If you’re experiencing a medical emergency, call 911. 

If you need assistance but aren’t sure what kind, call 211. Tell the receptionist what kind of help you are looking for, and he/she will help make the connection.

See below for a comprehensive list of resources, and do not hesitate to call us at 503-226-7079 if you can’t find what you’re looking for.

General Wellness

Jewish Federation – Wellness PDX

Wellness PDX, created by the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland shares resources and virtual events connected to mental health and wellness.

Education and Learning

Some schools, libraries, and companies offer online learning tools for free or low cost. Multnomah County Library, the New York Times, Self Enhancement Inc, and folks in the homeschooling community have some options to start with.

Next Generations Group

Serving descendants and survivors in the Portland Metro area with educational and social programs. Visit their website to find out more, or contact Sue Wendel at for questions or if you’d like to be added to their monthly newsletter. 

Youth ERA 

Youth ERA offers several ways for youth and young adults to meet online, get support, and talk through life. Visit their website here

Mental and Physical Health Resources

Multnomah County Crisis Line: (503) 988-4888

Washington County Crisis Line: (503) 291-9111

Clackamas County Crisis Line: (503) 655-8585

Clackamas County Non-emergency line: (503) 742-5335

SW Washington Crisis Line: (800) 626-8137 or TTY (866) 835-2755

AA/Substance Abuse

Alcoholics Anonymous’s website is: 

An online option for AA groups is: 

For early morning AA folks, you can find 6am virtual meetings at: 

Oregon SUD Resources Collaborative: 

Suicide Prevention Resource Center

SPRC has compiled a selection of web pages and information sheets on mental health and coping with the effects of COVID-19.

This link takes you there.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

NAMI created COVID-19 Resources and Information Guides. They provide insights on how to handle the emotional and mental tolls of living in a pandemic. You can view their guides by visiting NAMI’s website.

You Are Not Alone

The Oregon Department of Human Services compiled links to helplines with translation services, along with other online resources, at their You Are Not Alone webpage.

Reach Out Oregon

Reach Out Oregon is an initiative to support mental, behavioral, and emotional wellness for families and youth. Visit the Reach Out Oregon website or call their parent warmline at 1-833-732-2467


Youthline is a teen-to-teen crisis, support, and help line open daily from 4 to 10 p.m. PST via call, text, and chat. Adults answer phone calls at all other times, so teens have support 24/7. Call 877-968-8491. Text teen2teen to 839863. Chat at

Outside In

Call (503) 535-3800 or email

Outside In’s young adult services provide support to youth and young adults age 16-24 with an emphasis on those experiencing homelessness. Their services include housing, education, counseling, healthy meals, health care, and more.

Senior Loneliness Line

With senior living communities and the public trying to limit exposure to COVID-19, many seniors may be feeling more isolated than usual. Call the statewide line at 503-200-1633 or visit

The Dougy Center

The Dougy center has grief resources and support programs for children and families experiencing a loss.

Domestic Violence

If you or someone you know needs help or just want to talk with someone, all of these sites below are available. Each offer chat and text options as well, which can be crucial if the abusive person is in the home and the survivor might be overheard, especially right now.

Call to Safety (formerly known as The Portland Woman’s Hotline), Local: 503.235.5333, Everywhere else: 1.888.235.5333

The National Domestic Violence Hotline, 1−800−799−7233

The Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-422-4453

The Sexual Assault Hotline, 1-800-656-4673

Gateway Center (not accepting walk-ins at this time due to the pandemic)

(503) 988-6400

Provides one-on-one support with experienced advocates who help individuals develop a personal plan and connect with other services.


Q Center

The Q Center provides a variety of services for the LGBTQ+ community, including addiction and mental health support programs and services for veterans, youth, and seniors.

Call (503) 234-7837 or email

SAGE Metro Portland

To contact an Information and Referral Specialist: (503) 224-2640

Sage works to enhance the lives of older lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community members through education, advocacy, outreach, and resource development.

Food Resources

Oregon Food Bank Food Finder

The Oregon Food Bank’s Food Finder map shows food pantries and pick-up locations across Oregon

Sunshine Division

(503) 823-2102

Sunshine Division’s food pantries have temporarily moved to providing emergency food boxes, available for pick-up or delivery. There are two locations in Portland, on N Thompson St and SE Start St. Please see the website for each location’s hours or to request delivery.

Housing Resources


Housing Resources for Portland and all of Oregon

Human Solutions

(503) 548-0200

Human Solutions supports families in finding permanent, affordable housing.

HomeForward (housing wait-lists are currently closed, but you can sign up for the eNewsletter to be informed when wait-lists open again)

(503) 802-8300

Northwest Pilot Project

(503) 227-5605

NW Pilot Project helps connect low-income and very low-income seniors (55 and over) to permanent, affordable housing.

Homeless Shelter Directory

Portland Shelter List

Immigration Services

Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO)

Call (503) 234-1541 or email

IRCO provides employment and training, immigration legal services, and services for children, youth, families, and seniors.

SOAR Immigration Legal Services

Call (503) 384-2482 or email

Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon’s SOAR Immigration Legal Services provides culturally competent, immigration-related legal representation and education to low income refugees and immigrants in and around the Portland metro area. 

Transportation Reources


(503) 962-8000

Trimet LIFT provides shared-ride services for people who are unable to use regular buses and trains due to a disability or disabling health condition.

Ride Connection

(503) 226-0700 TTY: 711

Ride Connection serves older adults and people with disabilities. They provide transportation support services to people in the Portland metro region and Washington County.

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