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1/24/2023OHCS and ODHS partner to support youth experiencing homelessness
(Salem, OR) – OHCS completed a $9 million interagency funds transfer to ODHS to support housing needs of young people across Oregon.
1/24/2023OHCS y ODHS se unen para apoyar a jóvenes sin hogar
(Salem, OR) – OHCS recientemente realizo una transferencia de fondos con un valor de $9 millones a los ODHS para apoyar las necesidades de vivienda de jóvenes en Oregón.
1/19/2023What to know about trafficking during trafficking awareness month
(Salem, OR) – January is National Human Trafficking Awareness month. In commemoration, the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS), Child Welfare Division, wants to remind people in Oregon of the opportunities they have to make an impact in the lives of children affected by the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC), one form of human trafficking.
1/12/2023Oregon State Rehabilitation Council meets February 3
(Salem, OR) – The Oregon State Rehabilitation Council (SRC) meets Feb. 3, 2023 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. via Zoom. The agenda includes program updates from Director Keith Ozols, training time, partner updates and progress reports. 
1/10/2023Febrero es el último mes en que los habitantes de Oregon recibirán beneficios de alimentos adicionales de emergencia
(Salem, OR) – Desde abril del 2020, la mayoría de las personas en Oregon que reciben beneficios de alimentos del Programa de Asistencia Nutricional Suplementaria (SNAP) también han recibido beneficios de alimentos de emergencia adicionales cada mes en su tarjeta de transferencia electrónica de beneficios (EBT). Estos beneficios de alimentos de emergencia se dieron para ayudar a las personas que reciben SNAP a tener suficientes alimentos saludables para ellos y sus familias durante la emergencia del COVID-19.
1/10/2023February is the last month Oregonians will receive increased emergency food benefits
(Salem, OR) – Since April 2020, most people in Oregon who receive food benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) have also received extra emergency food benefits each month on their electronic benefits transfer (EBT) card. These emergency food benefits were provided to help people who receive SNAP get enough healthy food for themselves and their families during the COVID-19 emergency.
1/5/2023Más familias de Oregon ahora califican para cuidado niños asequible a través de la expansión del Programa de Guardería Relacionada con el Empleo
(Salem, OR) – El Departamento de Servicios Humanos de Oregon (ODHS por sus siglas en inglés) y la División de Aprendizaje Temprano (ELD por sus siglas en inglés) del Departamento de Educación están emocionados de anunciar la expansión de elegibilidad de cuidado de niños por medio del Programa de Guardería Relacionada con el Empleo (ERDC). La expansión comenzó el primero de enero y es parte de las provisiones del Proyecto de la Ley 3073 de la Cámara de Representantes de la Sesión Legislativa del 2021, que también creará el nuevo Departamento de Cuidado y Aprendizaje Temprano (DELC).
1/5/2023More Oregon families now qualify for affordable child care through the Employment Related Day Care program expansion
(Salem, OR) – The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) and Early Learning Division (ELD) of the Department of Education are excited to announce expanded eligibility for affordable child care through the Employment Related Day Care (ERDC) program. The expansion took effect on Jan. 1 and is among the provisions of House Bill 3073 of the 2021 Legislative Session, which also creates the new Department of Early Learning and Care (DELC).
12/30/2022Oregon Child Welfare Director national appointment confirmed; Aprille Flint-Gerner to serve as Interim Director
(Salem, OR) – The U.S. Senate has confirmed the appointment of Oregon Child Welfare Director Rebecca Jones Gaston to Commissioner of the Administration of Children, Youth, and Families (ACYF) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
12/29/2022Oregon households who receive SNAP and lost food due to inclement weather related power outages may be eligible for replacement benefits
(Salem, OR) – Oregonians who lost food purchased with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits due to recent windstorm and ice storm-related power outages are encouraged to request replacement benefits from the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS).
