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 and Sexual Assault
- 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
- If you are uninsured, call 211 for a list of health clinics that will see you
- Multnomah County Health Insurance Page - OHP is open to all children and teens younger than 19, regardless of immigration status, who meet income and other criteria
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Assistance available in English, Spanish, and Russian
- CAWEM - coverage of emergency medical services only for those eligible for Medicaid if not for immigration status. CAWEM Plus available for pregnant individuals.
- COFA Premium Assistance Program - free health insurance for low-income citizens from the Republic of Marshall Islands, the Federated State of Micronesia, and the Republic of Palau.
- Coalition of Community Health Clinics - safety-net clinics
- Primary Care Health Centers - Rockwood Community Community Health Center, North Portland Health Center, Southeast Health Center, and La Clinica de Buena Salud available for virtual and telemedicine services
- Student Health Centers - Parkrose High School Student Health Center is open
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
- Multnomah County Behavioral Health Services during 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
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 physical 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.
- Endangered Languages Project - endangered languages resource bank
- City of Portland/Multnomah County COVID-19 videos - Amharic, Arabic, Burmese, Farsi, French, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Thai, Vietnamese, 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 Care Resources
- Community Care During COVID-19: A Message To and From AAPIs
- Coalition of Communities of Color
- Quarantine Kitchen
- Decolonizing Community Care - NDN Collective
- Trans Sistas of Color Pass Out Food
- Indigenous Teachers Go Digital
- Racial Equity Tools
- Center for Urban and Racial Equity
Mutual Aid Guides - developed by community organizers
- The Trevor Project
- Transgender Legal Defense Fund - trans people and navigating COVID-19
- The National Center for Transgender Equality COVID-19 Guide
- PDX Trans Housing Coalition
- In an emergency, dial 911
- Call to Safety - 24-hour crisis line 503-235-5333 or 1-888-235-5333
- El Programa Hispano - Proyecto UNICA - Línea de Crisis 24 horas 503-232-4448 o 1-888-232-4448
- National Domestic Violence Hotline - hotline is open and resources are available
- National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN)
- 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
- How to connect with service providers: A curated list of what dozens of service providers are offering, and how their services have changed because of COVID-19.
- A summary of the County's work to create physical-distancing space in shelters, set up motel options for people with symptoms, and bring supplies/information to campers through outreach.
- 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
- 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
- Talking with Kids about COVID-19
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.