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Recent local updates

The Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative and Youth Contact are hosting a free Spanish-speaking educational series for parents of children ages 2 to 10. The group meets for 12 weeks every Thursday, 6-8pm, beginning September 25 through to December 18, 2014 (no classes on November...
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Temperatures are predicted to stay above 90 degrees for much of Oregon and SW Washington. Cooling centers are opening to help keep people out of the heat.  
The first step in taking control of your finances is to adopt positive spending and savings habits. Innovative Changes offers the opportunity to work with a financial coach to use the tools and techniques you need to take practical steps towards a better financial future. The nonprofit, which helps...
If you or someone you know are one of the thousands of Oregonians who will be signing up for a new health insurance plan this month, then you may be interested in these free classes offered by OSPIRG called “So You Need Health Insurance, Now What?”
On Saturday, April 26, the Beaverton Hoop YMCA is holding a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active. The event takes place at 9685 SW Harvest Court in Beaverton from 10am to 2pm.
WorkSource Tualatin is hosting a job fair hiring event for machinists, welders and manufacturing on Tuesday, April 1, from 10am to 2pm. Job seekers should bring a resume to 7995 SW Mohawk Street, Tualatin, OR 97062, and be prepared to speak with a potential employer. For more...
The open enrollment period for purchasing private insurance either through Cover Oregon or outside of the marketplace is about to come to an end for 2014. An application must be completed and submitted no later than March 31, 2014 in order to purchase a Qualified Health Plan (private insurance)....
As April 15 approaches, we are happy to share some good news about taxes. In Oregon and Southwest Washington, free tax preparation is available for low- and moderate-income people.
The glow from the digital alarm clock faintly lit the bedroom. It was telling me that it was 2:23 a.m. The rain pounding on the roof above my head had woken me up, I think.  
If you feel that you have been denied fair housing, or if it just seemed like, "they shouldn't be able to do that" - you might be right.
Project Homeless Connects are getting started again. If you are homeless or at risk of being homeless, these events are a good way to receive free services, such as dental, medical and vision care.
Keeping kids and their lungs healthy is something we can all get behind. This law, enacted on Jan. 1, protects children 18 and under from second hand smoke in the car.  Kudos to law makers on this one! Get information to help quit smoking here: www.quitnow.net/oregon/
211info is thrilled to be one of the nonprofits selected to participate in Fred Meyer’s Community Rewards program. In case you haven’t heard, all you have to do is:
News came out this week that unemployment dropped across the country, but mostly because people are stopping their search for work.
Thanks to Annette M. Evans of Washington County Department of Housing Services for the helpful list below. And remember, you can dial 211 or text your zip code to 898211 if meal locations throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington.    

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