Call 211

If you need help with food, health care, housing, utilities, child care and parenting, COVID-19 information and more, the best place to start is by calling 211. Their trained information and referral specialists can help you find resources in the community. Language interpreters are available.

They can also be reached by:

You can also call 211 if you are in quarantine or isolation and are having a hard time getting your basic needs met while staying home.

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Food access and delivery

Health care, medical transportation and prescriptions

Mental health and recovery

Parenting resources

Culturally-specific resources

Houseless community

Financial help: unemployment, rent, utilities


Domestic violence and sexual assault

Food Access and Delivery 

If you are in quarantine, do not leave your house to pick up food. Use a delivery service or ask friends and family you do not live with to help so you do not have to go out. 

If you need help paying for groceries or grocery delivery, these resources can help, or call 211 for more information. 

General food assistance 


Blanchet House - Meals for those not in a shelter. Monday- Saturday, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Visit website or call for hours 503-241-4340. 

Food pantries and food boxes

  • Oregon Food Bank View a map of food pantry sites in the state or call 503-282-0555 or 1-800-777-7427. 

  • William Temple House Food pantry with fresh produce, meat and dairy, bread, spices, grab-and-go meals, staples. Visit the website or call 503-226-3021 for more information.

  • Portland Adventist Community Services Food pantry. Distributes pre-made boxes and as much fresh/frozen food as possible. Visit the website, call or email for more information. 503-252-8500,

  • Catholic Charities Clark Family Center Food pantry with culturally specific foods and access in multiple languages. Visit the website or call 503-231-4866 for location and hours. 

  • The Salvation Army Drive-thru food boxes. Visit the website or call 503-794-3199 for locations and hours.

Grocery and Meal Deliveries for Seniors, Veterans, People with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

  • Sunshine Division For homebound, medically fragile, and/or unable to leave their home. Call to request a food box delivery 503-609-0285 (Portland and Gresham only).

  • Store to Door For seniors and adults with disabilities. Affordable, personal, volunteer-based grocery shopping and delivery service in Portland. 503-200-3333.

  • Meals on Wheels For seniors. The cost of each meal is $7.39. You will be asked to contribute to the cost of the meal, and must be at home to receive them. 503-953-8111 or toll-free 866-788-6325. Request meals online»

Meals for People Living with HIV

Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon HIV Day Center Grab-and-go meals for low-income people living with HIV/AIDS. Meal delivery for those with a medical need. 503-460-3822,

Health Care 

If you don’t have insurance, call 211. They can help you find a clinic even if you don't have insurance. 

Health Insurance 

  • Multnomah County Health Department If you need health insurance our Eligibility Specialists can help you with your application. 503-988-5558.

  • CAWEM Coverage of emergency medical services for those not eligible for Medicaid because of their  immigration status. CAWEM Plus available for pregnant individuals. Testing and hospitalization for COVID-19 covered under CAWEM and CAWEM Plus.

  • 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.

Transportation to medical appointments

  • Ride to Care Free non-emergent medical transportation to eligible OHP members.


If you feel sick or have tested positive and need to get care, call before going to the clinic. They will tell you next steps.

Nurse Hotline for Oregon Child Care Providers during COVID-19

The Early Learning Division is partnering with Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) to support Oregon child care providers with a COVID-19 nurse hotline. The number, 1-833-647-8222, will be available seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The hotline is a resource reserved for child care providers and staff at no cost. Language assistance is also available.

Child care providers can access the toll-free hotline for assistance with:

  • Symptoms or health issues that are concerning to them or staff

  • Questions about excluding children and staff

  • Steps to take if someone is positive for COVID-19

Prescription Drugs

If you are in quarantine avoid going out to pick up prescriptions. Check with your pharmacy or doctor’s office to find out if there are delivery or drive-up options available. 

Portland Fire & Rescue Meds on Wheels Prescription pick-up and delivery for home-bound seniors and those with disabilities. 971-228-7687

Mental Health and Recovery Support

Mental Health Call Center and Crisis Intervention

Call Multnomah County’s Mental Health Call Center any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Interpreters are available.

  • 503-988-4888

  • Toll free: 800-716-9769.

  • Hearing impaired call 7-1-1

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Culturally-specific behavioral health resources

Recovery Support

Mental Health Crisis Lines


Culturally-Specific Resources

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Immigrant and Refugees 

The federal government has said that COVID-19 testing, prevention, or treatment will NOT be used against immigrants in a public charge test. If you get sick, you should not be afraid to get help because of public charge.

LGBTQIA+ Resources

Houseless Community

Financial help



Many utilities have suspended late payment fees and disconnections if you can’t pay your bill. Contact your utility company for details.

  • Call 211 to connect with local organizations that can help with bills

  • Affordable internet access and computers for people with low income.


Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

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