These resources are for community members. Below, you fill find a short description along with a direct link to each website. Click on the title of the website you wish to visit and the link will open a new page. Visiting other websites will not interfere with this website.
OregonHelps is a free and easy program prescreener to help see if you are eligible for a wide variety of supports and programs in Oregon. Answer general questions about people in your house, income and expenses. When you are finished, the site produced a list of programs and supports that you may qualify for, based on the information you provided – along with contact information for each of those supports. There are a total of 33 programs and types of assistance contained in this resource. From the homepage you can also click on the Resources tab and enter your county to get a direct list of local resources and related contact information.
211 Lane County
This is a clearinghouse website that lists a wide variety of supports available in Lane County, including abuse support services, alcohol and drug programs, child care resources, clothing assistance, crisis intervention, disability information, emergency housing, food relief, literacy information, medical information, mental health and counseling, and youth programs, to name a few. Click on the topic of interest and a list of resources will be provided with a description and contact information.
Oregon Health Plan
Offers health care to its members at little or no cost. There are many ways that you may be eligible for OHP if you live in Oregon and are a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen. Different eligibility rules and income levels apply to different groups of people. The level of coverage (benefit package) you receive is based on your income, age, and physical or mental condition. For example, eligible pregnant women and children under age 19 receive the highest level of coverage. The Oregon Helps Web site (www.oregonhelps.org) can tell you whether you might be able to get help from various state and federal assistance programs, including the Oregon Health Plan.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
SNAP helps improve the health and well being of low-income households and individuals by providing them a means to meet their nutritional needs. Contrary to popular belief, SNAP benefits are not meant
to meet all of the food needs of a household or an individual, but to supplement their nutritional needs. People do not need to be destitute to qualify for SNAP benefits. Benefits are distributed through the
state's Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) system, which allows recipients to obtain their benefits by using an "Oregon Trail Card" at the grocery store card-scanning devices. You can apply through the website or
get more information by calling 1-800-SAFENET.
WIC (Women, Infants, and Chrildren)
WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. This public health program is designed to improve health outcomes and influence lifetime nutrition and health behaviors in a targeted, at-risk population. Nutrition education is the cornerstone of the WIC Program. You may also call 1-800-SAFENET
Lane Transit District Bus Pass
LTD has the School Solutions Student Transit Pass Program, which makes available a free bus pass to all students enrolled in grades 6 – 12 in public and private schools in Eugene, Springfield, Bethel, and rural districts served by LTD. The free bus pass uses the student's school photo identification card in conjunction with a validation sticker. Passes become valid at the beginning of the school year and are valid through the end of June. You may also call 1-800-248-3861.
Lane Independent Living Alliance (LILA)
LILA is a consumer-controlled organization serving people with physical, mental, cognitive, and sensory disabilities in Lane County, Oregon. LILA addresses the significant accessibility, housing, employment, civil rights, voting rights, recreational and other issues faced by community residents with disabilities. You may also call 541-607-7020.
Direction Service is a non-profit multi-program family support agency located in Eugene, Oregon. Direction Service presently has four major programs: Family Support & Service Coordination, Information Services, Counseling Center and Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education. You may also call 541-686-5060.
Oregon Family Support Network (OFSN)
OFSN assists families with navigating the complex maze to access resources and support at the federal, state and local community levels for children and adolescents with special needs (behavioral, emotional,
mental, physical, etc.). They provide a variety of resources to families. You may also call 503-675-2294.