February 11, 2014

Multnomah County to get specialized mental health treatment team for criminal offenders

The Oregonian

February 4, 2014

State's data and Multnomah County's data on community mental-health care don't mesh

The Oregonian

January 31, 2013

Support grows for seniors who raise their relatives' kids

Portland Tribune: Boom! Boomers & Beyond

November 5, 2013

Help for aging parents is out there

Pamplin Media Group - Healthy Life

October 31, 2013

Multnomah County Library to increase focus on social services

The Oregonian

October 10, 2013

Medicare 2013: Where to get help enrolling in or switching plans

The Oregonian

October 4, 2013

Life with schizophrenia: Portland woman works to silence, ignore the voices in her head

The Oregonian

October 3, 2013

Multnomah County Board of Commissioners approves Reynolds Middle School, Madison High School food pantries

The Oregonian

October 1, 2013

Multnomah County Board of Commissioners to vote upon emergency food pantry funding

The Oregonian

August 16, 2013

Food-stamp enrollment in the metro area: more challenges and approaches

The Oregonian

July 26, 2013

Multnomah County homeless program wins national recognition

The Oregonian

July 1, 2013

Hot Dog? Multnomah County taking reservations to cool pets in heat wave

Willamette Week

June 3, 2013

Multnomah County beefs up enforcement of firearm surrender orders in domestic violence cases

The Oregonian

May 13, 2013

Grandparents raising grandkids get help at free workshop, resource fair

The Oregonian

May 4, 2013

Mental health crisis center fighting Porland Mayor Charlie Hales' plan to cut money

The Oregonian

April 23, 2013

Multnomah County homelessness problem dire and likely to get worse, experts say

The Oregonian

February 14, 2013

Zidells donate $150,000 to school food pantries, challenge others to help fight child hunger

The Oregonian

January 5, 2013

Portland-area killings in 2012: Domestic violence persists as a leading factor

The Oregonian

December 19, 2012

Multnomah County Hires Crisis Staff After Mass Shootings


December 17, 2012

Beyond Domestic Violence Statistics, One Woman's Story Shows Federal Funding is Critical


November 17, 2012

Giving thanks for a backpack and the drive to fill it

The Oregonian

November 14, 2012

Agencies in Multnomah County plan to ramp up services for homeless as winter approaches

The Oregonian

November 2, 2012

Winter homeless shelter opens amid record demand in Multnomah County

The Oregonian

November 1, 2012

New mental health center, key to Portland police reforms, no done deal

The Oregonian

November 1, 2012

Multnomah County seeks grant to identify those most at risk of domestic violence

The Oregonian

October 15, 2012

Live chat recap: Medicare open enrollment is here...are you ready?

The Oregonian

October 12, 2012

Medicare: Help enrolling or switching plans

The Oregonian

October 7, 2012

Mental illness in Portland: He got kicked off the bus, but he didn't go away

The Oregonian

September 27, 2012

Multnomah County taps contingency fund to help meet homeless family 'emergency'

The Oregonian

September 10, 2012

Multnomah County in line for $1 million grant to reduce children's exposure to violence

The Oregonian

August 30, 2012

A program for seniors helps beneficiaries make the most of Medicare

Portland Tribune / Boom!

August 15, 2012

As temperatures soar, Multnomah County opening four temporary cooling centers for seniors and people with disabilities

The Oregonian

July 30, 2012

Oregon Alzheimer's activists say state must prepare for 'tsunami' of aging population

The Oregonian

July 26, 2012

Got Medicare? Stay healthy, save money


June 18, 2012

O4AD Announces New Officers for 2012-14

The Lund Report

June 14, 2012

Education is the key to stopping elder financial abuse in Oregon

The Oregonian

May 18, 2012

Schools and Communities:Stronger Together

Huffington Post

April 20, 2012

Multnomah County program helps families deal with the strains of raising grandkids

The Oregonian

Multnomah County's Family Caregiver Support Program has organized resources for families, including bimonthly support groups and a yearly retreat. Marking its sixth year next month, the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Retreat provides guardians with hands-on resources and assistance to guide them through raising their grandchildren. 

