This page will continue to be updated as more services become available. Please stay tuned for further information!
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.
This site is designed to facilitate community preparedness and recovery in Benton County. Residents can request help or sign up to donate and volunteer.
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.
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.
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
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.
Free PDF download from Psychology Tools, written by two clinical psychologists. Available in 34 languages with more translations on the way!
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.
TBRI 101: A Self-Guided Course in Trust-Based Relationships is a series of self-paced, whiteboard-style video lessons. This course offers an informal, yet thorough approach to Trust-Based Relational Intervention®, an evidence-based intervention for children from hard places of abuse, neglect, and/or trauma. During these uncertain times, TBRI can be a useful tool for helping children to feel safe. (In light of the COVID-19 crisis, these online trainings are free through June 30, 2020.)
Free summer meals, funded by the USDA, are available to kids and teens ages 18 and younger at sites in Corvallis and Philomath. Meal sites are open to the community, and all children 18 and younger can participate. There is no documentation needed for summer free meals and sign-up is not required. If you know of a family in need of support, please direct them to the district office at 541-757-5811. Visit the link above to view summer meal site locations and hours.
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.
Free summer meals, funded by the USDA, are available to kids and teens ages 18 and younger at sites in Corvallis and Philomath. Meal sites are open to the community, and all children 18 and younger can participate. There is no documentation needed for summer free meals and sign-up is not required. Visit the link above to view summer meal site locations and hours.
(Limited to $50 per family)
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
FINANCIAL / UTILITY RESOURCES
60 days of free Comcast internet for low-income households, the elderly, and veterans - continued service not required, can be cancelled at any time.
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.
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.
Links to the websites of multiple community housing agencies and shelters within the city of Corvallis.
More resources coming soon - please stay tuned!