General Assistance

Financial Aid & Child Care

Scholarships at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend

We are excited to be able to help more families join the Club by offering scholarships that apply directly to program fees. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend uses a sliding scale to offer a variety of scholarships ranging from partial to full ride scholarships for the entire program season. The application for scholarships is included within the program registration. When applying to join the program simply select, “I need to apply for scholarship” and provide us with a proof of income, this could be a bank statement, pay stub, or W-2. We will take care of the rest and include your scholarship with the program offer.


Food Security

Bend La-Pine School District has partnered with us to provide all of our Club members with daily meals at the Club at no extra charge to our families.

The Giving Plate has partnered with our Club to provide weekly meal kits to take home for those experiencing food insecurity.

Pandemic EBT provides families financial support to cover the cost of groceries while your children are missing free meals during school closures. This benefit is provided to ALL families whose children receive free and reduced-price school meals in Oregon. If you already get SNAP or free school meals, you’ll get the benefits automatically. If you weren’t getting help before the pandemic, apply online for free school meals at Apply for SNAP at

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Housing Resources

Thrive Central Oregon​ has received funds to help with rent and mortgage payments! Specifically, individuals and families eligible for this rental assistance must be within Bend or Redmond city limits, financially impacted by COVID-19, and under 60% AMI.

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Bethlehem Inn remains committed to providing a safe place to stay for the adults and children in Central Oregon amidst the COVID-19 crisis. In response to the coronavirus, they are following the most current directives and recommendations from our public health and government authorities. The Inn is modifying some work practices to enhance the health and safety of staff, residents, volunteers and community members.

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Shepherd’s House will continue to provide critically needed services to the Central Oregon homeless community, and to anyone in need during this state of emergency. Services include: food, clothing, supplies, and walk-up help at Shepherd’s House Ministries.

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Family Resources

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.

Foster Care Assistance

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.

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211Info is being updated with child care provider closures and increased capacity with the assistance of Neighbor Impact Child Care Resources. Parents are highly encouraged to access 211 Info when seeking care options. Child Care Resources is maintaining a list of providers who have openings and/or expanded capability and those that have opted temporary closure.

To speak with a Parent Educator about child care resources:

  • CALL 211 or 1-866-698-6155
  • TEXT keyword “children” or “ninos” to 898211 (TXT211)
  • HOURS Monday-Friday 7am-11pm; Saturday-Sunday 8am-8pm

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