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Social Services

  • Local agencies

    Multnomah County Department of Human Services

    • Aging and Disability Helpline: 503-988-3646
    • Mental Health Crisis Line: 1-800-716-9769
    • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 (TTY: 1-800-787-3224)

    The Multnomah County Department of County Human Services provides services for:

    • Families in poverty
    • Homeless youth and families
    • Survivors of domestic violence
    • Seniors
    • Adults with disabilities
    • Veterans
    • Immigrants and refugees
    • People recovering from mental illness and addiction
    • People with developmental disabilities
    • School-based services for children and families 

    State of Oregon Department of Human Services

    Gresham DHS office
    635 SE 223rd Ave., Suite 101
    Gresham, OR 97030

    The State of Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) is Oregon's agency for:

    • Providing food benefits
    • Medical coverage
    • Assistance for people living with physical disabilities
    • Adoption services
    • Child protective services
    • Domestic violence services

    Gresham-area organizations

    Additional resources

    • Child Abuse Information
    • Domestic Violence Information
    • Sexual Violence Information
    Child Abuse Information


    Report child abuse or neglect or call 1-855-7233 (SAFE)

    Get help

    CARES Northwest is a collaborative, community-based medical program for the assessment, treatment and prevention of child abuse.

    Domestic Violence Information
    • Call to Safety: Offers 24-hour resources and support for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. 24-hour crisis line: 1-888-235-5333 
    • El Programa Hispano Católico: UNICA: UNICA is the domestic and sexual violence department at El Programa Hispano Católico. They provide support, advocacy and opportunity for the Latino community.
    • The Gateway Center: Strives to prevent and reduce the impact of intimate partner violence and its subsequent trauma by providing comprehensive, survivor-centered advocacy and services within a welcoming and culturally sensitive environment.
    Sexual Violence Information
    • Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN): RAINN is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. Among its programs, RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE. This nationwide partnership of more than 1,100 local rape crisis centers provides victims of sexual assault with free, confidential services, 24/7. The hotline helps 140,000 sexual assault victims a year and has helped more than one million callers since its inception in 1994.
    • WomenStrength: A program of the Portland Police Bureau. Since 1979, we have provided free self-defense classes and personal safety workshops to people around the Portland area.  We have taught self-defense skills to approximately 30,000 women and teenage girls, and personal safety workshops to more than 100,000 women and men.
  • 211 Info

    211 can help connect individuals and families with services that help many different types of situations, including energy assistance, food programs, housing and shelter, health care, substance abuse counseling, elderly care, parental support, child care, disability support and more.

    For more information, dial 211 or visit