Josephine County assistance programs.

The place to turn to for help with bills, rent, mortgage, and foreclosure assistance is United Community Action Network (UCAN). Learn more about the assistance programs below, as well as programs and non-profits that can help with other needs. In addition, find who to call for help.

Mortgage and rent payments - The agency may be able to help qualified individuals with paying their mortgage or rent if the applicant to the program has an eviction notice or a referral from another charity, non-profit or similar agency that is aware of your personal situation. The agency cannot help you with your housing expenses if the applicant does not have an eviction notice or some type of referral from another local agency.

Phone bills - They will refer people to a program known as the Oregon Telephone Assistance Programs. Click here to learn more.

Federal government/Oregon Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) - The program and community action agency can help with any type of heat, and the program is open to low to moderate income families and individuals. The assistance program will generally have funding available to help pay electric, heating, gas, or fuel oil bills to prevent disconnection of service for those who need help.

Homeless prevention - This may be more innovate products such as refundable loans for paying rent or security deposits, counseling with the land lord or tenant, and other services.

Contact the United Community Action Network (UCAN) at (541-672-3421). Or read more.

Food assistance in Josephine County

There are several local charities, non-profits, churches and other places to turn to for free food and groceries in Josephine and Grants Pass Oregon. The options include those listed immediately below.

  • DORCAS, Cave Junction, 265 Old Stage Rd PO Box 1282 Cave Junction
  • DORCAS, Grants Pass, 1360 NE 9th Street Grants Pass





  • First Christian Church, 568 SW Foundary Grants Pass
  • Gospel Rescue Mission (men), 244 NE 'E' Street Grants Pass
  • St. Vincent DePaul-St. Frederick's, 2757 SE 7th St. Grants Pass
  • Illinois Valley Open Door, 18250 Redwood Hwy. Selma,

Information and limited financial assistance

The Grants Pass Oregon Salvation Army (phone (541) 955-1017) is always one of the phone calls an individual or family in need should make. They are always a great resource to use to learn about local assistance programs, charities, non-profit organizations, and other places to turn to. From time to time the organization may even have some funds they can distribute to people facing a crisis. Such as the occasional funds to pay rent, utility bills (such as water and heating), prescription medications, and other aid. Read more Salvation Army Josephine County

The Salvation Army can offer other aid and support as well. Often times case managers can also refer people to such programs as Oregon foreclosure assistance. they partner with local charities, credit counseling groups and other organizations. Click here for additional mortgage programs in Josephine and Oregon.

Short term rent assistance and other related services, such as legal aid to stop an eviction, is available. Any funding issues is combined with case management. Find help with everything from a deposit to back rent to stop homelessness or vouchers for short term lodging at a motel. Learn more.

Lifeline Ministry from River Valley Community Church - Resources range from gasoline vouchers to medications and home repairs, including for trailers. The charity may also provide medications, clothing, food, and emergency financial aid for certain bills. More on River Valley Community Church programs.







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