Getting Families Started

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Government supports I Resources for families  I Culturally-specific support

County, state, and federal programs

Many government programs serve children with special health needs. Eligibility varies by program and location. 

Community Developmental Disabilities Programs

Early Intervention and Early Special Education

Home visiting programs

CaCoon nurse program

Mental health system for children/teens

Supplemental Security Disability Income - online application

Special Education (K-12): Contact the student's home school district

Resources for families 

   English referral form   Formulario de invitación 

Family support organizations

Black Parent Initiative

Birth anomaly resource sheets

Workshops, seminars, and parenting classes

LBGQT families: PFLAG chapters  Q Center

Native American families: NIPIC National Indian Parent Information Center   NARA Native American Rehabilitation Association 

Cultural Services Directory:  Database of grassroots organizations in NW Oregon and SW Washington

Supports for immigrant families

Almost all refugees and many immigrants come to Oregon via Portland. After they are resettled can move anywhere in Oregon.  This map shows the timeline and agencies that help with refugee and immigrant resettlement in the Portland area. Resettlement Services Map    Service Map Instructions and Description Personalize your Fillable Service Map 

African: IRCO Africa House, Lutheran Community Services Northwest (LCSNW) Pathways to Wellness, Catholic Charities Immigrant and Refugee Services, AYCO African Youth and Community Organization Disability access and health care  resources

Asian: IRCO Asian Family Center, LCSNW Pathways to Wellness, Catholic Charities Immigrant and Refugee Services

Islamic: Islamic Social Services of Oregon State (I-SOS), LCSNW Pathways to Wellness

Latino/Hispanic: Padres en Acción/Parent in Action,  LCSNW Pathways to Wellness, Catholic Charities Immigrant and Refugee Services, Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization IRCO  

Russian/Slavic: Ecumenical Ministries Russian Oregon Social Services, Impact NW Slavic Community Services, Catholic Charities Immigrant and Refugee Services, LCSNW Pathways to Wellness

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