Our mission is to help people get the services they need to fight poverty and increase academic success.

A variety of services and supports addressing a range of prevention, intervention, and treatment are made available to the more than 55,000 households in the community that meet federal poverty guidelines. Community services are provided by non-profit social service organizations, direct county services, and community initiatives. 

Core services

Most of our services are contracted out and provided through community agencies. If you need assistance, please phone 211, our community's health and human services information line.

The Community Services Division is appointed Community Action Agency (CAO) for Multnomah County. There are 18 CAO's located throughout Oregon. We provide a united vision to improve communities by making them more livable for all residents.

Need help?

Call 211 or (503) 222-5555