Information and help are available for a variety of challenges faced by Oregon youth.
Student Success Act (SSA)
During the 2019 legislative session, Oregon’s leaders made a real commitment to our children, our educators, our schools and our state with the passage of the Student Success Act. When fully implemented, the Student Success Act is expected to invest $2 billion in Oregon education every two years. At the heart of the SSA is a commitment to improving access and opportunities for students who have been historically underserved in the education system.
For more information:
211 Info - Find Local Resources
No matter where you live in Oregon, 211 can help you connect to these services:
- Food pantries
- Housing and shelter
- Health-related information for all family members and genders
- Child care and parenting
Dial 211, visit 211info.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to find local resources.
Visit ODE's Foster Care web page for the following information:
- Foster Care Technical Assistance Manual to address the most frequently asked
questions about foster care
- A list of Foster Care Point of Contact for each school district in Oregon
- Department of Human Services – Child Welfare Office Contact Information
- Foster Care Power Point Presentations for training and information purposes
Treatment and counseling services are available for free to any Oregon resident who has problems related to gambling, either as a problem gambler or as a family member or friend of a problem gambler.
The federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Program requires all school districts to designate a Homeless Liaison to assist students and their families with school access and success.
To find contact information for Oregon school districts:
To help combat hunger:
School-Based Health Centers (SBHC)
SBHCs are a unique health care model for comprehensive physical, mental and preventive health services provided to youth and adolescents either within a school or on school property.
Tobacco and Substance Use Prevention
Want to learn more about tobacco, alcohol and other drug prevention efforts in your local community? Connect with Regional Health Equity Coalitions (RHEC) and your
county or tribal Tobacco and Alcohol Prevention Program (TPEP and ADPEP) Coordinators.
Young Adult Mental Health
Youth Suicide Prevention
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 10-24 year olds in Oregon, and suicide rates in Oregon have been higher than U.S. rates over the past 10 years.
Youth Suicide Prevention resources: