Early Childhood and Family Services

Every child is different. They come with unforeseen blessings and challenges. For the moments that puzzle parents, 211info is here. We listen. We respond. We connect. For anyone in Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, Lane and Polk counties caring for children, birth to 8 years old, our in-house child development specialist works with you to find solutions for such topics as:

  • child development and behavioral strategies
  • school readiness and success
  • family stress and anxiety
  • parent support groups
  • basic family resources 

How to reach a Early Childhood and Family Services specialist:

DIAL 211 and listen for the parenting option

TEXT the keyword children to 898211

EMAIL children@211info.org

Additional Resources from our Partners

LaneKids  |  Mid-Valley Parent Education Together  |  Ages & Stages Questionnaires (ASQ)

Media Coverage

Metro Parent  |  Portland Family

Maternal, Child and Reproductive Health Services

Whether you need information about women and children's health programs or reproductive and sexual health resources, 211info can help. It’s free, live and confidential.  Our specialists are English-Spanish bilingual and also have access to an interpreter service with 140 languages.

  • pregnancy testing
  • prenatal care
  • family planning
  • immunizations
  • women’s health care
  • fertility services
  • STD screening and treatment

Reaching us is easy. Get in touch with our specialists through the following ways for specific information about health-related services offered in your community.

How to reach a Maternal, Child and Reproductive Health specialist:

DIAL 211 and listen for the health option

TEXT the keyword health to 898211

EMAIL health@211info.org

Komen Treatment Access Program

Komen Oregon & SW Washington and 211info are committed to increasing access to breast cancer services to women in need of assistance. This program reduces transportation barriers for rural women in treatment for breast cancer. Funding is made possible for this program by Susan G. Komen, the largest source of non-profit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.


Women and men in treatment for breast cancer may receive services if they meet all three criteria:

  1. They have limited incomes (less that 250% of the Federal Poverty level).
  2. They live or receive treatment in Oregon or SW Washington (Clark, Cowlitz, Skamania and Klickitat counties).
  3. They must travel more than 25 miles (one way) to treatment.


Eligible women and men may receive the following services if funds are available:

  1. Gas cards for travel to treatment and support services.
  2. The gas, hotel and food assistance is provided in the form of a gift card that is sent directly to the patient’s home address.
  3. Funds for hotel and food expenses if they are staying one or more nights in a hotel.

How to reach a 211info Komen program specialist:

DIAL 211

TEXT your zip code to 898211

EMAIL komen@211info.org

ScreenWise - Breast, Cervical and Heart Screenings

The Oregon ScreenWise Program is a statewide network of providers that offer a variety of breast and cervical cancer screening and cardiovascular services. Our mission is to reduce breast and cervical cancer, cardiovascular disease and other diseases by promoting early detection, risk factor screening, risk reduction support, and access to medical treatment.

If you have questions about getting screened for breast or cervical cancer or heart disease, 211info can help you determine if you qualify for these free services and find the doctor or healthcare facility nearest you. 

To learn more visit the OHA's ScreenWise website.

How to reach a 211info specialist with additional questions about metal emissions in the Portland area:

DIAL 211 and listen for the health option

TEXT your zip code to 898211

EMAIL help@211info.org


Pesticide Information and Complaints


HB 3549 mandates that “the State Department of Agriculture, in consultation with the Pesticide Analytical and Response Center (PARC), shall establish a pesticide incident telephone line for receiving, and facilitating the coordination of public entities’ response to, pesticide-related complaints by the public indicating possible health or environmental effects.” The intent of the Oregon State Legislature is to have this telephone line available to Oregonians 24-hours per day. 

211info is partnering with the Department of Agriculture to bring this hotline to Oregonians. In addition to dialing 211, residents can find answers to questions about pesticides at http://npic.orst.edu/.

How to reach a 211info specialist with additional questions about pesticides or to offer pesticide-related complaints:

DIAL 211 and listen for the health safety option

TEXT your zip code to 898211

EMAIL help@211info.org