Community Updates

Read the original at Polkio.com here.  Jolene Guzman April 16, 2013 POLK COUNTY -- 211 Family Info -- a resource...
By KATHY ANEY East Oregonian | Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 8:49 pm The 20-something man spoke hesitantly, almost...
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By Amy Wang, The Oregonian If you're a parent in Clackamas, Multnomah or Washington counties, 211 is the new 411....
Media Release Contact: Matt Kinshella Communications Director Email: Matt@211info.org Desk: 503.416.2649 Cell: 619-846-...
 By DEVAN SCHWARTZ H&N Staff Reporter  A statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting...
Users of the 211 can find info on many aid agencies By John Darling for the Mail Tribune A new phone and Internet tool...
Thanks to The News-Review, which recently ran an article about 211, for letting us repost their story. Click here to...
Most Josephine County callers to the 211 social services referral line have requested help in getting benefits from the...
From Anne Butler:  "There is an amazing service for Oregon and Washington called 211info. They have a...
Molly Trotter covers 211 launch in Josephine County. Mike Fieldman, 211info board member and Executive Director of UCAN...
Thanks to The World for a second article about 211 service in Coos and Curry counties.  Check out the progress: A...
Lose your job and can't pay the rent? Need advice on dealing with your out-of-control teen? Just remember three little...
211info CEO Liesl Wendt lends her thoughts on Oregon's economy and how it affects low-income residents: "I don't...
By Alex Paul, Albany Democrat-Herald | Posted: Sunday, June 3, 2012 7:15 am The new Linn, Benton, Lincoln 211...
By Carisa Cegavske The News-Review Douglas County residents who need food or shelter or other crucial assistance can...
Origianlly published on StatesmanJournal.com The local Mid-Valley 211 network joined the rest of the country Feb. 11 to...
211info has been getting a lot of press lately. Among the stories is a recent Oregonian article that addresses the...
The Oregonian's Michelle Cole wrote a telling article about the changing economic life of families living in rural...
Oregon Public Radio gave 211info some great air time on its Nov. 17 Morning Edition news program. They presented a...
Alex Paul of the Albany Democrat-Herald covered the launch of 211 in Linn and Benton counties.
The residents of Marion and Polk counties are excited about the launch of 211 service earlier in the month. The...
Dick Withnell of Keizer and the fundraising chair for the Mid-Valley 211 expansion writes in support of 211 comming to...
NewsLinconlnCounty.com covered the passage of House Bill 3375. Check it out here. 
Though they come from very different parts of Oregon, former 211info board member and current president of ECONorthwest...
In a strongly written tone of support the The News-Review editorial staff is calling for 211 in Douglas County:
Inka Bajandas highlight the current and upcoming role of 211 in Douglas County. Mike Fieldman, Dave Duncombe and Matt...
Alex Paul covers the upcoming 211 service in Linn County, quoting Greg Roe. “Based on a person’s zip code,...
The O covered Human Solutions keeping its warming shelter open another 30 days in "Homeless families welcomed at...
Congrats to Mandy Jones for being featured as a Woman of Influence by the Portland Business Journal. Mandy is the Chair...
Terianne Petzold is the communications and marketing director of our 211 partner in Marion, Polk and Yamhill - the...
Do you need rental assistance? Low-cost medical care? Free clothing or diapers for your infant? Would you like to...
Sponsored by the Urban League of Portland, Walgreens, and the Men’s Health Project, the medical staff on board...
In an effort to offer help to clients on or near the coast, we will open 211 phone lines in Lane and Lincoln this...
There are several resources available to aid in contacting or locating family and friends in Japan. Inquiries...
Earned Income Tax Credit
Millions of Washingtonians and Oregonians work hard but don’t earn much. If you fall into this category, you may...
In response to possible displacements caused by flooding or other tsunami related destruction the Red Cross opened a...
Tsunami Lincoln county
Latest Tsunami updates Updates are still coming in from the Central Coast. Yet, early word is, the best case scenario...
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Is the health fair for you? You, your spouse, or your child could have diabetes and not know it. Among Latino, Asian,...
human services Oregon
Human Services Fair Tualatin Public Library is hosting a free Community Resource Fair taking place this Saturday, March...
