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Resources for students

Information and referral

  • Community Action Partnership
    Oregon’s Poverty Fighting Network
    Use the FIND online database to locate the most current information about social services in Washington County.
  • 221 Info
    Need help? 211 info provides 2-1-1 service (info and referral) for the three county Portland Metro and Four county Southwest Washington areas. Through direct telephone assistance to those in need, 211 info helps people help themselves in times of crisis and acts as a catalyst for positive change.
  • Catholic Charities Oregon
    Catholic charities brings hope, resources and advocacy to the poor and most vulnerable among us regardless of faith, race, marital status or condition in life.
  • Black United Fund
    The Black United Fund of Oregon, Inc., founded in 1983, is a publicly supported nonprofit organization engaged in philanthropy, community development, and other initiatives that address unmet needs in low-income communities. Charitable grants are awarded to nonprofit agencies that address critical issues with original and creative strategies designed to foster long-term solutions and support the health and welfare of children and families, promote cultural awareness, protect human rights, and stimulate economic development.

Crisis lines

  • Portland Women’s Crisis Line
    Business Office: 503-232-9751 (9am-5pm)24/7 Crisis Line: 503-235-5333PWCL provides immediate access to: Crisis Intervention, Advocacy and Support, Safety Planning, In-person response for survivors of sexual violence, Information and referral, Emergency housing resources, Danger to Safety transportation assistance, Agency and Community Support Groups.
  • Oregon SafeNet
    1-800-723-3638 (SAFENET) – A helpline for information about food stamps, WIC, the Oregon Health Plan, low cost medical help, immunizations, and women’s health needs.


  • Planned Parenthood
    Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) is many things to many people. We are a trusted health care provider, an informed educator, a passionate advocate, and a global partner helping similar organizations around the world. Planned Parenthood delivers vital health care services, sex education, and sexual health information to millions of women, men, and young people.
  • Boys and Girls Aid
    Pregnancy questions: Know your options. All-options counseling, caring staff, non-judgmental, confidential support, adoption services.
  • Oregon Health Plan
    The Oregon Health Plan (OHP) provides health care coverage to low-income Oregonians through programs administered by the Division of Medical Assistance Programs (DMAP). Currently, more than 380,000 people each month receive health care coverage through the Oregon Health Plan.
  • Medicine Assistance Tool
    The Partnership for Prescription Assistance (now Medicine Assistance Tool) brings together America’s pharmaceutical companies, doctors, other health care providers, patient advocacy organizations and community groups to help qualifying patients who lack prescription coverage get the medicines they need through the public or private program that’s right for them. Many will get them free or nearly free.
  • Pfizer Pathways
    Pfizer Pathways offers patient assistance programs to people without prescription coverage. These programs provide: Savings on Pfizer medicines, regardless of age or income; or Free Pfizer medicines for people with limited incomes who qualify.
  • Virginia Garcia Clinic
    Provides primary health care, maternity care, parenting classes, and migrant outreach.