tuổi, người có khuyết tật và những người có thu nhập cố định là những người chúng ta thường đọc về họ, những người đã không thể chuẩn bị cho các trường hợp khẩn cấp hoặc di tản. Chúng tôi mong muốn sẽ thay đổi điều đó càng sớm càng tốt.”
9/26/2022残障人士和老年人能够且应当采取具体措施,在下一次灾难发生前未雨绸缪,以便更 好地恢复
(俄勒冈州塞勒姆)——“从房屋火灾乃至大地震,采取简易措施防患于未然,可能
是幸免于灾难及灾后恢复的关键”,俄勒冈州公众服务部复原和应急管理办公室主任
Ed Flick 如是说到。“不幸的是,据我们所知,老年人、残障人士和固定收入者,
往往是无法为紧急情况做好准备或撤离的人。我们的目标是尽快改变这一局面。”
9/26/2022殘障人士和老年人可採取且應採取具體措施,以在下次災難來臨之前做好準備,才能 更快從災難中復原
(Salem, OR) – 俄勒岡州公眾服務部災難復原與緊急應變管理辦公室主任 Ed Flick 表
示:「從房子火災到重大地震,採取簡單措施以做好準備是您能否在災難中生存下來
並從災難中復原的關鍵。很遺憾,我們經常會發現一些族群沒有能力為緊急狀況或撤
離做好準備,其中包括老年人、殘障人士及收入固定的人士。我們的目標是要盡快改
變該狀況。」
9/26/2022Tus tib neeg uas muaj kev xiam oob qhab thiab cov neeg laus uas tuaj yeem ua tau, thiab tsim nyog, ua cov kauj ruam yooj yim txhawm rau npaj ua ntej qhov kev puas tsuaj tom ntej rau qhov rov ua kom zoo li qub kom zoo zog
(Salem, OR) – “ los ntawm lub tsev kub nyiab txog rau av qeeg loj, ua cov kauj ruam yooj yim nyob rau hauv kev npaj tuaj yeem sib txawv ncua ntawm kev khiav dim txoj sia thiab rov ua kom zoo li qub los ntawm qhov kev puas tsuaj," Ed Flick tau hais tias, tus kav xwm ntawm Oregon Chav Hauj Lwm ntsig txog Cov Kev Pab Cuam Tib Neeg' Lub Chaw Hauj Lwm ntsig txog Kev Nyob Tau Kaj thiab Kev Tswj Thaum Muaj Xwm Txheej Ceev. "Hmoov tsis zoob, cov laus, tus uas xiam oob qhab, thiab tus uas tau cov nyiaj khwv tau los ruaj khov yog tus uas peb nyiam nyeem hais txog tus uas tsis tuaj yeem npaj rau thaum muaj cov xwm txheej ceev los sis khiav tawm. Peb muaj lub hom phiaj yuav hloov pauv kom sai li sai tau.
9/26/2022Ekkewe aramas mi or terir me ekkewe aramas ra watteno ierir ir mi tongeni, me repwe fen, angei ekkewe steps ren ar repwe amwonata mwen an epwe pwan fis ew disaster ika osukosuk nge repwe mwoneta ngeni pwe epwe pwan or ewe
(Salem, OR) – “Seni imw aa kar ngeni ekkewe watten chechchechin fonu, omw angei ekkewe steps ren omw kopwe mwoneta iwe ina minne met sokofesenin nefinen survival me recovery seni ew osukosuk,” anon Ed Flick, ewe director seni Oregon Department of Human Services’ Office of Resilience me Emergency Management. “Aa sonap pwe, ekkewe watte ierir aa watteno, ekkewe aramas mi or terir, me ekkewe ir mi nomw won keuk nour income iwe ir ekkewe si kan fen aneani porouser ren pwokiten rese mwoneta ngeni ekkewe wiwitan osukosuk me ar repwe tongeni suu ika pwe aa tori fansoun. Ina met sa áána an epwe siwin inet chok epwe
tufich ngeni.”
9/26/2022Armij ro ewōr aer nañinmej im rūtto ro remaroñ, im aikuj, bōk buñtoñ ko ñan kepojjak mōkta jān an bar wōr joraan ñan juon ien eman lak
(Salem, OR) – "Jān juon kijek in em ñan emakūt an al, bōk buñtoñ ko ñan bojjak emaroñ in oktak ko ikotaan mour wōt im eman lak am pād elikin juon joraan," Ed Flick ekar ba, ritōl eo an Oregon Department of Human Services' Office of Resilience and Emergency Management (Opij eo an Kajur im Lale Emojonji). "Botaab, rūtto ro, armij ro ewōr aer nañinmej, im ro im ejjab eman joñan jaan eo rej kōmman ej ro im ekutkut ad riit kake im rekar jab maroñ in bojjak ñan emojonji ako emakūt. Jej kōttopar in ukot ilo ien eo emokaj tata."
9/26/2022Pessoas com necessidades especiais e na terceira idade podem e devem tomar medidas concretas e se preparar para uma emergência a fim de facilitar a sua recuperação
(Salem, OR) – “De incêndio em casa a terremotos, tomar medidas simples para se preparar pode fazer a diferença entre simplesmente sobreviver e se recuperar após uma emergência", afirma Ed Flick, diretor da Administração de Resiliência e Emergências do Departamento de Serviços Sociais de Oregon. "Infelizmente, pessoas na terceira idade ou com necessidades especiais, assim como quem tem renda física, geralmente não conseguem se preparar para uma emergência ou plano de evacuação. Queremos mudar esse quadro assim que possível.”
9/26/2022Ang mga taong may mga kapansanan at matatanda ay maaari, at dapat, gumawa ng mga kongkretong hakbang upang maghanda bago ang susunod na sakuna para sa mas mahusay na pagbangon
(Salem, OR) – “Mula sa sunog sa bahay hanggang sa malalaking lindol, ang paggawa ng mga simpleng hakbang para maging handa ay parang katulad ng pagkakaiba ng kaligtasan at pagbangon mula sa sakuna,” sabi ni Ed Flick, irector
(Salem, OR) – “Mula sa sunog sa bahay hanggang sa malalaking lindol, ang paggawa ng mga simpleng hakbang para maging handa ay parang katulad ng pagkakaiba ng kaligtasan at pagbangon mula sa sakuna,” sabi ni Ed Flick, Director
ng Oregon Department of Human Services’ Office of Resilience and Emergency Management. “Sa kasamaang-palad, ang mga matatanda, mga taong may  kapansanan, at mga may fixed income ang madalas nating nababasa tungkol sa mga hindi nakapaghanda para sa mga emerhensiya o lumikas. Layunin naming baguhin iyon sa lalong madaling panahon.”
9/14/2022Oregon households who receive SNAP and lost food due to wildfire evacuations or public safety power shutoffs may be eligible for replacement benefits
(Salem, OR) – Oregonians who lost food purchased with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits due to the recent public safety power shutoffs or wildfire evacuations are encouraged to request replacement benefits from the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS).
9/13/2022Public notice and request for comment on 1915(c) waiver amendment
(Salem, OR) - The Oregon Department of Human Services’ Office of Developmental Disabilities Services (ODDS) seeks public comment regarding the #0117 Children’s 1915(c) Waiver Amendment.
9/2/2022Increased emergency SNAP benefits continue in September
(Salem, OR) – Most Oregonians who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will receive emergency allotments in September.
9/2/2022Los beneficios adicionales de emergencia de SNAP continuan en Septiembre
(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 Septiembre.
8/18/2022Deadline extended to apply for $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. The deadline to apply is Sept. 7.
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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