Financial assistance from Oregon Salvation Army.

The Oregon Salvation Army provides a number of emergency financial assistance programs to residents as funding allows. They do their best to address and help pay for the basic human needs of free food, shelter, offer help with rent rent, clothing and medical care. The special seasonal programs include free back to school supplies, Easter, Thanksgiving meals, a Family Store and even Christmas toys. Learn more about these financial assistance programs, as well as how to get case management and other aid from the Salvation Army centers listed below in Oregon.

Housing, rent, and utility bill assistance

A number of housing and energy bill programs are offered. The Salvation Army provides both current renters and the homeless with transitional, short and long-term housing, and more support to those in need. Services that are provided across Oregon include.

Motel or Free Hotel Vouchers - Whether a family is evicted or if a natural disaster destroys a home, The Salvation Army in Oregon is often able to provide transitional housing, including free short-term motel vouchers. This is an emergency program which will give people a safe place to stay until they can find longer term solutions. Money for paying security deposits and first month’s rent can be provided as well to help people get settled into a new home or apartment.

Emergency rental help - If you are within a week or so of eviction, then a small amount of cash assistance may be available from time to time to Oregon families. Funds are provided in a crisis to help stop an imminent eviction. Find more details on emergency same day rent assistance.

Shelters - The Salvation Army provides transitional, severe weather shelters, and short and long-term housing to both men and women. Some resources focus on veterans and others can help women escape from domestic violence.

 

 

 

 

Utility bill assistance, in particular help with paying heating bills, can be provided by the Salvation Army to low income families. One of the primary resources available is the Oregon HEAT program. Almost 30 non-profit agencies, including the Salvation Army, can refer seniors, disabled and low income families to this energy assistance program. Emergency assistance is offered during the winter months from HEAT. However if someone is facing disconnection, as maybe they are experiencing a short term financial hardship, then other financial aid may be provided too. Locate additional Oregon utility assistance programs.

Other Family Services offered in Oregon include referrals to federal government and public aid, prescription medication vouchers, and limited transportation assistance or gasoline vouchers. There are also low cost thrift stores at the Salvation Army sites. The items above are just a small sampling of the financial assistance programs offered by the Salvation Army in Oregon.

Oregon Salvation Army free seasonal support or food

The Oregon Salvation Army’s free holiday and school supply assistance programs, such as Adopt a Family or Christmas Angel, will allow local community members to get a hand up during the holidays. The Christmas Angel program does wonders to brighten the lives of thousands of low income children by providing them with gifts to open during Christmas. The Adopt a Family program offered in Oregon provides clothing, free food, and household items.

Toys for Tots is also administered in Oregon, and the Salvation Army is a key partner of this program. The US Marine Corps takes a leading role, but it can provide free Christmas presents as well as gifts to young children as well as struggling families. There are also other toy programs for Christmas available.

 

 

 

 

There are also two other key programs from the Salvation Army in Oregon. A big one is the free school supply, uniforms, and backpack assistance. They help students from all backgrounds prepare for the year. Almost all locations also provide free food, groceries, and household supplies from food pantries as well as soup kitchens. The Oregon Salvation Army works to feed the hungry, homeless, unemployed, and less fortunate.

Oregon Salvation Army Family Service Centers

Regardless of age, faith, ethnicity, or religion, the Salvation Army tries to help. Whether direct financial aid for bills or living expenses, or low cost items at the thrift store, there are resources at the thrift stores and social services. The main counties as well as Oregon cities are below. Or find even more Salvation Army locations in Oregon at the bottom of this list.

Albany Salvation Army
Address: 345 Columbus SE
Albany, Oregon 97321
Phone number - 541-928-4774
The center supports all of Linn County. The Salvation Army may have vouchers for food or seasonal supplies, hot meals, government grants for heating bills, and other services.

Bay Communities
Center address - 124 SE 1st Street
Newport, OR 97365
Call the center at 541-389-8888

 

 

 

Bend Salvation Army corps
Mailing location is PO Box 6177
Bend, Oregon 97708
Dial 541-389-8888 for information
Several social services are available. Some include financial aid for utilities, rent, free clothing, and other basic needs.

