This page contains resources to support our communities as we experience the COVID-19 pandemic and get through this together.
As you review these resources, know you are not alone. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please call Multnomah County Crisis Line: 503-988-4888, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Toll-free: 800-716-9769. Hearing-impaired dial: 711. Interpreters available.
- Access to Health Care and Sick Leave
- Mental Health, Substance Use Disorder, and Recovery Support
- Culturally-Specific Resources
- Resources for those Experiencing Domestic Violence
- Food Support
- Unhoused Community Resources
- Financial, Job, and Business Support
- Internet Access
- Education and Homeschool Resources
- Ways to Help
- Multnomah County Health Department COVID-19 Resource Posters
- 503-416-4100 or 1-900-224-4840 - Oregon Health Plan is doing phone call assistance to enroll or make appointments
- Outside In - call 503-583-6659 for assistance with OHP enrollment.
- Project Access Now - for assistance in enrolling in OHP or the Health Insurance Marketplace, call/fax 503-345-7031 or email email@example.com. Assistance available in English, Spanish, and Russian
State of Oregon - facts about sick time
- Multnomah County Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities
- Oregon Office of Developmental Disabilities Services - contact the ODDS Emergency Management Specialist at ODDS.FieldLiaison@dhsoha.state.or.us
Mental Health Crisis Lines
- Multnomah County Crisis Line: 503-988-4888, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Toll-free: 800-716-9769. Hearing-impaired dial: 711. Interpreters available.
- National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741
- Oregon Youthline, Call: 877-968-8491
- Text: Text teen2teen to 839863 between 4pm - 10pm to text with another teen.
- National Youth Crisis Hotline: 1-800-442-HOPE (4673)
- Oregon Partnership 24 Hour Youth Helpline: or 1-877-553-TEEN (8336)
Mental Health and COVID-19
- Talking with Kids about COVID-19
- How to Care for Yourself While Practicing Physical Distancing
- How Do I Know Someone is Experiencing Anxiety or Depression?
- How to Help Someone with Anxiety or Depression During COVID-19
- How to Support a Loved One Going Through a Tough Time During COVID-19
Stay Connected with Family and Friends While we Stay Apart
- Call, text, FaceTime/video chat to check in with family, friends, and those who are most vulnerable
- Plan coordinated virtual activities:
- Scheduling watching online movies
- Reading to each other
- Virtual dance parties and workouts at home to maintain physical activity
- Make art and send each other photos via text or email
Taking Care of Your Mental Health
- Complete Guide to Mental Health Care - Peak Resilience
- Take Care of Your Mental Health - AFSP - American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - information about social distancing, guidance for opioid treatment programs, and telehealth
- Headspace, Smiling Mind, StopBreatheThink, and Bambú (en español) are offering free online guided meditation
- Recovery Speakers - online library of pre-recorded speeches
- Pause Awhile - call in meetings 425-436-6360; zoom participant code 422932#
- Online AA Meetings During COVID-19 - Google Doc created by mutual aid support organizers that is being continually updated with new zoom, hangout, and call-in meetings
- DePaul Treatment Center - modified schedule
- Oregon Recovers - resources for people in recovery and their loved ones
- Multnomah County Language Resources - Amharic, Arabic, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Chuukese, Farsi, French, Swahili, Kosrean, Paulauan, Pohnpeian, Russian, Somali, Vietnamese, Tongan, etc.
Native Specific Organization Responses
- Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA)
- Native American Rehabilitation Association Northwest (NARA)
- Indian Health Services (IHS)
- Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
- Native Wellness Institute
Immigrant and Refugee Services in Multnomah County
Public Charge and COVID-19
- The federal government has announced that medical treatment or preventive services for coronavirus (COVID-19) will not count against those seeking permanent residency in the United States.
Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
- As of 3/18/20, ICE has announced it will temporarily halt enforcement and focus enforcement on public safety risks and individuals subject to mandatory detention based on criminal grounds.