12/29/2022Los hogares de Oregon que tuvieron que tirar alimentos comprados con SNAP debido a cortes de energía causados por el clima pueden ser elegibles para recibir beneficios de reemplazo
(Salem, OR) – Los habitantes de Oregon que tuvieron que tirar alimentos comprados con los beneficios del Programa de Asistencia Nutricional Suplementaria (SNAP) debido a cortes de energía recientes relacionados con tormentas de viento y tormentas de hielo pueden solicitar beneficios de reemplazo del Departamento de Servicios Humanos de Oregon (ODHS).
12/22/2022Oregon to issue $71 million in emergency SNAP benefits in January
(Salem, OR) – Most Oregonians who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will receive emergency allotments in January.
12/22/2022Oregon emitirá $71 millones en beneficios de SNAP de emergencia en enero
(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 enero.
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, 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 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.”

ASL video: https://youtu.be/SHSJ8MqT_zo
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.
12/29/2021$3 million in funding available for community projects supporting older adults, people with disabilities
(Salem, OR) – The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS), in early 2022, will invite funding requests for community projects supporting older adults and people with disabilities.
12/28/2021Applications invited for Senior Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council
(Salem, OR) – The Governor of Oregon and the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) are seeking applicants for positions on the state Senior Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council. This new council will consist of 10 members appointed by the Governor.
12/23/2021Increased emergency SNAP benefits continue in January
(Salem, OR) – Most Oregonians who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will receive emergency allotments in January.
12/13/2021Legislature approves $18 million funding package for refugee resettlement and support
(Salem, OR) – During the December special session, the Oregon Legislature approved $18 million in funding for Afghan refugee resettlement. This funding will support Afghan individuals and families resettling in Oregon with housing, education, legal aid, job training and other culturally specific services.
12/8/2021Oregon Department of Human Services taking steps to meet historic demand for supports and services
(Salem, OR) – As Oregonians continue to experience economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they are applying for medical, food, cash, and child care assistance at historic levels.
12/1/2021Increased emergency SNAP benefits continue in December
(Salem, OR) – Most Oregonians who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will receive emergency allotments in December. The federal government has approved emergency allotments every month since March 2020. This gives SNAP recipients additional support during the COVID-19
pandemic.
11/24/2021ODHS Joins National Partnership to Reduce and Prevent Child Maltreatment and Fatalities
(Salem, OR) – Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) this week announced their involvement in a national effort to strengthen families, identify and protect children at risk, and save the lives of children.
11/23/2021CMS seeks public input on plan to expand Oregon Project Independence create Family Caregiver Assistance Program
(Salem, OR) The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is seeking public comment on an Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) application to apply for Medicaid funding to expand Oregon Project Independence and create a Family Caregiver Assistance Program. Both programs serve older adults and people with disabilities.
11/19/2021Oregon Department of Human Services to recover mistakenly issued Pandemic-EBT benefits
(Salem, OR) – The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) mistakenly issued $7.8 million of Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) food benefits to approximately 5,800 students in Oregon.
11/17/2021Oregon Child Welfare Director nominated to lead federal Administration on Children, Youth and Families
(Salem, OR) – Rebecca Jones Gaston, director of the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS), Child Welfare Division, has been nominated by the Biden-Harris Administration to serve as Commissioner of the Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF). 
11/12/2021Contact ODHS by Nov. 30 to resolve P-EBT issues
(Salem, OR) – The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) is encouraging families who are experiencing issues with their children’s Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) benefits to contact ODHS for support no later than Nov. 30, 2021. Families who need support with their children’s P-EBT card should contact ODHS by email at EBTschoolmeals@dhsoha.state.or.us.
11/1/2021'Needs Assessment' offers recommendations for allocations of housing and service funding for youth experiencing homelessness
(Salem, OR) – The Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) and Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) today announced the results of a statewide analysis that examined the need and pipeline for housing and services for youth experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness.
