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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 Red Cross – Oregon Pacific Chapter
Disaster Services - Meet immediate emergency needs of victims of local disasters; i.e. single family fires, etc. Provide community with information to prepare for disasters both small and major; participate in emergency planning with county and state; train volunteers to meet the emergency needs of victims of major and minor disasters.
Armed Forces Emergency Services - Provide 24 hour communication to members of the Armed Forces, veterans and their families; work with Military Aid Societies in providing financial assistance for Armed Forces members and their families. Disaster Welfare Inquiry - Assist individuals, outside of disaster-effected area, to communicate with immediate family members when normal communication is interrupted by a disaster.
Blood Services - (541-672-2002) Sponsors blood drives to help ensure safe, adequate supply of lifesaving blood product; provide community with information on alternatives to blood transfusions and other blood- related subjects.
Health and Safety Services - Teach CPR, First Aid, Health and Safety, and swimming classes; prepare students to respond to emergencies by performing life saving techniques; train instructors to teach the above classes; provide HIV/AIDS education; supply organizations and individuals with health related brochures.
Volunteer Opportunities - Volunteer opportunities for all ages in Disaster Relief, health and Safety, Blood Services, Youth Services and other community programs and events.
Phone:  541-673-3255 or 1-800-244-1671

Centro Latinoamericano
Crisis, Access, and Referral - Bilingual/bicultural counseling and case management, crisis, access, resource and referral services to Latino youth, alcohol and drug prevention Provides services to families with children 7 years of age and older, and singles.
Bilingual Alcohol and Drug Counseling - Provides services to Chicano/Latino community through DUII Diversion, outpatient, and co-dependency groups.
Los Ninos - Provides services to families with children under 6 years of age in the Chicano/Latino community through case management, emergency housing, pre- natal and children’s classes; English as A Second Language, (ESOL), and women’s support group. Additional assistance with job program, housing and vehicles.
Phone:  541-687-2667

Centro De Fey Church
Support group for Spanish speaking families, counseling and jail ministry, translations, and English classes
Phone:  541-672-0060

Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians
Health, employment, education, alcohol/drug referrals, HUD and housing services for eligible people, Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA counseling and referrals, Indian Health services, dental clinic (1-877-688-6433). Call for community outreach program information.  Community Food Bank.
Phone:  541-888-9577 or 1-888-280-0726

Department of Human Services, Community Human Services, Self-Sufficiency Program – 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 who 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); 541-836-2939 (Drain)

Department of Human Services, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Counseling, guidance and physical restoration. Testing, evaluating, direct job placement, training and assistance with appropriate prosthetic devices.
Phone:  541-440-3371; 541-957-1121 TTY

Douglas County Mental Health – Community Support Unit
Provide comprehensive system of care to severely psychiatrically disabled adults while supporting them in the least restrictive environments. Services include case management, medication monitoring, psychiatric rehabilitation, coordinate adult foster care, skills training, and vocational counseling for severely and persistently mental ill adults.
Phone:  541-440-3532 or 1-800-866-9780 (within county only)

English as a Second Language – Umpqua Community College
Basic survival language skills to advance English for non-native speakers.
**See PROJECT LITERACY DOUGLAS COUNTY as additional ESL resource.
Phone:  541-440-4603

Experience Works
Update the older workers’ skills in a non-profit agency to help them become better prepared to enter the workforce.
Phone:  541-440-3344

Oregon Commission for the Blind
Training adults in independent travel; alternative methods of reading and writing, including large print, Braille and tape recorder; activities of daily living, including preparing meals, shopping, identifying money and managing a budget; increasing use of functional vision through the use of optical aids, proper lighting and techniques of recognizing objects by shape and color. Employment counseling and training, including a complete range of vocational and rehabilitation services and job training and placement is offered through the State programs. Phone:  1-888-202-5463

