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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As of March 9, 2021, Trump’s discriminatory, expanded Public Charge rule is permanently BLOCKED, and is no longer in effect anywhere in the United States.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.

Oregon Disaster Legal Services

Resources, information and legal help for Oregon disaster survivors.

Oregon Food Bank

This program's mission is to eliminate hunger and its root causes because no one should be hungry. This website can help you find a hunger-relief program near you and provides information about how you can stretch your food dollars.

Oregon Public Benefits Information & Hotline

The Oregon Public Benefits Hotline 1(800) 520-5292, provides legal advice and representation to low income people living in Oregon who are having problems with government benefits.

Replacing Public Benefits Lost Due to Wildfires

You can replace SNAP benefits and Food lost due to Wildfires, and you can replace prescriptions and medical supplies lost due to fires if you are on the Oregon Health Plan. Read below for more information.

Wildfire and Disaster Resources

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

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Information about Oregon's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly the Food Stamp Program.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in Oregon

Information about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program -- "SNAP" -- (food stamps) in Oregon.

Expedited (Emergency) Food Stamps

Expedited (emergency) food stamps are food stamps that you get sooner than usual if you meet the eligibility guidelines.

How to Use the Oregon Trail Card

Information about how to use the Oregon Trail Card if you are receiving SNAP benefits.

Cash and Food Stamp Benefits for Low-Income Oregonians

Information about cash benefits for which you may be eligible which are different from and not so well known as the TANF benefit program.

Oregon Women Infants and Children (WIC) Program

The Oregon WIC Program provides nutrition education and vouchers for the purchase of nutritious food for eligible women and children.

Federal Women Infants and Children (WIC) Program

Information about this federal grant program, including eligibility guidelines.

School Breakfast Program

The School Breakfast Program (SBP) is a federally assisted meal program that operates in schools and institutions to provide nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free breakfasts to children each school day.

School Lunch Program

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally-assisted meal program that operates in schools and residential child care locations to provide healthy lunches to children each school day, for free or at a low cost.

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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