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Know the Facts about "Public Charge"

As of March 9, 2021, Trump’s discriminatory, expanded Public Charge rule is permanently BLOCKED, and is no longer in effect anywhere in the United States. Now, immigrants can safely get public benefits that support their health, nutrition, and housing without fear of impact on their immigration status.

Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) Program

Information about the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) Program for people receiving TANF benefits.

JOBS Support Service Payments from DHS

Information about JOBS Support Service payments - which are supplemental payments to cover costs that will help families find or retain a job.

Temporary Assistance for Domestic Violence Survivors (TA-DVS)

Information about funds that might be available through the Oregon DHS TA-DVS program for domestic violence survivors if needed for safety. These funds may also be available for domestic or sexual assault survivors or stalking survivors.

Oregon Disaster Legal Services

Resources, information and legal help for Oregon disaster survivors.

Oregon Helps on 211Info.org

Find out if your family might be able to get help from 33 state and federal programs. This website also gives you a list of the agencies and contact information in every county in Oregon.

Wildfire and Disaster Resources

Resources for those affected by wildfires and other natural disasters in Oregon.

A Legal Guide for Oregon Advocates

A reference tool for advocates who work with domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking survivors in Oregon.

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

Information about eligibilty for TANF benefits based on the continued absence of one or both parents.

Oregon TANF Program

The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program provides cash assistance to low-income families with children while they strive to become self-sufficient. The program's goal is to reduce the number of families living in poverty, through employment and community resources. Get more information and an application form at this website.

Temporary Assistance for Domestic Violence Survivors (TA-DVS)

Information about funds that might be available through the Oregon DHS TA-DVS program for domestic violence survivors if needed for safety. These funds may also be available for domestic or sexual assault survivors or stalking survivors.

Verification (Proof)

Whenever you apply for public assistance (such as SNAP benefits, TANF, etc.), DHS or the DSO will ask you for verification. What is verification? Find out here.

How to Write an Affidavit

An affidavit is a written statement that is notarized. If you need to provide a written statement from someone with personal knowledge about what you are trying to prove, and this person cannot testify in person, you can use an affidavit. Includes instructions, sample and blank affidavit form.

Self Advocacy - How to Get Through the Maze of Welfare

This pamphlet gives helpful tips for dealing with all Oregon welfare programs.

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