Reedsport Family Resource Center
Connects people of coastal Douglas County to the information and services they need and enables organizations to more efficiently serve this area. Services currently available are DHS Self-Sufficiency Program, Oregon Health Plan applications, business development, DMV forms, mental health counseling, Umpqua Training and Employment; Child Support Enforcement, Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA), various support groups, tax forms and more.
Resource information for food, clothing, health care, childcare, legal assistance, jobs, financial assistance, housing, transportation, and energy assistance. Connects people who have household items to donate with those who are in need of basics such as beds, tables, bedding, etc. Meeting rooms and office space available.
Phone:  541-271-9700

Safe Haven Maternity Home
Provide living space for up to 8 women and babies, meals, counseling, full range of services, life-skills training, transportation to medical care, education and work-study.
Phone:  541-673-5769

Southern Oregon Goodwill Industries
Employability Assessment - Targets basic work habits as well as vocational challenges, motivational levels, past vocational skill levels, and areas of interest to individual.
Employee Development Services - Short-term services to provide specialized vocational training to individuals with barriers to competitive employment.
Organizational Employment Services - Long-term service to support persons currently experiencing barriers to community-supported employment focusing on basic work habits.
Community Employment Services - Long-term service focusing on providing the development, training, and supports necessary for individuals to maintain integrated community employment.
Job Placement - Facilitates the goal of community employment through training and development that recognizes individual need and maximizes integration and independence.
Phone:  541-677-0275

Southern Oregon Regional Brokerage – SORB
Brokerage support services, such as respite care, skills training, transportation, and adaptive equipment.
Phone:  541-672-9140

Sunrise Enterprises
A sheltered workshop providing rehabilitation and training for disabled adults implemented through realistic work environments: a wood-working mill, recycling, custodial training, bench work and 3 retail stores (vouchers available for clothing and furniture). A work activity center provides training in work behavior and social skills. Tours are available anytime.
Phone:  541-673-0195

United Community Action Network (UCAN)
Case Management, Housing and Emergency Support Services (CHESS)

Case Management and Housing - Stabilization program provides families and individuals with the skills needed to empower them to become self-reliant. Home repair assistance, home weatherization measure for low income households, listings to help with finding and keeping a rental, development of low-income housing, transitional housing (up to 2 years of affordable housing with intensive case management services).
Emergency Support Services - Provides short-term emergency shelter, rent/mortgage assistance, blankets/clothes/food and personal hygiene items for families in crisis, utility assistance, energy conservation information, and community information and referral. Phone:  541-672-3421 Roseburg or 1-800-301-8226

United Community Action Network (UCAN) Transitions Programs
Confidence Clinic - A self-sufficiency program for women offering three 11-week sessions per year to remove personal barriers to growth by providing courses in academic skills/GED preparation, vocational planning, job search skills, parenting, community resource, assertiveness training, communications and self-esteem.
Women’s workshops - This course includes academic upgrade, computer literacy, personal growth curriculum, and a support group.
Individual workshops open to men and women in Douglas County. Schedules are available quarterly. Call the confidence Clinic for information.
Phone:  541-672-5392

UCC Workforce Training Center
One Stop education and training.
Phone:  541-440-4668

Umpqua Homes for the Handicapped
Independent living skills training program, assessed and delivered on an individual basis. 24-hour supervised living arrangements for the clients, with all necessary supportive services provided in a manner assuring a high quality of life, safety, dignity and respect for each individual while also requiring the clients to gain independence. Also provides vocational training, supportive employment and alternatives to employment.
Phone:  541-673-2240

Umpqua Training and Employment, Inc.
Vocational assessment, goal setting, on-the-job training, Community College training, vocational training, life skills training, job search training and basic skills/GED remediation.
Phone:  541-672-7761

Umpqua Valley disAbilities Network
Information and referral, peer mentoring, support groups, skills training, individual and systems advocacy, ADA information and services, and Kids on the Block, a Disability Awareness Puppet Troupe.
Phone:  541-672-6336 TTY 541-440-2882 (Call Oregon Relay)

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