Invests in mental health, public safety, equity, while facing growing deficit
Multnomah County News
Topics included legal help for survivors, supporting people with disabilities and health challenges, services for LGBTQ+ survivors, and the intersection of sexual violence and sex trafficking.
Division to consider integration, streamlining services and rebranding
Nearly four years ago, Multnomah County became the first government in Oregon to offer paid family leave for all employees.
Sick individuals stayed home, pose no risk of public exposures
The bipartisan act funds work to improve reentry outcomes, including more than 800 awards to grantees across the country.
On April 18, a panel of experts briefed the Board of County Commissioners on the balance of prioritizing those obligations amidst uncertainty over future funding, liabilities and service needs.
A long-planned transformation of Multnomah County’s family shelter system will be complete as soon as summer 2019, when a new shelter for 40 families is set to open in a master-leased motel.
Commissioners briefed on pending policy, study showing traffic is the primary source of air pollution
Suicide kills more people in Oregon than opioids, guns or traffic crashes. A movement calls for change
Voters with disabilities can request help with voting from a friend, family member or someone else they know.
“They will get the kind of help we have never before been able to offer,” Chair Kafoury says, announcing new mental health resource center