10/27/2021Increased emergency SNAP benefits continue in November 2021
(Salem, OR) – Most Oregonians who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will receive emergency allotments in November.
10/21/2021State of Oregon significantly increases child care assistance for working families
(Salem, OR) – Finding affordable, quality child care has long been a struggle for families, and the pandemic has only made this situation worse. Working families who participate in the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS), Employment Related Day Care Program (ERDC) will see their child care costs significantly decrease, making child care more accessible across the state.
10/20/2021Register today for the Statewide Symposium on Youth Experiencing Homelessness Programming
(Salem, OR) – The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) will host the Statewide Symposium on Youth Experiencing homelessness Programming conference on Oct. 29, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
10/15/2021Medicare Open Enrollment begins Oct. 15
(Salem, OR) – Open enrollment begins today for Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription drug plans.
10/13/2021Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation receives $18.2 million federal grant to help students with disabilities advance their careers
(Salem, OR) – The Oregon Department of Human Services’ Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is one of eight programs across the nation that has been awarded the Disability Innovation Fund (DIF) Program grant. VR received $18.2 million to plan, develop and implement the Inclusive Career Advancement Program (ICAP) project.
10/12/2021Oregon takes action to prevent sleep-related infant deaths by honoring Safe Sleep Awareness Month
(Salem, OR) – October is Safe Sleep and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month. Oregon Health Authority estimates nearly 40 infants in the state die in their sleep each year. Some of these deaths are preventable. Recently enacted legislation banning the manufacturing and sale of crib-bumpers in the state hopes to make an impact, and a cross-agency workgroup is  focused on educating caregivers.
10/6/2021Local help available during Medicare Open Enrollment
(Salem, OR) - The Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA) program with the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) is available to help Oregonians understand their Medicare options and benefits, provide enrollment guidance, and answer any questions related to Medicare benefits.
9/28/2021SNAP benefits will increase permanently in October, most Oregonians receiving SNAP will continue to receive additional emergency SNAP benefits
(Salem, OR) – Starting Oct., 1, Oregonians who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will see a permanent average increase of about $36 per month, per person to their regular SNAP benefits. This permanent increase is the result of federal changes to the Thrifty Food Plan.
9/27/2021Oregon Department of Human Services urges Oregonians to help one another be prepared before the next disaster
(Salem, OR) – The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) joins the national observation of Preparedness Month during September by encouraging Oregonians to help one another in their readiness efforts.
9/27/2021El Departamento de Servicios Humanos de Oregon insta a los residentes de Oregon a que se ayuden entre sí para prepararse para el próximo desastre.
(Salem, OR) – El Departamento de Servicios Humanos de Oregon (ODHS, por sus siglas en inglés) se une a la conmemoración nacional del Mes de la Preparación en septiembre al motivar a los residentes de Oregon a que se ayuden entre sí en sus esfuerzos de preparación.
9/24/2021Public input sought on updated plan to expand Oregon Project Independence, create Family Caregiver Assistance Program
(Salem, OR) – The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) is seeking public input by Oct. 24, 2021, on its updated plan to apply for Medicaid funding to expand Oregon Project Independence and create a Family Caregiver Assistance Program. Both programs serve older adults and people with disabilities.
9/23/2021Oregon to host Statewide Symposium on Youth Experiencing Homelessness Programming
(Salem, OR) – The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) will host the Statewide Symposium on Youth Experiencing  Homelessness Programming conference on Oct. 29, 2021.
9/23/2021National Disability Employment Awareness Month reminds people of the power of inclusion in America’s new economy
(Salem, OR) – October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This year, more than ever, as employers have shuttered doors or moved to remote work, people with disabilities have been disproportionately impacted. Their loss of employment was at a higher rate than their peers without disabilities.
9/15/202160% of LGBTQ+ older adults experienced discrimination in the past year, study says
(Salem, OR) –  Nearly 60% of older adults ̶who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, Two Spirit and non-binary as well as sexual or gender diverse (LGBTQ+) ̶report experiencing discrimination within the past year and 24% experienced abuse. Of those who experienced abuse, 76% did not report it, according to a study commissioned by the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS).
