Emergency Resources

FACING AN EMERGENCY? See below for help with food, domestic violence, housing, and mental health crises. If you need help from a category not featured here, try the “Comprehensive Resource Guides,” which feature a multitude of resources for a wide variety of topics.
  • Comprehensive Resource Guides
  • Domestic Violence
  • Food
  • Housing / Shelter
  • Mental Health Crises
Emergency Resources

Comprehensive Resource Guides

Where to Turn: A Family Resource Directory for
East Multnomah County

This book is a comprehensive family resource directory or services in East Multnomah County and can be purchased at the MHCC bookstore for under $10.00. It is updated annually but recent versions are all good.
Oregon SafeNetconnects low-income Oregon residents with health care and social services in their communities. Services in English & Spanish with the AT&T Language Line for other languages.503-988-5858
or 1-800-723-3638
8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
211info provides Information & Referral services for callers from Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington. 211infowill connect you with appropriate and available referrals to find the help you need.2-1-1


Clackamas Service Center
Food Boxes Monday – Thursday 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Clothing Tuesday/Thursday 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Hot meals Monday – Thursday at 5pm
Lunches 10 a.m. – noon.
Call for more info!
St. Vincent de Paul
Offers many services, including food programs, emergency financial assistance, emergency transportation, disaster relief, thrift stores, job training, counseling, and more.
Snow-Cap Community Charities
Provides food, clothing, advocacy and other services to the poor. SnowCap is located behind Rockwood United Methodist Church at 17805 SE Stark. Families are served 10 to 2 Monday through Friday.

Housing / Shelter

Housing Connections You can use this site to help locate housing in Clackamas, Clark, Multnomah, and Washington counties. It allows users to search for subsidized housing, Section 8 and private market housing.503-802-8562
8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Human Solutions
(Serves east of 82nd Ave)
MISSION: To help low-income and homeless families gain self sufficiency by providing affordable housing, family support services, job-readiness training and economic development opportunities.
Central City Concern 503 294-1681
My Father’s House (Gresham)(503) 492-3046
Portland Rescue Mission503-MISSION
Council for the Homeless (Clark County)360-993-9561