Statewide Resources

General Resources:

 

211info – A nonprofit organization funded by state and municipal contracts, foundations, United Ways, donations and community partners in Oregon and Southwest Washington. 211info empowers Oregon and Southwest Washington communities by helping people identify, navigate and connect with the local resources they need.

 

Disability Services:

 

The Office of Developmental Disabilities – ODDS strives to support choices of individuals with disabilities and their families within communities by promoting and providing services that are person-centered and directed, flexible, community inclusive, and supportive of the discovery and development of each individual’s unique gifts, talents and abilities.

Community Developmental Disabilities Programs by County – CDDP’s provide Case Management services to assess needs, facilitate delivery of services to meet needs, and monitor services delivered to individuals in each county – for adults and children, who live in a variety of settings including their own or family home, Adult Foster Homes, and 24-Hour Residential Group Homes.  (Link provides a complete list of CDDP’s by county.)

Support Services Brokerages – Provide Case Management services for Adults who live in their own or family home. (Link provides a complete list of Brokerages in each area.)

Adult Day Services – Adult day centers provide services to people who are disabled and/or confused or have memory loss. Participants socialize, eat nutritious meals and sometimes receive health services. (Link provides a list of certified and registered adult day services.)

Aging and Disability Resource Connection of Oregon – Connects seniors and people with disabilities to local information and services.

 

Rights, Advocacy and Protections:

 

Disability Rights Oregon – DRO provides tools and advocacy strategies to Oregonians with disabilities for upholding their civil rights.

Arc of Oregon – Together with its network of members and affiliated chapters, advocates for the rights and full community participation of all children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities – OCDD engages in systems change, capacity building and advocacy activities all to improve the lives of Oregonians with developmental disabilities.

Oregon DD Coalition – Advocates for DD services on behalf of and with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families, and support organizations in Oregon.

 

Health and Health Care:

The Oregon Health Plan – OHP provides health care coverage for Oregonians from all walks of life.

The Oregon Health Authority – OHA is at the forefront of lowering and containing costs, improving quality and increasing access to health care in order to improve the lifelong health of Oregonians.

The Oregon Public Health Division provides programs, statistics, policy development and other services to build healthy communities and educate Oregonians about preventing chronic diseases, the importance of health screenings, and managing illnesses. Programs include:

The Oregon Office on Disability and Health – OODH works to improve the health and quality of life of Oregonians with disabilities through improved access to health care, health promotion, and increased community resources.

The University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at Oregon Health & Science University – The OHSU UCEDD has a nearly 50-year history of celebrating and improving the lives of people with disabilities throughout Oregon.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Oregon – NAMI of Oregon is a statewide grassroots organization that is dedicated to improving quality of life for individuals living with mental illness, as well as their families and loved ones. Check out their mental health resources here.

Taking Charge of My Health Care Toolkit – This toolkit is designed to provide self-advocates with knowledge, skills and tools to learn about how to better advocate for their own health and health care. It is an online resource created in collaboration with the Oregon Self Advocacy Coalition (OSAC), the Oregon Office on Disability and Health (OODH), and the University Center in Excellence on Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). The toolkit can be found in two places:

Housing:

Oregon Housing and Community Services – OHCS is Oregon’s housing finance agency, providing financial and program support to create and preserve opportunities for quality, affordable housing for Oregonians of lower and moderate income.

The Oregon Housing Alliance – unites people who are dedicated to increasing resources to meet our housing needs.

 

Employment:

Supported Employment through Oregon Office of Developmental Disabilities Services – ODDS offers Supported Employment Services that may help you find an integrated job in your community.

Employment First – Oregon’s philosophy and policy based on the presumption that working age adults and youth with I/DD can work in jobs fully integrated in the community.

Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation Services – Is a statewide resource for people with disabilities and is part of the Department of Human Services. VR assists individuals with disabilities in getting and keeping a job that matches their skills, interests and abilities.

Oregon APSE – The state’s chapter of a national non-profit organization that supports Employment First to facilitate the full inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace and community.

Sports and Recreation:

Special Olympics Oregon – Helps those with intellectual disabilities become accepted and valued members of their communities, which leads to a more respectful and inclusive society for all.

Adventures Without Limits – Provides access to outdoor adventure to all people – regardless of their ability level, socio-economic status, gender, ethnicity, or age.

Oregon Adaptive Sports – Oregon Adaptive Sports provides life-changing outdoor recreation experiences to individuals with disabilities.

 

Family Supports:

The Oregon Consortium of Family Networks – OCFN is a tool that parents can use to become healthier family units, stronger advocates for their children, and active in their communities.

FACT Oregon – Empowers Oregon families experiencing disability in their pursuit of a whole life by expanding awareness, growing community, and equipping families.

 

 

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