9/10/2021Oregon LGBTQ+ Older Adult Survey results announced Sept. 14
(Salem, OR) – The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) on Sept. 14 will share results from a survey of adults age 55 and older who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, Two Spirit and non-binary as well as sexual or gender diverse (LGBTQ+) to provide detailed feedback on the needs and supports of Oregon’s LGBTQ+ older adults. Survey participants were also asked to highlight strengths within the state’s various LGBTQ+ communities.
9/9/2021ODHS expands COVID-19 Recovery Unit network statewide
(Salem, OR) – The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) expanded its network of COVID-19 Recovery Units to eight long-term care facilities statewide to ensure Oregonians have access to care with the spread of the Delta variant.
9/1/2021Input sought by Oct. 1 on Medicaid waivers for Oregonians receiving long-term services and supports
(Salem, OR) – The Oregon  Department of Human Services (ODHS) will be submitting two Medicaid waiver application renewal requests to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and seeks input on these applications from the public by Oct. 1, 2021. The waivers, which will be submitted by the ODHS Office of Aging and People with Disabilities through the Oregon Health Authority, serve individuals who meet Oregon’s nursing facility level of care and Medicaid eligibility criteria.
9/1/2021Oregon approved to issue an additional $167 million in Pandemic EBT food assistance to 430,000 children
(Salem, OR) – The State of Oregon received approval from the federal government to expand the Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) program and provide an additional $167 million in food assistance to approximately 430,000 children in Oregon.
8/23/2021Increased emergency SNAP benefits continue in September
(Salem, OR) – Most Oregonians who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will receive emergency allotments in September. The federal government has approved emergency allotments every month since March 2020. This gives SNAP recipients additional support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
8/11/2021Disaster Case Management Program contract awarded for individual assistance for communities hard hit by September 2020 wildfires
(Salem, OR) – The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) has awarded The Disaster Services Corporation – Society of St. Vincent de Paul USA the contract for ODHS’s Disaster Case Management Program; this program provides funding and assistance to help survivors of the September 2020 wildfires connect with services and resources to support them on their path to full recovery.
8/11/2021Adjudicación de contrato del Programa de Manejo de Casos de Desastres para ayuda a personas en comunidades gravemente afectadas por los incendios forestales de septiembre de 2020
(Salem, OR) – El Departamento de Servicios Humanos de Oregon (Oregon Department of Human Services, ODHS) ha adjudicado a Disaster Services Corporation – Society of St. Vincent de Paul USA el contrato del Programa de Manejo de Casos de Desastres del ODHS; este programa proporciona fondos y asistencia para ayudar a los sobrevivientes de los incendios forestales de septiembre de 2020 a conectarse con servicios y recursos de apoyo para transitar el camino a la recuperación completa.
7/26/2021Increased emergency SNAP benefits continue in August
(Salem, OR) – Most Oregonians who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will receive emergency allotments in August.
7/16/2021Public notice and request for comment on 1915 (c) #0375 adult waiver amendment
(Salem, OR) – The Oregon Department of Human Services’ Office of Developmental Disabilities Services is seeking public comment regarding the 1915 (c) # 0375 Adults’ Waiver amendment.
7/16/2021Oregon will begin issuing Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) food benefits beginning on July 22
(Salem, OR) – The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) will begin issuing Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) food benefits on July 22.
7/15/2021Cash, grants available for teens and young adults who have experienced foster care
(Salem, OR) – The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS), child Welfare Division is announcing $2 million of emergency cash assistance available for some teens and young adults who experienced foster care.
7/15/2021Public input sought on plan to expand Oregon Project Independence, create Family Caregiver Assistance Program
(Salem, OR) – The Oregon  Department of Human Services (ODHS) is seeking public input by August 15, 2021, on its plan to apply for Medicaid funding to expand Oregon Project Independence and create a Family Caregiver Assistance Program. Both programs serve older adults and people with disabilities.