Cascade DHQ
8495 SE Monterey Ave
Happy Valley, Oregon 97086
503-794-3200

Columbia County and Saint Helen
This is a regional service. Most of the support will be a referral. however it is an option. Use the list above to find a location.

Coos Bay
1155 Flanagan Ave
Coos Bay, Oregon 97420
541-888-5202

Corvalis and Benton County
Emergency Family Services can help qualified low income families. The church, Christian charity groups has loans, a thrift store, vouchers, and other support.

Eugene
Main address: 640 W. 7th Ave
Eugene, Oregon 97402
Primary phone number - 541-343-3328.

Grants Pass
Primary location is 115 NE Evelyn St.
Grants Pass, Oregon 97528
Call 541-955-1017

Hillsboro area Tualatin Valley Citadel
351 SE Oak St.
Hillsboro, Oregon 97123
Telephone number is 503-640-4311.

Northeastern Oregon including La Grande and Baker City
there are a few locations in this region. Everything from low cost Family Stores to summer Camps, holiday meals, and emergency financial help for paying bills is offered.

Salvation Army of McMinnville
Address - 1950 SW 2nd St.
McMinnville, OR 97128
503-472-1009
In addition to this center, there are additional locations in nearby counties such as Tillamook. Basic needs, including food, shelter and holiday programs are run.

 

 

 

 

Medford
304 Beatty St.
Medford, Oregon 97501
Main number - 541-773-6965
To learn more on services, call them.

Pendleton Corps location
Primary address is 150 SE Emigrant
Pendleton, OR 97801
Call for hours and information 541-276-3369. The Salvation Army Centers support all of northwestern Oregon, including the nearby regions of Grant, Morrow County, and other towns and cities.

Oregon City
Salvation Army financial assistance programs operate across Clackamas County and nearby town. Low income families, the homeless and others can get support.

Portland Metro Department and Multnomah County region
Location is 8495 SE Monterey Ave
Happy Valley, OR 97086
Call 503-794-3294

  • Or try Silvercrest Residence, Location is 1865 NE Davis, Portland, OR 97232, 503-236-2320
  • Portland Tabernacle is based at Main address is 211 NE 18th Avenue, Portland, OR 97232, Phone number is 503-239-1224. There are several other Salvation Army centers in Portland Oregon and Multnomah County. They are the leading locations in the state and offer emergency assistance, referrals, meals, housing, and more.
  • Salvation Army of Rose Center is at 211 NE 18th St., Portland, OR 97232. Call 503-239-1221
  • Moore Street Community & Worship Center address is at 5325 N. Williams Ave., Portland, OR 97217. Main Phone number is 503-493-3925.
  • Gresham Corps Family Services and Thrift store: 473 SE 194th., Portland, Oregon 97233. Dial 503-618-8270. Everything from school supplies to emergency shelters may be administered.
  • There is the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center at 139 SE MLK Blvd., Portland, OR 97214. Call 971-230-5300 for hours and information.
  • Salvation Army Female Emergency Shelter / SAFES in Portland - Call the center at 503-227-8681

Roseburg
Location is 3130 NE Stephens
Roseburg, Oregon 97470
Main number - 541-672-6581
The center supports the county and nearby regions such as Josephine.

Salem Citadel
Location is 1230 Winter St. NE
Salem, OR 97303
Primary number of Salvation Army center is 503-399-0206.
This center covers Polk and nearby regions such as Marion County.

Springfield Corps location
1275 Mill St.
Springfield, Oregon 97477
541-747-6229

The Dalles
623 E 3rd St.
The Dalles, OR 97058
Dial 541-296-6417 for information on services. This center also focuses on addressing warmth by offering as or heating bill help.

 

 

 

 

Camp Kuratli at Trestle Glen
24751 SE Hwy 224
Boring, OR 97009
Phone number is 503-637-5026

West Women's & Children's Shelter, offered by Salvation Army
Phone number is 503-239-1254

Veterans and Family Center of Salvation Army
Address - 14825 SW Farmington Rd
Beaverton, OR 97007
Call 503-239-1259

White Shield Salvation Army Center
503-239-1248

 

By Jon McNamara

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