Updated May 20, 2022
Support services are available to community members who need assistance with isolation and quarantine for COVID-19. The following list of Community-based Organizations (CBOs) are funded by the Oregon Health Authority and Multnomah County to provide this assistance.
To qualify for isolation and quarantine support services, community members must
- live in Multnomah County,
- be currently infected with COVID19 and/or a close contact of someone with COVID-19, and
- have lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Community Support Services
Many of the organizations listed can help someone even if they are not in isolation or quarantine. Services include assistance with food and hygiene supplies, utilities, and rent or mortgage payments.
Black Mental Health Oregon, 971-207-3573
Black Parent Initiative, 503-284-8000
Brown Hope, Email through contact form
Cascade Aids Project, 503-278-3848
Highland Haven, 503-287-9567
Life Change Church PDX, 503-288-0479
Miracles Club, 503-249-8559
Open Bible Church of Portland, 503-442-8228
Open School, Inc., 503-448-5200
Quest Center for Integrative Health, 503-238-5203
Rosewood Initiative, 503-208-2562
Self Enhancement Inc., 503-285-0493
Straightaway Services, 503-960-9431
Urban League, 503-280-2600
YWCA of Greater Portland, 503-294-7494
Additional community resources can be accessed by calling 2-1-1. They can also be reached by:
Toll free line:1-866-698-6155
Texting your zip code to 898211.
They can also call the Multnomah County COVID-19 Call Center at 503-988-8939 (interpretation is available).
Anyone who has COVID-19 symptoms or has been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 should seek testing. COVID-19 testing is free. People seeking testing do not need to show identification, have insurance, or have a regular health care provider.
For help accessing testing call 2-1-1 or the Multnomah County COVID-19 Call Center at 503-988-8939 (interpretation is available).
The vaccines will be provided at no cost to those getting vaccinated.
They do not need health insurance. They may be asked if they have health insurance but that will not prevent them from getting the vaccine.
They do not need to bring proof of eligibility or a social security number in order to get a vaccine. Some clinics may ask for ID. It can be useful to bring something with you to your appointment that is printed with your name like a utility bill, health or shelter card, or previously issued vaccine card.
People 5 and older can get a booster 5 months after Pfizer or Moderna, 2 months after J&J vaccine.
The Pfizer vaccine is authorized for anyone age 5 and older. The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are authorized for anyone age 18 or older. All Oregonians ages 5 and older can get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Where to get the vaccine
There are vaccination events focused specifically on serving Black, African-American, and African-Immigrant and Refugee communities. COVID-19 vaccines are also available at other community locations and neighborhood pharmacies:
Vaccination Appointment Assistance: Multnomah County COVID Call Center, 503-988-8939 (interpretation is available) can help people make appointments. This is especially helpful to people with language or technology barriers.