7/6/2021Increased emergency SNAP benefits continue in July
(Salem, OR) – Most Oregonians who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will receive emergency allotments in July. The federal government has approved emergency allotments every month since March 2020, to give SNAP recipients additional support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
7/2/2021New Legislation Strengthens Oregon’s Commitment to Working with Tribal Nations to Preserve Tribal Families
(Salem, OR) – Changes approved by the 2021 Oregon Legislature will further efforts between Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) Child Welfare Division and Tribal Nations to protect and preserve Tribal families. Senate Bill 562A enhances Oregon’s historic 2020 Oregon Indian Child Welfare Act
6/30/2021Comments sought by Aug. 1 on Medicaid waivers for Oregonians receiving long-term services and supports
(Salem, OR) – The Oregon  Department of Human Services (ODHS) will be submitting two Medicaid waiver application renewal requests to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for approval and seeks input on these applications from the public by Aug. 1, 2021. Both waivers, which will be submitted by the ODHS Office of Aging and People with Disabilities (APD), serve individuals who meet Oregon’s nursing facility level of care criteria and meet Medicaid eligibility criteria.
6/29/2021Oregon SNAP recipients who lost food due to power outages may be eligible for replacement benefits
(Salem, OR) – Oregonians who lost food purchased with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits due to power outages are encouraged to apply for replacement benefits with the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS).
6/24/2021Disability rights activist Judy Heumann kicks off webinar series in recognition of ADA anniversary
(Salem, OR) — Disability rights activist Judy Heumann, recently featured in the Oscar-nominated documentary “Crip Camp,” on July 6 will kick off a series of weekly Lunch and Learn webinar sessions in recognition of the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
6/7/2021Public notice and request for comment on 1915 (c) #0375, #0117, #0565, #40193, and #40194 waiver amendments.
(Salem, OR) – The Oregon Department of Human Services’ Office of Developmental Disabilities Services is seeking public comment regarding the 1915 (c) # 0375 Adults’ Waiver #0117 Children’s Waiver, #0565 Medically Involved Children’s waiver, #40193 Medically Fragile Model waiver, #40194 Behavioral Model waiver amendments.
6/1/2021Comments sought on draft State Plan on Aging by June 28
(Salem, OR) – Oregon’s draft State Plan on Aging for 2021-2023 - which shapes how older adults, people with disabilities and family care providers are served - is available for review. The public is asked to provide comments on the plan to the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) by 5 p.m. Friday, June 28, 2021.
5/27/2021Emergency Allotments will continue in June for SNAP recipients
(Salem, OR) – Most Oregonians who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will receive emergency allotments in June.
5/25/2021Statewide survey aims to improve services for LGBTQ+ older adults
(Salem, OR) – The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) wants to hear from adults age 55 and older who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, Two Spirit and non-binary as well as sexual or gender diverse (LGBTQ+) to determine if services that support health and well-being are meeting their needs.
5/11/2021Oregon approved to issue more than $550 million in food assistance to 572,000 children
(Salem, OR) – The State of Oregon issue Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) for the 2020 - 2021 school year. This will provide more than $550 million in food assistance for approximately 572,000 children in Oregon.
5/3/2021Foster Care Month highlights how foster care can strengthen the whole family
(Salem, OR) – Governor Kate Brown has proclaimed May 2021 to be Foster Care Month in Oregon.
4/30/2021Federal changes increase Emergency SNAP Benefits for many households, eliminate them for some
(Salem, OR) – Most Oregonians who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will receive emergency allotments in May. The federal government has approved emergency allotments every month since March 2020, to give SNAP recipients additional support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
4/28/2021Honoring Child Abuse Prevention Month by Celebrating our Partnerships
(Salem, OR) – As we wrap up Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS), Child Welfare Division wants to honor the important work being done across the state to prevent child abuse.
