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community resource guide excel fileCommunity Resources Listed below are some links to community resources. These sites are for informational purposes only and the goods and services neither represent nor are endorsed by Rogue Community College and/or its representatives.


COVID Related Updates

Southern Oregon Success - Community Resources
A list of businesses and services offering help and support during the COVID epidemic.

This page is being updated as frequently as possible. There are some links for general information as well as topic specific information. Please scroll down to review all the resources available.
211info connects Oregonians with a variety of health and social service organizations. Language interpreters are available by phone, text and email.
Call: 211 or 1-866-698-6155
TTY: Dial 711 and call 1-866-698-6155
Text: Your zip code to 898211
Email: help@211info.org
Mobile app: Search 211info

For general information about COVID-19 in Oregon, visit the governor's Oregon Coronavirus Information & Resources page.


Counseling
Free mental health counseling with professional counselors remains an option for all RCC students. Counselors can help with a variety of concerns including stress management, anxiety, depression, PTSD, career guidance and much more. To set an appointment, email counselingfrontdesk@roguecc.edu or call 541-956-7443.


Child Care
The Employment Related Daycare (ERD) program helps eligible low-income families pay for child care while they are working. Temporary COVID-19 related changes: ERD has been expanded to help families during this challenging period. DHS has eliminated copays and increased the income-eligibility limits. 

The Oregon Student Childcare Grant Program was established to assist parents enrolled in postsecondary education obtain safe, dependable care that supports their children's development while allowing completion of the parent's academic programs.

For assistance finding a child care provider, contact 211info for information and referrals. You can contact 211 through several methods. We recommend that you call, listen for the child care provider prompt, and speak with someone who can help meet your particular needs.
Call: 211  
Text: the keyword children to 898211 
Email: children@211info.org 
Visit: www.211info.org


Food Resources
Food resources in Southern Oregon:

  • Josephine County food bank resources 
  • Jackson County food bank resources 
  • Compassion Highway Project offers food, clothes and hygiene supplies at their outreach events at Hawthorne Park, 501 E. Main St., Medford:
    • Community Feed, every other Sunday (1pm); see the calendar for dates.
    • Street Outreach, Tuesdays and Friday (5:30pm).

Applying for SNAP:

Additional options to strengthen food security include the ability for families to use their P-EBT cards to make food purchases online through Amazon and Walmart as well as take advantage of the "Double Up Food Bucks" program.

Double Up Food Bucks allows you to get more fruits and vegetables when you spend your Oregon Trail Card SNAP dollars at participating farmers markets. It’s easy with Double Up Food Bucks! For example, if you spend $10 of your SNAP dollars at a participating farmers market, we will give you another $10 to buy more locally grown fruits and vegetables.

SNAP is now accepted for online purchases at walmart.com and amazon.com

Area schools and organizations are offering free grab-and-go meals for children. Click the links for schedules and locations.

Oregon food resources:


Medford School District

Free Summer Meals!

All Children age 1-18 are eligible for meals at no charge! Parents or guardians may pick up Lunch AND Breakfast for household children even if they are not of school age, registered in the District or attending school programs. Meals may be picked up by a household adult or child daily.

Monday –Thursday 11:15-11:45am

Thursdays - Take home a pack of meals for Friday, Saturday and Sunday featuring nutritious heat and serve treats and a variety of tasty fruits and vegetables.

Meal sites:

  • North Medford High School: North side of campus off North Keene Way Dr and Roberts Rd.
  • Abraham Lincoln Elementary School: Enter from McLoughlin Drive –First Parking lot (South end) - all the way to the back. Walk around the corner of the school and enter through the cafeteria door.
  • Hoover Elementary School: Pull into the West parking lot
  • Jacksonville Elementary School: Walk to the cafeteria door from the parking lot at the entrance to the school
  • Jackson Elementary School: Entrance off Summit ave -North entrance
  • Jefferson Elementary School: Entrance off Kenyon St
  • McLoughlin Middle School: Walk to the cafeteria window from the parking lot on the North side of the school through the courtyard.
  • South Medford High School: 1551 Cunningham Ave. Please do not pick up meals if your child has received a meal at school for the same day.

Grants Pass School District

BIG NEWS!!!!
Each Lunch Meal Provided Will Also Have a Breakfast Meal for the Following Morning!!

SCHEDULE and LOCATIONS:
Summer Lunch starts on June 14th and goes thru August 6th.

Monday - Friday No Meal Service July 2nd and 5th

Meals are available at no charge for all children 1-18 years. Sharing food with non-eligible siblings or parents is prohibited. Vegetarian options are available. (meals subject to change) The Summer Food Service Program is an extension of the National School Lunch Program. Funded by the USDA and administered by the State of Oregon and Grants Pass School District.

MEAL TIMES and LOCATIONS

  • Lincoln Elementary 1132 NE 10th Street
    Serve Time 12:00-12:30 
  • Allen Dale 2320 Williams Hwy.
    Serve Time 11:30 – 12:30
  • Highland Elementary 1845 NW Highland
    Serve Time 11:15 - 11:45
  • Riverside School 1200 SE Harvey
    Serve Time 12:00 – 12:30
  • Redwood Elementary 3163 Leonard Rd.
    Serve Time 11:30 - 12:30
  • Parkside Elementary 735 Wagner Meadows
    11:15 - 11:45
  • GPHS Caveman Basketball Court Corner of Dean and Olive
    Serve Time 11:45 – 12:30

For the site nearest you: Telephone: 1-866-348-6479 (1-866-3-HUNGRY)

Text “FOOD” to 877877 Website: www.Summerfoodoregon.org

Ashland School District:
Free meals for all in Ashland, daily from 11 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

  • Ashland High School
  • Ashland Middle School
  • Bellview Elementary School
  • Helman Elementary School
  • Walker Elementary School

Health Resources

Josephine County Public Health: for folks living in Josephine County. Access to STI screening, women’s health for those without any health insurance (also take OHP), free flu shots, birth control, free condoms, and much more.