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Latino Services Fair Vancouver, WA What The resource fair will include information on employment, educational, social...
emergency preparedness
Cooking in the Dark™ Seminar There has been no shortage of natural disaster tragedies in the past few years. It...
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If you or a client are looking for free urgent dental care and medical care Project Mobile Connect can help. ...
Quick update from Phillip Burn, Director of Family Services: Just a reminder that The Salvation Army will be closed all...
prescription medications
Helping clients understand how to get people the help they need is a critical part of any human service employee's job...
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CASH Oregon, at the Lloyd Center mall In Portland is open six days each week with free tax preparation services. If you...
New Update from Last Week: St. Anthony's shelter (located in Tigard) will be open tonight, February 28, 2011. The...
developmental disabilities
What Project Employ, a training and technical assistance program for young people with intellectual or developmental...
severe weather Portland, severe weather
Follow 211info on Twitter for breaking information.  Remember: Refresh this page if visiting multiple times....
severe weather shelter
Updates 6:30 p.m.: Click the link for additional free transportation options for those seeking shelter in Portland....
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Dial 211 or 503-222-5555 for inquiries.  JOIN JOIN will be offering transport to shelter for those who need a...
severe weather shelter Oregon
Shelters Remember: Refresh this page if visiting multiple times.  Hot links: Central Oregon Clackamas County...
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Donate Contact CityTeam Ministies for all donations of warm clothes and blankets during the extreamly cold weather....
severe weather shelter
Emergency Warming Shelter of the winter, THURSDAY FEBRUARY 18. The Newport Nazarene Church is now the venue, which will...
At 211info's Feb. 11 event last Friday, Denise Swanson of the United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley annouced the...
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The National Weather Service (www.noaa.gov) forecast has shift from snow/rain to some clearing sky's that will drive...
severe weather shelters Portland
After reviewing the forecast for 02/17/11, I want to check in with you regarding the weather. At this time, a Severe...
Two support groups are being offered for parents who have kids with challenging behavior. This group will focus on...
parent support, parent education
Two support groups are being offered for parents who have kids with challenging behavior. This group will focus on...
veterans jobs, veterans job fair Salem
Although Salem is outside our normal area of reporting, we thought we should let everyone know about the Veterans Job...
senior services, senior services Camas
There is a free senior resources and spaghetti luncheon in Camas, Washington on Feb. 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m....
measles Clark County
The information below is from a press release sent out by Clark County last night. For up-to-date information on...
white swan fires
If you are wanting to help the families affected by the devastating fire: Readiness to Learn, MT Adams Case Manager,...
Our friends at Independence Northwest wrote a compelling article about why you might want to consider getting on...
Fix-it Fair Portland
Healthy families, healthy homes. That's something every Portlander can get behind.  For the 24th year, the experts...
food donations, donations, donations Clark County
Clark County is using their 2011 State of the County event to rally people behind the fight against hunger.  The...
human services, human services deschutes
Mobile events that offer free services to those who are homeless or struggling to make ends meet and without access to...
The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners has proclaimed this Friday February 11, 2011 “211 Day” in Lincoln...
In response to the cold weather of late, the Estacada Community Fellowship shelter si opening tonight.  Winter...
heart health, heart health Lincoln city
Did you know that your heart can pump blood to every cell in your body in under a minute? Or that in approximately 1...
SPECIAL EDITION: Given the potential for freezing temperatures (at or about 30 degrees) mid-week, church shelters are...
volunteer opportunity
HandsOn Mid-Willamette Valley's Volunteer Action alert just came across the wire. If you are looking for opportunities...
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Sleep Dentistry of Portland dentists and staff are offering free dental services to those in need on Friday, February...
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If so, you're not alone. Requests for free or low-cost dentistry are always at the top of our list of unmet needs in...
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Did the picture of a pile of money get your attention? It should. The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is your money....
immunization clinics
Nikole Hannah-Jones at The Oregonian had a helpful article about a series of immunization clinics for children who...
Project Homeless Connect
Most of the time, we are telling you about the next big thing in the social services world. But, every once in a while...
The Yamhill Commission on Children and Families asks a pretty provocative question: “Will you give an hour to...
