Adult Basic Skills Development Umpqua Community College
Classes focus on preparing students for the five GED tests: writing, reading
social studies, science and math. Individualized and small group instruction.
Support services include school-to-career, tutoring and transition to college.
American Cancer Society
Talk with a specially trained Reach to Recovery volunteer, who is a breast cancer
survivor and will provide information and support to help make informed
decisions. The volunteer can help by providing an opportunity for the person with
breast cancer to express feelings, verbalize fears and concerns, and ask questions
of someone who is impartial and objective. The volunteer serves as a role
model—someone who not only survived breast cancer, but who has then gone on
to live a productive life. Educational materials or programs for prostate, tobacco,
colorectal, workplace wellness services, coordinated school health program, and
the cancer survivor network service also offered.
Phone: 541-779-6092 or 1-877-221-3073
Toll free cancer information at 1-800-ACS-2345 (available 24 hrs/7 days a week)
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
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
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
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)
Douglas County Emergency Management Search & Rescue
Search and Rescue - Provides search and rescue operations for all of Douglas
County and community education on wilderness safety. Program utilizes
volunteers to conduct search and rescue operations with six volunteer units:
Explorer Search and Rescue Post #510—youth program, 14 to 18 years; K-9
Search and Rescue—program for training search and rescue dogs and handlers;
Mounted Posse—adult unit for those interested in horse based search and rescue;
Mountain Rescue—unit for those interested in steep angle, rope and alpine search
and rescue; Amateur Radio—for those interested in ham radio emergency
communications; Dive Team—restricted to law enforcement or fire service
personnel; 4 x 4 Search and Rescue—road searches; and Air Support Team.
Emergency Management - This program provides for emergency management
activities for Douglas County; emergency hazard planning for disasters, disaster
exercises, community awareness, etc.
Douglas County Health and Social Services Community Health
Adult & Women’s Health - (440-3521) Call for information and
Women’s Health/Family Planning - Physical exams, information,
education, birth control methods, pregnancy testing and counseling.
Pre-natal Clinic - Comprehensive prenatal care, physical
exam, health education, home visits.
Communicable Disease Control - (440-3521) Sexually
transmitted diseases clinic, follow-up for diseases that are
required to be reported to the Department, and services to prevent
the spread of common communicable diseases. Confidential AIDS
testing and counseling.
Immunizations - (440-3516) Immunizations for children and
Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program (WIC) -
(440-3516) Nutritional assessment providing prescribed nutritional
food packages, nutrition education (individual and group classes).
Home Visit Programs - (440-3539, Natalie Jones) Parent and
Child Health. Referral and consultation
- Maternity Case Management: Home Visiting Program for
pregnant women by Community Health Nurses.
- Babies First!: Home visiting program providing health and
development screening until the baby is three years old.
- CaCoon Care Coordination Program: Home visit program for
families with special medical health care needs.
Information & Follow-up - (440-3571)
Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention - (440-3577) STARS Program,
an abstinence program for students, outreach.
Health Promotion - (440-3563) Tobacco Prevention and
Prevention and Education HIV/Aids Education, Dental
Education, Adolescent Based Health
Phone: 541-440-3571 and 1-800-234-0985 Division Services
Douglas County Hispanic Society/Network
Provides referrals and assistance to the Hispanic community; works
collaboratively with local agencies and businesses to enhance the quality of
culturally competent services to the Hispanic community; provides resources,
education, and other cultural events to promote health and safety; and have
bilingual and bicultural members who are willing to assist with bridging services
to the Hispanic community.
Phone: 541-440-3301 x500
Douglas County Library System
Provides books, magazines, newspapers, audio and videocassettes, and pamphlets;
provides assistance for use. There are story programs, summer reading programs,
telephone reference services available, and public Internet access and computers
for word processing available.
Phone: 541-440-4305 or 1-800-441-2706 Website:
Douglas County Mental Health – Adult Outpatient Treatment Program
Assess and treat mental and emotional disorders and provide community
education on mental health issues. Services include evaluations of groups,
individuals, and families; treatment for adults with mental disorders; and
specialized services for the elderly, offenders, chemically dependent mentally ill
individuals, participants in the DHS,CHS, SSP JOBS
Program, and divorcing couples with unresolved child visitation and custody
Phone: 541-440-3532 or 1-800-866-9780 (within county only)
Douglas County Museum of History and Natural History
Responsible for the preservation, collection, interpretation and exhibition of
materials related to the history and natural history of Douglas County and
Extension Service – Oregon State University
4-H Youth Program, forestry, agriculture, forage, livestock, horticulture, crops,
Master Gardener and Master Woodland Manager Programs.
Phone: 541-672-4461 or 1-800-883-7568
Gardiner Fire Department
Fire protection for community of Gardiner, fire science classes with Southwest
Oregon Community College, some community education and meeting place for
some community groups.
General Education Development (GED)
Classes focus on preparing students for the five GED tests; writing, reading,
social studies, science and math. Individualized and small group instruction.
Support services include school-to-career, tutoring, and transition to college.
Kinship Support Group
Provide education, emotional support and social outlet for families.
Phone: 541-440-3373 x2077, 2064, or 2090
La Leche League
Provides support and answers for nursing mothers, including group support
meetings, lending library and educational materials, telephone helping service,
community education, special Toddler’s Meetings and Couple’s Nights.
Meetings held at 10:00 a.m. the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the Seventh Day
Adventist Church Better Living Center in Roseburg. Babies are always welcome
at our meetings.
Lane Community College – Florence Campus
Credit/non-credit classes, workshops, seminars, teleconferences. Programs
include Adult Basic Education, Florence Business Assistance Center, cooperative
Work Experience, Academic Counseling and Dislocated Worker Program,
Program Literacy United States (PLUS). Career oriented health service
occupational programs. Serves the over-60 population of central coast
communities with Outward Venture.
