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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 
    • Bradley-Angle House: Bradley-Angle House provides emergency shelter and options for healing to women and children escaping domestic violence. The 24-hour crisis line is a resource for everyone and all services at Bradley-Angle House are confidential.
    • Domestic Violence Resource Center (Hillsboro): Strives to eliminate domestic violence in all its forms and empower communities to become safer by delivering effective services, raising public awareness, and providing expertise.
    • 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.             
    • Multnomah County Domestic Violence Office: Provides the community with a resource for the prevention and intervention of domestic violence. As a community resource, the Coordinator provides information, consultation, and technical assistance to community groups who want to address this important issue. 
    • Raphael House of Portland Crisis Line: Offering shelter to women and children fleeing domestic violence since 1977. Women and children access shelter, food, clothing, transportation, support groups, and individual support at our Hedco Emergency Shelter. In-House crisis line: 503-222-6222.
    • National Domestic Violence Hotline: Help is available to callers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Hotline advocates are available for victims and anyone calling on their behalf to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, information, and referrals to agencies in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. Assistance is available in English and Spanish, with access to more than 140 languages through interpreter services.
    • Native American Family Healing Circle: Supports families impacted by domestic and sexual violence by providing advocacy, referrals, and support groups. We work with local programs to facilitate safety planning and placement, provide transportation and emergency hotel vouchers, and assure the practice of culturally relative services. We also provide assistance with filling out and filing Temporary Restraining Orders and Child Custody Orders, as well as with housing and benefit issues.
    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