4/22/2021ODHS sponsors 350 spots at upcoming National Conference for Rural Youth Homelessness Solutions
(Salem, OR) – ODHS is sponsoring 350 spots in Oregon to join the First Annual Rural Conference on Youth Homelessness. Point Source Youth is hosting the conference. Point Source Youth is a leading national partner in advocacy, technical assistance, and research and evaluation pertaining to youth experiencing homelessness.
4/9/2021Youth Experiencing Homelessness Will Benefit from Investments in Youth Voice and Service Expansion Opportunities
(Salem, OR) –  Organizations serving Oregon youth experiencing homelessness are getting an infusion of over $1 million in order to maintain service delivery during the pandemic, expand capacity to serve more areas of the state, and better incorporate youth voice in their programs. The funds are made available by federal COVID-19 relief funds and state relief spending and were recently approved by the Oregon Legislature.
4/8/2021Some SNAP recipients may see an increase in benefits in April
(Salem, OR) –  In April, some SNAP households will see a change to their benefit amount for emergency allotments (EA). The federal government has provided emergency allotments since March 2020, to give SNAP recipients additional support during the COVID-19 pandemic. SNAP households have received EA in an amount equal to the maximum benefit for the household size, minus their monthly base benefit. But this means households that are at or near the maximum SNAP benefit were receiving little or no additional support.
4/1/2021Funding reform in foster care helps shift focus to prevention
(Salem, OR) – The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS), Child Welfare Division Family First Prevention Services plan, also referred to as Title IV-E, was approved today by the Federal Children’s Bureau and allows the state to provide more supports and services to children and families before foster care becomes necessary.
3/23/2021Expanded Federal Pandemic Relief Aid Announced for Young People who Experienced Foster Care in Oregon
(Salem, OR)- Today, the Higher Education Coordinating Commission’s Office on Student Access and Completion (OSAC) and the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) Child Welfare Division are pleased to announce expanded funds to support progress toward postsecondary education goals for young people who are experiencing or experienced foster care at age 14 or older and who are not yet 27.
3/11/2021State Honors Child Welfare Workforce During 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 inherent in the work done by the Child Welfare Division and other areas at ODHS, which annually help 1.5 million Oregon residents through all stages of life.
3/1/2021Asistencia personalizada para las comunidades más afectadas por los incendios forestales de septiembre
(Salem, OR) – El Departamento de Servicios Humanos de Oregon (ODHS, por sus siglas en inglés) ha recibido una subvención de $6.3 millones de la Agencia Federal de Gestión de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus siglas en inglés) para un programa de gestión de casos de desastre.
3/1/2021One-on-one assistance coming to communities hard hit by September wildfires
(Salem, OR) – The Oregon  Department of Human Services (ODHS) has been awarded a $6.3 million grant by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for a disaster case management program.
2/26/2021Emergency Allotments for SNAP Recipients Continue in March
(Salem, OR) –  Oregon has requested and been approved to issue Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) emergency allotments for the month of March 2021.
2/23/2021Deadline extended for SNAP recipients to request food replacement
(Salem, OR) –  SNAP recipients living in one of the nine counties below who experienced food loss or had to destroy food due to the recent power outages can apply for replacement food benefits. Replacement benefits are available for regular and emergency SNAP allotments.
2/16/2021SNAP recipients may request food replacement due to recent power outages
(Salem, OR) – The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) is able to replace food purchased with SNAP benefits if there was a loss of food due to the recent power outages.
2/16/2021SNAP News Release 2021-0216 SP.pdf
(Salem, OR) –  Personas que reciben beneficios de comida del programa SNAP pueden solicitar reemplazo de alimentos que fueron dañados si se encuentran en áreas afectadas por la interrupción en el servicio de electricidad.
