COMMUNITY RESOURCES

 COVID-19  UPDATES 

This page will continue to be updated as more services become available.  Please stay tuned for further information!

EDUCATION RESOURCES

🌟🆕🌟 Corvallis School District - 2020-21 School Year Updates

Corvallis School District's "2020-21 School Year" webpage features updates on school reopening timelines, COVID-19 safety measures, and support for online and hybrid learning.

🌟🆕🌟 Linn Benton Lincoln Education Service District - COVID-19 Updates

Linn Benton Lincoln ESD's webpage includes updates on school re-entry guidelines, COVID-19 procedures, and case-count and testing information.

🌟🆕🌟 Monroe School District - COVID-19 Updates

Monroe School District's webpage features the operational blueprints for reopening Monroe schools, as well as the district's COVID-19 cleaning matrix and a PowerPoint of the district's coronavirus communication policies.

🌟🆕🌟 Philomath School District - District Updates

Philomath School District's webpage provides school reopening updates, and a link to the latest Benton County COVID-19 metrics that will be used to create a safe timeline for reopening schools.

Resources for Learning and Fun (CASA-VFC)

Whether you're at home with children or a CASA advocating from a distance, check out these online resources and activity lists for fun ways to keep kids & teens engaged!

GENERAL RESOURCES

Benton County Coronavirus Information

Benton County's Coronavirus Information page features live data dashboards, general guidance, daily video updates, a testing site locator, and information for the county COVID-19 phone bank.

Benton County Health Department - "Life in a Community with Low Levels of Coronavirus"

This short video by Benton County Health Department Data Scientist Peter Banwarth gives an overview of the current state of COVID-19 in Benton County. It includes helpful tips on how to manage risks in order to keep yourself, your family, and our community safe.

Benton County Recovers

This site is designed to facilitate community preparedness and recovery in Benton County. Residents can request help or sign up to donate and volunteer.

Child Welfare COVID Resources Website

Learn how COVID-19 is affecting children, families, and workers involved in child protection, foster care, adoption and guardianship, as well as the increased risks it presents for child abuse and neglect.

City of Corvallis - What's Open, What's Closed?

The City of Corvallis is opening City facilities in alignment with Benton County's reopening plan, which is guided by Governor Brown's statewide framework.  This site features the current status of what's open and what's closed in the City!

Community Services Consortium

Community Services Consortium is the community action agency for Linn, Benton, and Lincoln counties, and select services in Polk county. Whether you need one-time assistance today, or long term support for tomorrow, CSC is here to help.

🌟🆕🌟 COVID-19 Vaccine in Oregon

The Oregon Health Authority has created a COVID-19 vaccine webpage with information on vaccine safety and effectiveness, details on Oregon’s vaccine prioritization and distribution plans, and information on steps we can take to keep our communities safe until the vaccination rollout is complete.

FosterClub COVID-19 Resources and Information

While the pandemic is creating chaos for everyone, FosterClub recognizes how hard the challenges fall on young people who experienced (or are experiencing) foster care, especially for those without family support. This page provides links to resources, information, and opportunities to find support.

My NeighbOR for Foster Families and Youth - Submit a Need

My NeighbOR is a direct partnership between Every Child Oregon and DHS, designed to match community goods and services with foster families and youth in foster care who need them. Foster families can click on the link above to submit a need, such as groceries, supplies, babysitting/respite care, or educational support and activities, and My NeighbOR will work with them to obtain and distribute the goods or services needed.

Oregon Foster Youth Connection - COVID-19 Foster Youth Resources

COVID-19 has changed a lot of things for a lot of people. OFYC understands the additional impact on current and former foster youth and has developed a list of youth-focused resources.

Safe + Strong Oregon - Community Support

The Oregon Health Authority works with community organizations, public agencies and health experts to make sure that your needs are met and your questions are answered. Visit their "Safe + Strong Oregon - Community Support" page to explore helpful resources from partners in the community.

Safe + Strong Oregon - Live and Work Safely

Information is changing fast. This website from the Oregon Health Authority will give you the clearest, most up-to-date news and resources you need to help you make the best decisions for you and your family.

HEALTH RESOURCES

Benton County Face Covering & Mask Guidance

The most up-to-date information on face covering & mask requirements for Benton County.

Community Health Centers of Benton & Linn County (FB Page)

This facebook page has a great collection of local community resources on a variety of topics!

They are updating regularly - check back as they continue to add more.

CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention) - COVID-19 Information

You can find the most up-to-date information about coronavirus disease 2019 on CDC's COVID-19 page. This page includes information for the public and healthcare professionals, frequently asked questions and answers, travel guidance, and other helpful links.

CDC - Keep Children Healthy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This page from the CDC contains tip and advice for keeping your kids healthy and encouraging their will-being during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Occupational Therapy Resources for Kids - Links and Ideas for all Children

Oregon Health Authority's Testing Site Locator

Are you wondering where you can find a COVID-19 testing site? OHA is partnering with Google, Castlight and local public health authorities to help you find local information about where testing is available.