We often hear about job training workshops and resume building seminars. Yet, if you are trying to start fresh and...
Update: The Portland Housing Bureau does not anticipate opening emergency shelters in Multnomah County. However, there...
In response to freezing nights two warming shelters have opened for today and tomorrow. Walk-ins are accepted. Both...
This message is to notify the community about the next Emergency Warming Shelter of the winter, TUESDAY FEBRUARY 1. The...
Tax season is heating up. Yesterday we posted a comprehensive blog post about finding free tax preparation services....
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VOZ Workers’ Rights Education Project is a worker-led organization that empowers immigrants and day laborers to...
food bank clark county, moblie food bank clark county
There is a mobile food bank in north Clark County and the following is the schedule: FIRST Sunday of the month: View...
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Hope on the Hill Need an EDGE in this tough job market? Sharpen your EDGE by attending these job skills classes...
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A free community meal is one of the best resources for those who are hungry. Check out these regular meetings in...
healthy kids, healthy kids oregon, healthy kids application
Healthy Kids has been well publicized. But did you know there are people waiting to help you fill the application out?...
Health Care Jobs Yamhil, job training yamhill
Though this listing is technically in Salem, it is available to those in Yamhill County. In the growing field of health...
housing resources
Housing Resource Fair March 3rd Foreclosure continues to affect thousands and long-term unemployment causes people to...
As we have mentioned before, dental resources are much needed in Oregon. Below is a list of agencies that can help in...
Flu Shots Lincoln county
Flu shots in Lincoln County are in high demand. If you are hoping to avoid getting sick, you might want to check out...
Our partners in Lincoln county have been asked to pass along important information following the shooting on Sunday...
Centro LatinoAmericano would like to invite you to visit their agency and learn more about the services they provide to...
Portland Community College Financial Aid Day for Future Students is coming.  Financial Aid Experts will be...
Energy Assistance | Lincoln Co.
We are well into winter and affording heating bills is an increasing need among callers. We received 5,000 more calls...
A shelter is being set up in Welches for individuals who have been displaced by the flooding. People going to the...
Free dental clark county, free dental services clark county
Free dental dental are extremely difficult to find, so this is a big deal. Schedule an appointment as soon as possible...
This eight hour workshop helps prospective homebuyers learn how to successfully navigate the home buying process....
Help for the homeless Oregon, Help for the homeless vancouver
Every year Project Homeless Connect is one of the most helpful community events for getting access to service for the...
Estacada Warming Center Emergency shelter open Tuesday January 11 and Wednesday, January 12 7pm-8am Hot meals provided...
This message is to notify the community about the next Emergency Warming Shelter of the winter, MONDAY JANUARY 10. The...
Multnomah County has a good list of resources on their CSEC website. From the county: If you believe that you may have...
The National Weather Service is forecasting a "warming trend" to begin mid-week. This may be accompanied by a...
NIHSeniorHealth is a new, easy-to-use website features basic health and wellness information for older adults from the...
We are calling for donations of washable blankets, coats, socks, underwear and warm gloves for area shelters. Potential...
Severe weather shelters for the homeless have been activated in Washington County. Please read the information in the...
  Canby Warming Center and Church 900 Juniper Street, Canby 97013 Will open Thursday night if temperatures below...
The blog below provides is provided by the Astoria Downtown Historic District Association in collaboration with...
Low cost dental Vancouver
A great list of low cost dental resources: dental schools, dentists serving those with special needs and dental clinics...
Check out this week's update about shelters in Washington County.
Free Christmas Dinner
Potluck in the Park's Free Christmas Day Dinner Potluck in the Park’s 17th annual holiday dinner, a free meal...
211 is new to Lincoln County. Click the name of each organization to learn more about these useful resource highlights...
By Alex Paul, Albany Democrat-Herald By next summer, residents of Linn, Benton and Lincoln counties will be able to...
In the document below you will find the activation list on churches that will be open as overnight Severe Weather...
Community Action and Linfield School of Nursing will be offering free flu shots to low-income and/or uninsured...
free meals for Thanksgiving
View or download a list Oregon and Southwest Washington Free Thanksgiving Meal Site Locations. Free meal sites in...
The Women's Winter Warming Center is now open. Check in at Transition Projects, 475 NW Glisan, between 8:30 a.m. and 7:...