Jackson County Public Health: for those living in Jackson County. Prevention services, STI screening, WIC, Maternal and child health, immunizations and much more.


Housing/Shelter
Oregon Housing and Community Services

COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium: 5-Step Tenant Protections

SPANISH COVID Renter Protections

Gospel Rescue Mission (Josephine County), 541-476-0082

Hearts with a Mission: Youth Shelter for individuals ages 0-22
Medford Shelter: 541-646-7385
Grants Pass Shelter: 541-956-4190

Rogue Retreat (Jackson County), 541-499-0880, provides 5 different levels of housing and shelter to homeless individuals and families that get them out of survival mode and give them a stable foundation.

For women and children fleeing domestic violence in Jackson County:
Community Works offers support services and advocacy for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and homeless youth and their families. Call 541-779-2393 (ext. 209 for español) or 541-779-4393 for 24/7 crisis HelpLine.

For women and children fleeing domestic violence in Josephine County:
Women's Crisis Support Team (WCST) provides advocacy and intervention services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year. If you need help, whether it be safety planning, information about restraining orders or safe shelter, or just talking about your next step, please call our crisis hotline at 541-479-9349. 

Illinois Valley Safe House Alliance: Call 541-592-2515. (After hours, call WCST at 541-479-9349.)

Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program (OERAP)
Renters who are struggling to pay overdue rent and utilities due to the pandemic may be eligible to receive assistance to pay their overdue rent and/or utilities.
To see if you qualify, please review the Tenant Checklist (English) (Spanish).


Technology

The Federal Communications Commission has launched a temporary program to help families and households struggling to afford Internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emergency Broadband Benefit provides a discount of up to $50 per month toward broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands.

Eligible households can

  • Receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers.
  • Enroll through a participating broadband provider or directly with the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) using an online or mail in application.

You can learn more about the benefit, including eligibility and enrollment information, by visiting www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit, or by calling 833-511-0311.

​The Federal Communications Commission has launched a temporary program to help families and households struggling to afford Internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Emergency Broadband Benefit provides a discount of up to $50 per month toward broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers. Eligible households can enroll through a participating broadband provider or directly with the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) using an online or mail in application.

You can learn more about the benefit, including eligibility and enrollment information, by visiting www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit, or by calling 833-511-0311.


Transit
Josephine Community Transit (JCT) is waiving fares during the coronavirus outbreak.
Students may purchase discounted RVTD bus passes for $15 at the Transfer Station, 200 S. Front St. in Medford. Show a student ID or class schedule on your phone as proof of enrollment for the term. For current route information, visit rvtd.org.


Tutoring
RCC Tutoring Services offers free tutoring to all RCC students. E-Tutoring Online is also available 24/7 through RCC.

The following links provide access to lecture-based and online instruction:
Khan Academy
Chegg
Mathispower4u
Just Math Tutorials
Educational Portal
Wolfram


Unemployment
Filing for Unemployment: COVID-19 is having a decided impact on our economy, and the employment of many of our students. Information on filing for unemployment can be found here: Oregon Unemployment Insurance.

The Oregon Employment Department provides helpful information about unemployment insurance and links to file your claim.

Training Unemployment Insurance (TUI) allows eligible dislocated workers attend school and receive Unemployment Insurance benefits at the same time so they can continue to care for their families and obtain employment. The program does not pay for the training, but removes the work search requirements from your weekly claims while you attend school fulltime.​

WorkSource Oregon provides helpful links for job seekers and employment services.

The Jobs Opportunity and Basic Skills (JOBS) program is the state's employment and training program for low-income families on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).


Utilities
The state provides a good roundup of General Utility Info (including internet, natural gas, electricity and bill assistance info) on the My Oregon News site.

Spectrum is offering free internet access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll, call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households. There is also a Spectrum Internet Assist program for eligible low-income households.

UCAN is for folks living in Josephine and Douglas Counties and can help with energy assistance, housing, WIC, Food and other supports.

ACCESS is for folks living in Jackson County and can help with energy assistance, food, housing, and other supports.

Pacific Power's Assistance Plus Program to help pay past due balances for Oregon Customers who have been impacted by COVID-19:

Bill Pay Assistance:

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) provides cash assistance to low-income families with children while they strive to become self-sufficient. Cash assistance is intended to meet a family's basic needs such as food, clothing, shelter and utilities. Most cash benefits in Oregon are issued via an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card. This is also known as an Oregon Trail Card.​​​​​


Veterans Resources
Veterans Crisis Line 
Call: 1-800-273-8255 and press 1
Text: 838255 
Connect online 
Support for hearing impaired: 1-800-799-4889 

Veterans Helping Veterans Grants Pass provides a good list of local resources.


Other resources not listed
The Governor's Office provides links to helpful resources around the state.

211info can help you find services and answer your questions about Coronavirus
Call: 211 or 1-866-698-6155
Text: your zip code to 898211 (TXT211)
Email: help@211info.org
Hours: 8 a.m.-11 p.m. daily