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Important Resources

Centralized resource for various assistance programs 
(utilities/ housing/ food/healthcare)  
Oregon and SW Washington 
http://211info.org/

Housing and transportation assistance for low-income Multnomah County residents age 55+
http://www.nwpilotproject.org/programs-outcomes/programs-services.php

Medicaid for low-income adults, or health insurance with tax credit assistance through federal marketplace
Oregon: http://healthcare.oregon.gov/Pages/index.aspx
Washington: https://www.wahealthplanfinder.org/_content/Homepage.html

Oregon Department of Human Services
Food, cash, child care, and refugee assistance for low-income adults and families
https://www.oregon.gov/DHS/Offices/Pages/Self-Sufficiency.aspx
Medicaid, food assistance, and caregiving for people who are blind, disabled, or age 65+
http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/Offices/Pages/Seniors-Disabilities.aspx

Washington Department of Social and Health Services
Food, cash, child care, and refugee assistance; 
Medicaid and caregiving for people who are blind, disabled, or age 65+ 
https://www.dshs.wa.gov/esa/community-services-offices/services-we-offer

Apply for Social Security Retirement, Social Security Disability (SSD) 
and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
https://www.ssa.gov/

Low-cost physical/mental/dental health 
and alternative medicine clinics in the Portland and Vancouver area
http://coalitionclinics.org/about-cchc/
https://www.patientphysiciancoop.com/

Project Access NOW 
(Portland-metro area)
http://www.projectaccessnow.org/about-us/

Connect low-income, uninsured clients to the donated primary and specialty care they need
Pay health insurance premiums for people who qualify for coverage under the 
Affordable Care Act but can’t afford the expenses necessary to access their care.

Connect low-income people being discharged from the hospital to resources such as 
transportation, car seats, and temporary housing to help them get home safely and 
more easily access follow-up care.

Portland-area mental health and addictions services
http://cascadiabhc.org/
http://www.lifeworksnw.org/
https://depaultreatmentcenters.org/
http://www.codainc.org/can-we-help-you/
http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/education/schools/school-of-medicine/departments/clinical-departments/psychiatry/divisions-and-clinics/avel-gordly-center/
https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/local-rehab-resources/oregon/

Mental health emergencies   
https://unityhealthcenter.org/
http://cascadiabhc.org/urgent-and-emergency-services/

Health and social services for people who are living with HIV, 
and people who are part of the LGBTQ and gender non-conforming communities
Oregon: 
https://www.ohsu.edu/xd/health/services/partnership-project/index.cfm 
http://www.cascadeaids.org/
Washington: 
http://www.doh.wa.gov/YouandYourFamily/IllnessandDisease/HIVAIDS/HIVCareClientServices

Prescription assistance
Search by drug name for foundation and drug manufacturer programs: 
http://www.needymeds.org/
Medicare beneficiaries:   
https://www.ssa.gov/medicare/prescriptionhelp/

State programs:
Oregon: 
http://www.oregon.gov/OHA/pharmacy/OPDP/Pages/index.aspx
Washington: 
http://www.hca.wa.gov/free-or-low-cost-health-care/prescription-assistance/alternate-help-prescriptions

Assistance with Medicare coverage options and issues
Oregon:  
http://www.oregon.gov/DCBS/SHIBA/Pages/index.aspx
https://multco.us/services/oregon-medicare-savings-connect
Washington:  
https://www.insurance.wa.gov/about-oic/what-we-do/advocate-for-consumers/shiba/

State Consumer Advocacy
With insurance companies (health, auto, etc) and financial entities (banks, collections agencies, mortgage brokers, etc)
Oregon:  
http://www.oregon.gov/dcbs/Pages/index.aspx
Washington:  
https://www.insurance.wa.gov/

Free or low-cost legal aid
Oregon: 
http://oregonlawhelp.org/
Washington:  
http://www.washingtonlawhelp.org/