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Education

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.
Phone:  541-440-4603
Fax:      541-956-4514

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 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)

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.
Phone:  541-440-4448

Douglas County Health and Social Services Community Health Services
Adult & Women’s Health - (440-3521) Call for information and schedule.
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 adults.
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.

Reportable Disease 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 Education
Prevention and Education HIV/Aids Education, Dental Education, Adolescent Based Health
Phone:  541-440-3571 and 1-800-234-0985 Division Services Information

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:  http://dclibrary.us

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 issues.
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 Southern Oregon.
Phone:  541-957-7007

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.
Phone:  541-297-7662

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.  (Woolley Center.)
Phone:  541-440-4603

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.
Phone:  541-672-1542

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.
Phone:  541-997-8444

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, ophthalmology, internist.
Bereavement Support Group
Community Education - CPR and First Aid
Trauma IV emergency service
Phone:  541-271-2171

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 well-being.
Phone:  541-677-2102

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 advocacy.
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 resources systems.
Phone:  541-673-3036

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.
Phone:  541-957-9072

Reedsport Educational Alternative Program
Reedsport Education Alternative Program (REAP) provides schooling to all students, including pregnant and parenting teens. On-site childcare available to parenting teens.
Phone:  541-271-2022

Riverside Center
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 resources.
Phone:  541-679-6129 or 541-679-5967

Salvation Army
Comprehensive Emergency Services - Provide food boxes, clothing, household items and furniture.  Utility and prescription assistance (the last $50.00 when funds available).
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 services.
Phone:  541-672-6581

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.
Phone:  541-440-4766

SWOCC – Adult Basic Education and GED
GED, Basic education, English as a Second Language, computer classes, and employability classes.
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.
Phone:  541-672-6477

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.
Phone:  541-440-4600

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
Art 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.
Phone:  541-672-2532      Website:   www.uvarts.com

Umpqua Valley Audubon Society
Environmental issues.  Bird identification and bird surveys. Conservation advocacy, field trips, programs on environmental issues, expertise on native plants, mushroom identification, and other environmental matters.
Phone:  541-673-4442

Saving Grace
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.
Phone:  541-672-5039

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 Appreciation Day.
Phone:  541-672-7065

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

 

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