2/11/2021Beneficios adicionales de asistencia alimentaria disponibles durante el mes de febrero
(Salem, OR) – El Departamento de Servicios Humanos de Oregon continuará ofreciendo más beneficios alimentarios durante el mes de febrero de 2021, para ayudar a los residentes de Oregon que están experimentando dificultades como resultado de la pandemia del COVID-19.
2/11/2021Office closures due to inclement weather
(Salem, OR) – Two offices operated by Multnomah County Aging & Disability Services closed today at noon due to inclement weather.
2/10/2021CORRECTED - Additional Food Assistance Benefits Available through February
(Salem, OR) – This press release is a corrected version of a February 1, 2021 press release that included an incorrect date for benefits availability. SNAP benefits will be available on February 11, 2021.
2/8/2021Financial exploitation costly still difficult to prove new ODHS study shows.pdf
(Salem, OR) –  Family members, or those in a close, trusted relationship, are responsible for nearly half of substantiated financial exploitation cases of older adults in Oregon and the success of all investigations often depends on access to records and involvement of law enforcement, according to a study by the Oregon Department of Human Services Office of Aging and People with Disabilities.
2/1/2021Additional Food Assistance Benefits Available through February
(Salem, OR) – The Oregon Department of Human Services will continue to offer increased food benefits in February 2021, to help Oregonians struggling as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
1/28/2021Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day is January 29 -- See if you qualify for up to $6,660
(Salem, OR) – As the 15th anniversary of the Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day approaches on January 29, the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) and the Oregon
Department of Revenue are encouraging all workers with income in 2020 to check their Earned Income Tax Credit eligibility.
1/28/2021What to Know About Trafficking During Trafficking Awareness Month
(Salem, OR) –   January is National Human Trafficking Awareness month. In commemoration, Rebecca Jones Gaston, Director of the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS), Child Welfare Division, wants to remind Oregonians of the opportunities they have to make an impact in the lives of children affected by the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC), one form of human trafficking.
1/27/2021Online 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, Jan. 28 until Monday, Feb. 1, at 7 a.m. This downtime is to support an upgrade to the state’s eligibility determination system, known as ONE, to add more benefit options and expand the system to more Oregonians.
1/27/2021Oregon ends 2020 with the lowest number of children in foster care in 15 years
(Salem, OR) – Despite the challenges of the global COVID-19 pandemic and historic wildfires, the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS), Child Welfare Division was able to reduce the use of foster care to a historic low, return all children placed at out-of-state residential treatment facilities to Oregon and decrease the use of temporary lodging.
1/25/2021New jobs website launches for growing developmental disabilities field
(Salem, OR) –  The Office of Developmental Disabilities Services launched a website, ImpactOregon.careers, focused on available positions in the developmental disabilities field throughout Oregon.
1/15/2021Public notice and request for comment on 1915 (k) K Plan amendment
(Salem, OR) – The Oregon Department of Human Services’ Office of Developmental Disabilities Services and Office of Aging and People with Disabilities are seeking public comment regarding the 1915 (k) state plan amendment.
1/13/2021Stimulus payments are coming: Don’t throw out the Earned Income Payment debit card
(Salem, OR) – The U.S. Treasury has begun issuing its second round of stimulus payments. People who don't receive a direct deposit by early January should look for either a check from IRS or Economic Impact Payment (EIP) debit card in the mail. People will not necessarily be paid the same way they received their first stimulus payment.
1/7/2021Additional Food Assistance Benefits Available through January
(Salem, OR) – The Oregon  Department of Human Services will continue to offer increased food benefits in January 2021, to help Oregonians struggling as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
1/7/2021Beneficios adicionales de asistencia alimentaria disponibles durante el mes de enero
(Salem, OR) – El Departamento de Servicios Humanos de Oregon continuará ofreciendo más beneficios de alimentos durante el mes de enero de 2021 para ayudar a los residentes de Oregon que están experimentando dificultades económicas como resultado de la pandemia del COVID-19.



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