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Department of Human Services, Self-Sufficiency Programs A One-Stop Resource Center
The focus of the Self-Sufficiency Program is to assist as many families and individuals as possible to achieve independence from public assistance. Those who apply for public assistance and are capable, are assisted in gaining and retaining employment. While pursuing this goal, eligible clients have access to the following services (***additional requirements will also be evaluated in determining eligibility for services):
Food Stamps - Provides food stamp assistance to low income families and individuals to raise their level of nutrition. Must meet Federal guidelines regarding income and resource levels. Amount of assistance is based on a sliding fee schedule.
Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) - Provides cash payments and medical assistance to low-income families. Primarily serves single parent households and two parent households that meet eligibility requirements.
JOBS Program - Provides services to prepare people eligible for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families for employment. Services include Job Search, Life Skills, Work Experience, Adult Basic Education, and specific occupational training.
Employment Related Day Care (ERDC) - Assists low-income families with a childcare subsidy based on a sliding fee scale. Serves single parent households and two parent households where both parents are employed at the same time.
Medical Assistance Programs - Provides medical coverage to low-income families and individuals who meet specific eligibility requirements. Applications can be accessed by calling 1-800-359-9517.
Phone:  541-440-3301; 541-839-6901 (Canyonville)

Department of Human Services, Seniors and People with Disabilities Services (Disabilities Services Office)
Serves disabled Oregonians under age 65 through medical assistance, food stamps, in-home care, adult foster care, nursing home, assisted living, residential care facility, and adult protective services.
Phone:  541-440-3427 or 1-800-548-3381