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Polk County Oregon assistance programs.

Find the leading charities, churches, and DHS Dallas Oregon government assistance programs for both emergency financial aid as well as free items. There are programs that can provide support such as free healthcare or rent help along with electric or heating bill assistance. The government offers cash aid, disability assistance and more while charities in Polk County Oregon can give free food from pantries, school supplies, or even medical care from clinics.

Vulnerable groups in the Dallas Oregon area can be assisted too. This includes residents such as the elderly, who can get Meals on Wheels or medications. The disabled can get help applying for SSI, loans, or medical equipment loaned items. In addition, there may be free Christmas toys for single moms, daycare vouchers, and other support.

Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency assistance

If you need help in Polk County or Dallas Oregon, the place to contact is the Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency. They are a non-profit organizations that provides information on available assistance programs, and may be able to provide short term assistance to those who need help. They offer a few programs for people who are facing eviction, who may currently be homeless, or are low income. The options include.

  • Polk County Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Program - This resource provides rental assistance and housing aid to very low-income families for a twelve-month period of time, with case management services, counseling, and more also part of the package. (503) 623-8429
  • ARCHES Transitional Housing Program – This is a service that provides rental assistance, housing placement assistance, case management, and counseling, and more to families and individuals who are currently homeless in Dallas and Polk County Oregon. Eligible participants of this program will need to be experiencing numerous barriers to accessing and maintaining appropriate housing. (503) 399-9080





  • Last, but not least, for housing aid is the so called Housing Stabilization Program. This option provides both financial assistance and case management to those families at risk of becoming homeless and currently homeless families. Participants for this program must have children in the home under the age of 18, and the phone number to dial is (503) 399-9080.
  • Case managers address with clients how they can get debt help. the Polk County community action agency offers tips on medical or credit card bills, auto loans, and hardship programs. Whether a payment plan, deferral, or some other support, help is offered. Even find details on consolidating debt with peer to peer loans.
  • The community action agency runs the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). This program provides heating bill and fuel assistance payments, client education, budget and debt counseling, utility liaison activities, disconnection crisis assistance, and more for low-income, elderly and disabled clients. Learn more on LIHEAP energy and light bill assistance.
  • Weatherization assistance - This federal government assistance program serves low-income and senior citizens by offering energy bill conserving assistance. Clients can access weatherization services including weather-stripping of doors and windows, wall and ceiling insulation, floor, duct insulation and sealing, water heater insulation, caulking, and other conservation measures. Call (503) 585-6232.

Help for paying bills, rent, food, and other aid

Dallas Seventh Day Adventist Community Center is located at 589 SW Birch Street, Dallas, Oregon 97338, phone (503) 623-5872. This non-profit can offer emergency free food, clothing and other aid for those who need help in the Dallas area of Oregon.





H2O - Help & Hope To Others is a local, emergency food pantry for the entire Polk County Oregon area. 451 SE Maple Street, Dallas, Oregon 97338, main number is (503) 831-4736

Grand Ronde Community Resource Center organizes a supplemental food distribution program, provides senior meals, referrals, and a food bank is located at the center. Call (503) 879-5731

Ella Curan Food Bank – Stop by for free food and groceries, from 3-5 days worth. 840 N Main Street, Independence, Oregon 97351, telephone (503) 838-1276

DHS in Dallas Oregon and Polk County provides social services and public aid. Low income residents, the unemployed and those in poverty are the main beneficiaries. The address is 190 W Ellendale Ave, Dallas, OR 97338.

The resources are low income benefits. This may be section 8 housing, Medicaid, SNAP food stamps, free daycare vouchers for toddlers or babies and more. They also help residents with disabilities and coordinate assisted living, coordinate in home care, and many other social as well as human services. Phone: (503) 623-5526.

Monmouth Christian Church – A food pantry offers food and meals to people in the Monmouth area who are in need of assistance. Distribution of aid is done in Heritage Hall which is in Monmouth Christian Church. 959 Church Street West, Monmouth, OR 97361, dial (503) 838-1145

Saint Vincent De Paul - This charity and its partner churches provide services to Polk County, Dallas, and residents of the entire Mid-Willamette Valley. Various emergency assistance programs are offered, including food, meals, and possible financial help for bills or rent. Other resources include free gently used clothing, resources for seniors and they are an Oregon application site for food stamps and Medicaid. The St. Vincent also sells items from the low cost thrift store. More on Polk County Society of Saint Vincent de Paul.

Polk Community Free Clinic At Trinity Lutheran Church – The low income and uninsured may receive basic care. The church has an Acute Care Clinic offering acute and chronic care for illness. This can me medical help for diabetes, cancer, or other conditions. A chiropractic clinic as well as a free dental care clinic that provides cleanings and extractions are at the center. There may be a waiting list for services. 320 SE Fir Villa Road, Dallas, OR 97338, telephone (503) 990-8772. Find more free clinics in Oregon.

Health Community Clinic is located at 180 Atwater Street N, Monmouth, Oregon 97361, phone (503) 606-3288. The primary care clinic is currently taking new patients, but patients must go through an intake appointment to set up an appointment with a doctor. Please be advised that the time to get medical care may be several weeks due to demand and the application process.





Polk County Salvation Army

This local branch, which is part of the overall Oregon Salvation Army services. It provides families, low-income seniors, the working poor, families with children and individuals with Emergency Aid. Case workers also give information on local government programs, charities and services in Polk County.

The main resource available in Mid-Willamette Valley as well as Polk County Oregon is known as Family Services. Limited amounts of cash can pay energy bills, rent, or provide for prescriptions, among other needs. Case management services are available as well, including information on employment services. The Salvation Army wants to do its best to return people to self-sufficiency.

Seasonal support is given too. There are free turkey meals, Christmas gifts or toys for kids, and food boxes. Summer camps also help students from low income households. Find more information on the Polk County Salvation Army Center and the assistance programs they offer. Or dial (503) 399-0206 to learn about the programs offered.

By Jon McNamara

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