The resources will vary by center and season, but the Salvation Army may be able to offer funds for paying for bills or basic needs. Assistance is offered in southwest Oregon including Douglas, Josephine, and Curry County. Any type of aid is very limited and will come with a stringent application process.
Some of the services in the region include the following. In some cases, these resources may be administered along with the Divisional Emergency Services Office in Portland Oregon or government offices.
Fully Comprehensive Emergency Assistance and Services can provide qualified low income families with a diverse type of needs. The non-profit may offer clothing, free food boxes, gently used household items and furniture. In some cases utility bill (Oregon HEAT), rent and prescription assistance may be offered if and when funds are available.
Much of the energy bill assistance is offered from their non-profit partner Oregon HEAT. The Salvation Army in Josephine works them and other local fuel funds in an effort to assist low-income families. HEAT can provide those that qualify with emergency, one time energy bill assistance during the colder winter months in Oregon. The Salvation Army corps centers run it locally, and the money for it comes the non-profit Oregon HEAT.
Assistance can help keep a local household’s primary heating source active. Whether you use natural gas, electricity, oil, or propane, funds may be offered from the Salvation Army and the Oregon HEAT program. The funding is very limited and donations from the community and local businesses are used to fund it.
Douglas and Josephine Special Services consist of local units that assist in addressing emergencies that involve minor issues. The particular Salvation Army services are conducted around the state through social service and religious resources. Most of these are paid for by voluntary contributions of money and time from individuals. Contact a center for information on what they may be able to provide.
For children going back to school, the Salvation Army may have supplies. The amount of aid is limited as well as what is available, so request support early, well before the season starts. There may be items such as uniforms, school supplies, and notebooks. Examples of what may be offered by Salvation Army will include pre-packed backpacks by student grade level.
The Salvation Army and its corps Community Center are one of the main programs administered. The agency serves both adults and youth by offering worship activities, educational and recreation. Case managers from the organization oversee social adjustment, personal growth, supplementary education, camping, and volunteer services. Call the centers at 541-672-6581.
Thanksgiving and Christmas assistance is almost always the busiest season and the most requests for help come in. The staff from the Salvation Army try to do the most good for people in Douglas County and nearby towns.
The fall and winter months are considered the season of giving. So the agency collects donations of gifts, coats, and toys for children. Free meals may be served as well to ensure families or struggling seniors experience holiday joy. Some of the main resources offered during this time of the year are the Angel Tree Program, Adopt-a-Family, and also free holiday food baskets.
Shelter and transitional housing solutions are available too in Oregon. The Salvation Army has partnerships and information on sites that allow individuals and families to stay while they develop skills and regain financial stability. The centers offered time for clients to become self-sufficient.
A number of other social services and emergency aid is available too. It ranges from things such as disaster assistance programs to referrals to government benefits such as food stamps or weatherization. Case managers can be a great resource for information on Josephine County area charity programs.
Locations of the centers are as follows.
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