March 22, 2012

Fairview couple jailed for stealing more than $70000 from grandma with Alzheimer's

The Oregonian

An investigator with Multnomah County adult protective services and sheriff's Detective Jay Pentheny of the county's Financial Abuse Specialist Team pursued the case. Erickson's husband, Leonard Ray Erickson, 47, was sentenced in January to nearly...

March 14, 2012

Crimes Against Elderly

Portland Observer

Multnomah County received 8300 reports of abuse, fraud and financial exploitation committed against a growing elderly population last year. “We are looking at ways to partner with the community on abuse prevention and draw a road map for ...

March 13, 2012

Oregon Community Schools Model Staying Power

Education Week News

In Multnomah County, which includes the city of Portland, the SUN Community Schools ... a program supervisor from the county's human-services department.

December 7, 2011

Multnomah County program helps train relatives to become Alzheimer’s caregivers

The Oregonian

For two months now, Paschal has taken part in a Multnomah County program for the growing numbers of relatives-turned-caregivers who help spouses or parents with dementia. Called STAR-C,it provides coaching to improve quality of life for people with the disease and caregivers; it also keeps people out of costly nursing homes.

November 9, 2011

As agencies prepare for caregiver forum Saturday in Northeast Portland, Tierra Howard shares story of caring for her dying mom (video)

The Oregonian

The Multnomah County Family Caregiver Support Program, AARP Oregon and Providence ElderPlace are sponsoring a free workshop for caregivers this Saturday, Nov. 12, in Northeast Portland. 

October 12, 2011

Medicare Choices Begin Early: Enrollment changes due

Portland Observer

“It’s wise to assume your plan has changes and read the new materials carefully to compare costs,” says Janet Bowman, Multnomah County SHIBA Coordinator.  “If you’re considering a different health plan, find out if your doctor accepts it, and make sure it will cover what you need.”

October 7, 2011

Help with Medicare open enrollment

The Oregonian

Multnomah County has scheduled sessions listed below in Portland. Reserve an appointment by calling Multnomah County Aging and Disability Services between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm weekdays, 503-988-3646.

September 7, 2011

Multnomah County’s Aging and Disability Services Division has encouraged seniors and people with disabilities to spend time in air-conditioned buildings if their home does not have air conditioning. 

Multnomah County offers safety tips and resources for seniors during heat wave

The Oregonian

Multnomah County's Aging and Disability Services Division is encouraging seniors and people with disabilities to get out of the heat over the next few days by heading to air conditioned places if they don't have air conditioning at home.

June 21, 2011

Homeless population in Multnomah County increases 8 percent over 2 years

The Oregonian

A count of the homeless conducted on Jan. 26 found more than 1700 people on the streets of Portland and Multnomah County and another 1000 in shelters or subsidized motels. That's up about 7 percent in two years. ...

City count sees increase in region's homeless numbers

Portland Tribune

Despite the addition of new facilities to house the homeless, the latest one-night count released Tuesday shows that the number of homeless in Multnomah County continues to grow. The 2011 count, taken by volunteers who canvassed the city…

The Homeless Count Is In. And it's Not Lookin' Good.

The Portland Mercury

One night a year, city staffers, social service workers, and an army of volunteers comb Portland's streets and shelters, trying to get every single homeless person to fill out a ten question survey. The resulting homeless census is a lowball figure on...

Homeless Snapshot shows slight jump


In spite of the long recession and high unemployment, the number of people here officially counted as homeless rose only slightly, according to a new report jointly issued by Multnomah County and the Portland Housing Bureau.

Multnomah County this week

The Oregonian

Thursday the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners took a stand against elder abuse by declaring June 15, 2011 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day in Multnomah County.

April 13, 2011

Caregivers offered in-home coaching

Gresham Outlook

Multnomah County is offering a supportive program to Alzheimer’s caregivers called STAR-C, which is designed to help caregivers who are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.

January 10, 2011

Local Domestic Violence Deaths Doubled in 2010

Portland Mercury

Multnomah County just released the year-end numbers on domestic violence incidents and the numbers are jaw-dropping: Deaths from domestic violence doubled in 2010, compared to 2009.

Domestic violence-related deaths double

Portland Tribune

Domestic violence-related deaths doubled in Multnomah County last year — outpacing all other causes of homicide. According to figures...