WHO - World Health Organization​

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

ABC's of a Growth Mindset

Brain research has shown that adopting a “Growth Mindset” can help kids and adults increase their resilience and improve their mental health.  This poster includes 26 helpful growth mindset reminders to use with your kiddo(s) - and yourself!

Benton County Behavioral Health & Crisis Services​

CASA-VFC'S  "COVID-19 Resources for Kids & Teens"  Page

CASA-VFC has compiled a list of resources and links for talking to your kids and teens about coronavirus, and helping them cope with the social and emotional challenges that they are facing during this time.

CDC - Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19 ​

Guide To Living with Worry and Anxiety Amidst Global Uncertainty

Free PDF download from Psychology Tools, written by two clinical psychologists. Available in 34 languages with more translations on the way!

Mental Health America - Finding Help

National Alliance on Mental Illness - COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide (PDF)

SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline

Call SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline at (800) 985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to speak to a trained crisis counselor. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories.

FOOD RESOURCES

Corvallis School District - Free Meal Sites

The Corvallis School District’s Fall Free Meal Program will be continued through June 30th, 2021.  Free drive-up grab-and-go meals will be available to children 18 years and younger at a number of drive-up locations (see link for details).  One breakfast and one lunch will be provided per child per day. Families are encouraged to pre-order lunch using a form, available through the link above. You may order at any time through Thursday each week. All children will receive a meal regardless if a pre-order form has been completed, but pre-ordering meals will help the district plan meals and reduce food waste.

Linn Benton Food Share​

List of Local Food Resources During COVID-19 Closures​

Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon - Pandemic EBT

Does your child receive free or reduced-price school meals? Pandemic EBT provides families financial support to cover the cost of groceries while your children are missing free meals during school closures. This benefit is provided to ALL families whose children receive free and reduced-price school meals in Oregon.

Philomath School District - Free Meal Sites

The Philomath School District’s Fall Free Meal Program will be continued through June 30th, 2021. Free drive-up grab-and-go meals will be available to children 18 years and younger at a number of drive-up locations (see link for details).  One breakfast and one lunch will be provided per child per day. Families are encouraged to pre-order lunch using a form, available through the link above. You may order at any time through Thursday each week. All children will receive a meal regardless if a pre-order form has been completed, but pre-ordering meals will help the district plan meals and reduce food waste.

SNAP Grocery Purchases Reimbursement

(Limited to $50 per family)

WIC Nutrition (Women, Infants, and Children)

The WIC office is closed at this time, but all benefits can be accessed by phone.

If you are new to WIC, need services or have questions, please call (541) 542-3482​.

SAFETY RESOURCES

CARDV - Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence​ (Local Support and Shelter)

CARDV advocates will continue to be available on their 24-hr Crisis and Support Line. For support, services, or questions about CARDV policies during COVID-19, please call (541)-754-0110 or toll-free 1-800-927-0197. Their website also offers the option for live web chat with an advocate Monday through Friday 10:00 am-4:00 pm. CARDV will continue to provide shelter to survivors, and will not turn away someone because they are sick.

Doernbecher Children's Hospital - Virtual Safety Consultations for Families
(Virtual Car Seat Education, Home Safety, and Infant Safe Sleep Consultations)

OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital is now offering Virtual Car Seat Education consultations, Virtual Home Safety Consultations, and Virtual Infant Safe Sleep consultations to all families. To learn more or to schedule a consultation, call (503) 418-5666 or email safety@ohsu.edu.

LoveIsRespect (Teen Dating Violence Hotline and Text / Web Chat)

National Domestic Violence Hotline and Web Chat

FINANCIAL / UTILITY RESOURCES

Comcast XFINITY​

60 days of free Comcast internet for low-income households, the elderly, and veterans - continued service not required, can be cancelled at any time.

"Keep Americans Connected Pledge" (Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T)

Free unlimited smartphone data from all four major service providers (Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T) thanks to the FCC'S recent "Keep Americans Connected Pledge". This pledge also includes: Not terminating service due to an inability to pay, waiving late fees, and WiFi hotspots.

Pacific Power - Coronavirus Service

🌟🆕🌟 Retirement After the COVID-19 Pandemic

RetireGuide.com, a free web resource, has recently published a guide that covers the financial planning implications of the COVID-19 pandemic and what currently retired, or soon-to-be retired professionals should know.

State of Oregon: COVID-19 Related Business Layoffs, Closures, & Unemployment Insurance Benefits

OR has expanded who qualifies for Unemployment Insurance (this includes those who have had hours cut) and loosened requirements. Additional details are available at the website above.

HOUSING RESOURCES

Corvallis Community Housing Resources

Links to the websites of multiple community housing agencies and shelters within the city of Corvallis.

OSU Housing & Dining Resources - COVID-19 Information​

More resources coming soon - please stay tuned!