Lower Umpqua Hospital
Acute, critical, skilled, extended care, home health, hospice, emergency room,
mammography, lab, x-ray, imaging, dietetics, social work, and rehabilitation and
respiratory, physical therapy and ambulance service.
Specialist Clinics - General surgery, podiatry, otorhinolaryngology,
Bereavement Support Group
Community Education - CPR and First Aid
Trauma IV emergency service
Mercy Community Education Center
Health screenings, support groups, Family Birthplace classes; Diabetes
Education—personalized, private counseling to develop a self-management
program, adult and youth diabetes support groups; lending library and seminars
(Advance Directive for Health Care seminars held through the year—call for
dates and times). See NEWS-REVIEW for monthly calendar of education
programs, screenings, and support groups designed to improve your health and
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Information and referral helpline, free literature about MS and MS treatments.
Lending Library of books and videotapes, educational programs, teleconferences.
Self-support groups, peer counselors, exercise and fitness programs, neurologist’s
referral list, medical equipment loan program, respite care program. Grants for
area programs, long-term care information, children’s newsletter, and legislative
Phone: 1-800-FIGHTMS (344-4867) or 503-223-9511
Phoenix School of Roseburg
Alternative education. Learning problems testing, assessment, and intervention.
Therapeutic prevention, intervention, and treatment services including non-attendance, authority issues, and alcohol and other drugs. Counseling
intervention and service referrals for life problems including abuse, abandonment,
and juvenile justice issues.
Young parents services including case management, life skills and child care.
Career technical options including culinary arts and natural
Project Literacy Douglas County
Trained tutors spending 3-5 hours a week in home of student or other available
space. Family literacy project to train parents how to help their child with the
learning process, tutor adults in English as a second language.
Reedsport Educational Alternative Program
Reedsport Education Alternative Program (REAP) provides schooling to all
students, including pregnant and parenting teens. On-site childcare available to
Provides therapeutic and educational services to emotionally disturbed youth and
their families. Specific services include individual therapy, group therapy (anger
management, self-esteem, social skills, topical), milieu treatment, family therapy,
parent education and support, individualized educational programs, psychiatric
consultation, skill training and collaboration with other community agencies and
Phone: 541-679-6129 or 541-679-5967
Comprehensive Emergency Services - Provide food boxes, clothing, household
items and furniture. Utility and prescription assistance (the last $50.00 when
Special Services - Local units assist in emergencies that involve one to three
families. Assistance in larger emergencies is coordinated with the Divisional
Emergency Services Office in Portland. The services are conducted around the
world through religious and social service programs supported by voluntary
contributions of individuals.
Corps Community Center - Serves both youth and adults offering educational,
worship activities and recreation. This includes personal growth, social
adjustment, supplementary education, camping, and volunteer
Southern Oregon Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Complete hearing and hearing-aid evaluations as needed; family counseling;
parent training; comprehensive educational programs (both in the same school)
home training program, traveling teacher service, early education center, and
participation in regular high school programs.
SWOCC – Adult Basic Education and GED
GED, Basic education, English as a Second Language, computer classes, and
Phone: 1-800-962-2838 or 541-271-4255
SMART – Start Making a Reader Today
SMART is an early intervention literacy program that serves children in 21 public
schools throughout the county and in over 200 schools throughout Oregon.
SMART pairs volunteers with kindergarten to third grade students who are in
need of literacy support.
United Community Action Network (UCAN) Head Start
Education, nutrition, health, medical and dental, and mental health for children.
Provides training and assistance with social services needs for parents.
Encourages parent involvement. Programs in classroom.
Phone: 541-673-6306 or 1-800-320-6306
Umpqua Community College
College transfer and occupational preparatory programs; community education
classes; small business assistance for owners/managers; developmental skills
programs (Adult Basic Education, Adult High School Completion); special help
for the disabled, tutorial assistance; conference rooms for educational workshops
of public agencies, businesses and industries; library; auditorium for
cultural/educational events and public summer recreation program.
Umpqua Community College/Adult High School Diploma
College level courses that meet the state minimum for high school graduation,
plus a requirement in computer skills.
Phone: 541-440-4600, ext 4603
Umpqua Valley Arts Association
exhibits, gift gallery, art sales, classrooms and meeting rooms.
Arts-in-Education program, Association and Regional Arts Council
offices, ceramics/sculpture studio, monthly shows ranging from group to one
person exhibits. Art classes for all ages. Special programs at Christmas holidays
and a summer festival.
Umpqua Valley Audubon Society
Bird identification and bird surveys.
Conservation advocacy, field trips, programs on environmental issues, expertise
on native plants, mushroom identification, and other environmental
Nonprofit, philanthropic, all volunteer organization dedicated to preventing
cruelty of every kind to animals and children; education program in schools;
spay/neuter certificate program for low cost or free services for dogs and cats.
Provides financial assistance with emergency veterinarian bills for seniors and
needy. The work of the Humane Society has resulted in Oregon having the most
humane rodeos in the U.S.
Umpqua Watersheds, Inc.
Outdoor education, hikes for general public or specific school, group or
organization (any age); Annual Youth Wilderness Campout every July at Twin
Lakes on USFS North Umpqua. The third Saturday in July is River
Wolf Creek Job Corps
A residential training program administered by the Department of Labor that
offers career, academic (High School Diploma or GED, as well as college
opportunities) and social skills training to young men and women. Provides basic
medical and dental care, meals, housing cash allowance, sports and recreation, job
placement, and most importantly, the chance to succeed.
Phone: 541-496-8500 or 1-800-588-9003