From the CRESA blog: Today, the National Weather Service issued its first Winter Storm Warning of this winter for the...
One call provides access to social services… A unique funding arrangement means Lane County residents have...
BY ROB CULLIVAN The Gresham Outlook, Nov 19, 2010 Winter’s arrived a bit early here in Oregon, but folks...
By April Baer Oregon Public Broadcasting The Portland region’s referral hotline for social services is operating...
By KATU Staff PORTLAND, Ore. - The Oregon Trail Chapter of the American Red Cross says it is prepared to open an...
Holiday Assistance Oregon, Holiday Resources Portland
PDFs to print and display holiday assistance offerings in Oregon and Southwest Washington. We will update these...
A great source of flu information from Washington State Department of Health. 
Click the link below to access a PDF of Thanksgiving Community Dinners in Lane County.
The Register-Guard posted this helpful information for Lane County residents: The federal Office of Health and Human...
Veterans jobs in Oregon
November 16 & 17, 2010 - The Veterans Stand Down & Job Fair A free event with access to dozens of employers and...
Veterans enrolled in VA health care may receive their flu shots, free-of-charge. No appointment is necessary. Please...
Holiday and Beyond Job Fair Thursday, October 28, 2010 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm WorkSource Tualatin 7995 SW Mohawk St...
Coast: A high wind warning was in effect until Sunday morning up and down the coast for wind gusts up to 75 mph,...
Southwest Washington Medical Center’s psychiatric unit was expanded during the transition period for voluntary...
Melody Kirk outlines the future of 211 in Klamath county:  211 is coming to Klamath County. 211info is the...
African American Homeownership
African American Alliance for Home Ownership Visit over 50 hoursing professionals. Attend a first-time homeowner/...
Free Dental Care Portland
Oregon Mission of Mercy Free Dental Care in Portland November 22-23, 2010 Oregon Convention Center The Oregon Mission...
Oregon Health Plan
OHP Standard Reservation List now open  Next drawing is on Oct. 20. The Oregon Department of Human Services will...
flu shot
211info continues its partnership with Oregon Public Health Division to offer vaccination site locations during the...
poverty rate Oregon
The Skanner’s Helen Silvis covers poverty and what needs to happen to build a strong middle class. 211info staff...
"Priscilla Gould announced a new United Way-supported program, 211 Lane County (www.211lane.org), that was...
211info received 616 calls regarding landlord/tenant issues so far for the current fiscal year, slightly up from last...
KOIN Local 6 in Portland covers the launch of CO211 and how it is driving call volume up in our Portland call center.
KOIN Local 6 covers the increased call volume of new 2-1-1 callers.  
Referral for comprehensive medical, dental and psychological care on reservations for Native Americans.  
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Cafe serves men, women and children inexpensive, nutritious meals.  
PYB offers a holistic approach to youth development that incorporates high school education, job readiness training,...
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CFAR is a state-licensed outpatient counseling center for substance-abusing youth (ages 13 to 22) and their families.
Local independent journalist Raymond Rendleman, who has been doing research on the recent spate of Home Mortgage...
Portland City Commissioner Fish congratulates 211info.  
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Recently, a guest column penned by Portland resident Alan Moore outlined the programs available to people who...
Local homeowners may still be at risk of losing their homes because of a weak economy that’s been a follow-up to...
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The Skanner profiles the role of 211info in the Portland area. Matt Kinshella is interviewed and gives an overview of...
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An in-depth look at the mortgage fraud press conference at 211info.
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As Oregon cracks down on mortgage fraud, a press conference at 211info highlights the role of help lines like 2-1-1 and...
The United Way of Lane County has shifted its community investment model. This change will help fund the 2-1-1 phone...
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Warm weather can be dangerous to the city's more vulnerable populations. Read about avoiding the blistering heat.
211 is coming to Lane County.
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211info board members Michael Schultz and Martin Taylor make the case for a statewide 2-1-1 system and how it would aid...
Some solutions for finding a quality family therapist.
Oregon Emergency Management addresses 211info op-ed in The Oregonian.
211info partnered with Better World as part of efforts to serve Oregonians in the H1N1 flu epidemic.