Resilience and Community Pieces of Hope & Wisdom
- Quarantine Kitchen
- Decolonizing Community Care - NDN Collective
- Trans Sistas of Color Pass Out Food
- Indigenous Teachers Go Digital
- Racial Equity Tools
Community Care Resources
- Decolonizing Community Care in Response to COVID-19 by Jade Begay
- Community Care During COVID-19: A Message To and From AAPIs
- Coalition of Communities of Color
Mutual Aid Guides - developed by community organizers
- In an emergency, dial 911
- National Domestic Violence Hotline - hotline is open and resources are available
- Domestic Violence Resource Center - in person/on site operations are closed but the hotline is still up and running
- Multnomah County Domestic & Sexual Violence Resource Page
- Meal Resources for Families
- Food Boxes & Pantries:
- Multnomah County COVID-19 Guidance - for people experiencing homelessness without shelter. Information cards for street outreach in English and Spanish
- Map of City of Portland Emergency Hygiene Stations - hand washing stations and portable toilets
- City of Portland reduction in encampment cleanups - focusing on encampments with significant presence of hazardous materials that clearly present a public health and safety risk
- Portland Street Medicine - on-street medical care for those experiencing homelessness
- Portland General Electric, NW Natural, Portland Water Bureau, and Pacific Power will not disconnect services due to nonpayment. Pacific Power is also suspending late fees. Visit sites for more information and financial assistance.
- Multnomah County Moratorium on Evictions - press release
- Home Forward - offers housing to low-income individuals and families. Has issued a rent moratorium and instructions to notify your landlord of rent payment concerns. Information on COVID-19 response here.
- Impact NW - offers services to prevent homelessness. Facilities are closed but programs and services continue to operate.
Job Specific Relief Funds
- Layoff & Unemployment Information - State of Oregon website for more detailed information on questions about business closures, filing for unemployment, and layoffs
- File a complaint to report work hazards - Oregon OSHA
- COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources - list of resources for freelance artists
- Restaurant Workers Community Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund - individual restaurant workers can apply for direct relief
- Urban League of Portland - call the Resource Line at 503-280-2600 for assistance applying for unemployment benefits
- Federal, state and local resources to help businesses during this difficult time.
- Governor Brown COVID-19 - take the quiz to figure out if your business can still operate under the stay home order
- Keep Americans Connected Pledge - Companies such as Verizon, Spring, T-Mobile, AT&T, and others have agreed to not terminate service due to nonpayment, are waiving late fees, and offering WiFi hotspots
- Charter - Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households. Wifi spots opened up for public use.
- Comcast - Free Xfinity WiFi hotspots open to anyone, unlimited data at no additional charge, no disconnects or late fees, 60 days of complimentary Internet Essentials for new customers, new educational material for school-age students, 24x7 network monitoring, increasing speeds from 15/2 MBPS to 25/3 for all new and existing customers.
- Anti-Oppressive/Anti-Racist Homeschool Resource List - Resources and activities by grade, developed by families
- Scholastic Learn At Home - 3 free hours per day for 20 days
- Mystery Science - K-5th Grade STEM activities
- Amazing List of Educational Resources - family resourced list of many educational sites and activities
- Virtual Field Trip Google Drive - sourced from several community members, a full google document of 30+ free virtual field trips
- Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions - Compiled list of several education companies that are offering free subscriptions during school closures
- NASA's Full Media Library - NASA opened their entire library for free to explore
- Cincinnati Zoo - 3pm EDT/12pm PST daily Facebook Live events with a featured animal and an activity for kids to join in at home
- Think Indigenous - Online cultural educational facebook page - Grades K-8 - Lessons from Elders, storykeepers, and on many subjects
- Portland Public School Student Device Request - request to borrow a device (such as a computer or tablet) from PPS
- Department of Education - information on provision of services to children with disabilities during COVID-19 outbreak
- Autism Focused Intervention Resources & Modules- supporting individuals with autism through uncertain times
Donations and volunteers: drop off personal protective equipment, sign up for other donation and volunteer opportunities with Multnomah County and the City of Portland’s Joint Volunteer Information Center.