Central Oregon Resource Directory was launched in March of this year in response to the need for centralized information in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. The website features resources from Warm Springs to La Pine.
Family Access Network advocates are available to help families with children ages 0 – 18 navigate the social service system. Advocates will work closely with those affected by the COVID crisis due to job loss, barriers to education, access to health care, etc. All families with children, regardless of if they are in public school can access services.
Every Child is partnering with the Department of Human Services to launch My NeighbOR, an initiative to help foster families meet the critical needs of youth in foster care. This initiative mobilizes 36 counties to step forward and match community goods and services with youth in foster care.
Deschutes County for Women, Infant and Children (WIC), is a program that helps pregnant women, new mothers, and young children eat well, learn about nutrition, and stay healthy. WIC provides nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding support, nutritious foods, and help accessing health care.
Internet Bill Coverage provided for families who experienced loss of income due to the pandemic. The government is allocating $50/month to those who qualify.
Deschutes County and several of its cities are working to reduce the spread of COVID-19 among vulnerable populations by offering a new map that shows the locations of hand-washing stations, public restrooms, free Wi-Fi hotspots and more.