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Service and Professional Organizations

Altrusa International of Roseburg
Maintains and furnishes the Altrusa Cancer Care Homes in association with the Community Cancer Center; gives annual scholarships to  graduating high school seniors from this area; gives an annual scholarship to a vocational student within one year of completion of his/her program; sponsors a hearing aid loan bank; publishes a directory of foreign language-speaking people available in this area; gives annual monetary aid or projects to social service agencies locally. Promotes literacy with time and money; donates time to work directly with recipients who could benefit from interaction; provides duffle bags for DHS/CWP program; grants to local elementary schools.
Phone:  541- 673-3578

Business and Professional Women—Roseburg
To achieve equity for all women through advocacy, education, and information.
Phone:  541-673-2174

Douglas County Fire District #2 -  Ambulance and Medi-cab
Ambulance - Advanced life support to most of Douglas County from stations in Roseburg and Myrtle Creek. Non-emergency and inter-facility ambulance transfer service throughout the state. Medi-Cab - Wheelchair van transportation for a fee that is determined by mileage and time. Direct radio communication to ambulance dispatcher. Ambulatory Van - Transfer of ambulatory clients for a fee that is determined by mileage and time.
 Phone:  541-673-5503

Employment Department (State of Oregon)
Unemployment Insurance - Provide unemployment insurance benefits to eligible individuals and unemployment tax services. Phone:  1-877-728-7970
Job Placement Services - Provide job placement assistance to individuals seeking employment and referrals to Supportive Services, and labor market information.  Assistance with resumes; provides computer classes.
Service to Employers - Selection and referral of qualified workers to job openings, labor market information and special labor market data/services.
Special Services - To Vietnam veterans, all other veterans, dislocated workers, youth, disabled and seniors.
Phone:  541-440-3344

Friendly Kitchen/Meals on Wheels
Lunches to elderly, homebound and disabled. Seniors or non-seniors who wish to attend may bring their children. If under 60, must have case manager approval.
Phone:  541-673-5929

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

Gay and Lesbian Switchboard
Provide 24-hour hotline. Incoming calls are received by a commercial answering service and patched to appropriate counselor.
Phone:  541-464-4126

Girl Scouts of Western Rivers Council
Girl Scouting is a comprehensive youth development program that fosters a strong set of values, develops meaningful relationships, builds a positive self- image and involves girls in community service. Offered is a program of informal education relevant to living in the contemporary world that will attract girls, retain their interest, meet their ongoing needs and assist them in achieving their full potential. Through this program, girls are actively involved in the planning and decision making process within their troops and at all levels in the organization. Our motto is “Where Girls Grow Strong”.
Phone:  541-672-2401 (Roseburg) or 541-756-4626 (North Bend)

See Southern Oregon Goodwill Industries.

Health and Social Services – Vital Records
Maintains records of all births and deaths that occur within Douglas County and provides certified copies of the documents.
Phone:  541-440-3513 or 1-800-234-0985

Hispanic Ministries
Translation, interpretation, will accompany people to physician’s appointments or to legal appointments, information and referral to community services, home visits, and food boxes.
Phone:  541-673-5157

Leadership training through community service, projects and family dynamics. Young persons social outlet. Projects include July 4th Family Fun Fest and Fireworks Show, Children’s Shopping Tour, and Henry Goes Wine Fest. Meetings held the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month.
Phone:  541-679-4352 or 541-670-4352

League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley
Nonpartisan organization promoting voter education and involvement in government and community.
Phone:  541-672-6980

Lions Clubs of Oregon – Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation
Assistance for people who need financial aid for vision or hearing problems through the Hearing Aid Bank, Eyeglasses Recycling Program, and the Patient Care Program. Funds also dedicated to providing mobile health screenings, grant programs, and research into sight, hearing and diabetes.
Phone:  1-866-623-9053     

Lookingglass Grange
National organization that caters to families. Potluck suppers held the fourth Tuesday of each month and the pubic is welcome. The hall is available to be rented for social events.
Phone:  541-679-5232 or 541-672-1652

March of Dimes – Greater Oregon Chapter
The March of Dimes provides public and professional education on birth defects, preconception health, prenatal care, genetics, nutrition during pregnancy, and alcohol, tobacco and other drugs during pregnancy. Small grants are available to agencies involved with maternal and child health services. Individual financial assistance is not available.
Phone: 1- 541-686-2170

Mercy Employee Assistance Service—worklife program
Brief, short-term professional counseling to clients who are experiencing “emotional health or practical life problems” that are affecting their quality of life, health or job performance. Examples of emotional health issues clients seek help with include marital, depression, anxiety, chemical dependency, eating disorders, and anger control. Examples of practical life problems the program offers information and referral resources for include childcare, elder care financial, family budget, legal, and consumer complaints. Referrals to “long term or specialized services” are provided. Referral Procedure: Self-referral or referral by someone in the work place.
Phone:  541-677-4836

Mercy Foundation, Inc
Funds are available to help Douglas County families with unmet healthcare needs. Two areas of service are offered: Terminal illness and Children’s HealthCare. Each has specific restrictions including financial need and the person must be terminally ill or a minor child with unmet healthcare needs. Assistance available for supplementary expenses such as travel, lodging or medication. Written application is required, and the forms may be obtained by calling the Foundation.
Phone:  541-677-4818

Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)
Works to combat neuromuscular disease through basic and applied scientific investigation, patient services and clinical care, professional and public education. Through fund-raising projects, MDA has been able to organize and maintain a worldwide research program, patient and community services, network of clinics (in Eugene and Medford), summer camp program, support groups held in Eugene and Medford area, and various education programs.
Phone:  1-541-686-2753 or 1-866-686-2753

National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE)
Business and informational meetings concerning retired federal employee benefits and programs, social gatherings, fund raising in support of Alzheimer’s research and other charitable organizations.
Phone:  541-673-1400

National Kidney Foundation of OR & WA
Financial and educational services related to kidney disease. Serves residents who suffer from End Stage Renal disease (irreversible kidney failure requiring dialysis or transplant). Contributes financial assistance for treatment-related costs (prescriptions, transportation, etc.) when no other resources are available (funds are disbursed through dialysis units in each county); encourages patient/family support groups and provides information about kidney disease and treatment options to patients and the general public.
Phone:  503-963-5364 or 1-888-3KIDNEY

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

New Beginnings – SPCA
Low-income spay/neuter, cat adoption, dog referral, low-income dog and cat food, Feral Kitty Committee, dog obedience and behavioralist. Thrift Store, 1212 NE Stephens, Roseburg. Volunteers always needed.
Phone:  541-464-4313 or 541-673-9769 (Thrift Store)

Newcomers and Friends
Introducing people new to the area to different local organizations and agencies they might be interested in joining, and a social group to help newcomers get to know others. Outside speakers at many meetings.  Meets second of month.
Phone:  541-679-3139

Optimist Club
Scholarships awarded each year; sponsors Youth Appreciation Week for a specific group of youth; sponsors Student of the Month for an outstanding student; helps the Salvation Army with their Dress-A-Child Program; works on neighborhood park restorations; and holds annual Tri-Star Basketball contest, and Respect for Law Banquet for outstanding city or state police officer.
Phone:  541-673-0391

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 program.
Phone: 1-888-202-5463

Oregon Safenet
Toll-free information line providing education and information about referrals to health and social services, including Oregon Health Plan, WIC and food stamps; Hotline during flu season; Summer Food Program (call for sites); and other programs available.
Phone:  1-800-723-3638  Web Site:

Oregon Scottish Rite Clinics
Determine the extent of speech/language delay and provide therapy.
Phone:  541-440-3040

Pacific Power and Light
Oregon HEAT - Provides emergency winter heating assistance and energy counseling to customers of Pacific Power and Light who are within 125% to 150% of the poverty guidelines and are not eligible for low-income energy assistance. Call for PP&L program contact in community.
Equal Payment Plan - Averaging years bills program for customers.
For Delinquencies - A time payment program that divides delinquent bill into 12 equal amounts added to current monthly bills.                                                                      Equal Time Payment Plan - computes 12 months average bills, divides delinquent bill into 12 equal amounts, adds two together for 12 equal monthly payments.
Phone:  1-888-221-7070

Philetarian Lodge #8 I.O.O.F. (Odd Fellows)
Some limited assistance for those in the order in regard to cemetery plots.
Phone:  541-677-0102

Rebekah Lodge #41
Charitable work; visit the sick, relieve the distressed, educate children within the order; provide monthly entertainment and birthday parties at local nursing homes; monthly business/social meetings at Odd Fellows Hall.
Phone:  541-672-7235

Reedsport/Winchester Bay Chamber of Commerce
Phone:  541-271-3495 or 800-247-2155

Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce
Monthly newsletter, directories and brochures, councils and committees working on various projects, liaison with U.S. Chamber, Oregon Chamber Executives, Associated Oregon Industries and SBA/SCORE.
Phone:  541-672-2648

Roseburg Audiology Center
Evaluation, consultation, direct services, and referrals for hearing and speech.
Phone:  541-672-8868

Roseburg Concert Chorale
Provides an opportunity for local musicians to play and sing in concerts through community performances.
Phone:  541-672-8114 (evenings)

Roseburg High School Booster Club
Support high school events; provide some equipment for athletics.
Phone:  541-440-4142

Roseburg Rescue Mission
Emergency shelter, meals to all, bible studies, chapel services, discipleship program, single male transitional housing rooms, food boxes and clothing, spiritual guidance.
Phone:  541-673-3004

Roseburg Rescue Mission Thrift Store
Items for sale include clothing, furniture, household items, and miscellaneous items.
Phone:  541-673-3004

Roseburg Vision Northwest
Help people develop coping skills to enable them to live independently. A positive support group with a wide age range of members, offer speakers, social events, and medical information. Referrals to the Commission for the Blind.
Phone:  541-672-3836 or 541-459-3958

Roseburg Visitors and Convention Bureau
Promote tourism and conventions in and around Roseburg, provide visitor information services, work with groups and individuals in promoting the area as a travel destination and/or convention site.
Phone:  541-672-9731

Roseburg Women’s Club
Financial Support of community projects and two full-year scholarships to Umpqua Community College.
Phone:  541-

Rotary Club of Reedsport
Sponsorship of the Memorial Day Parade; community and international service; Rotary Youth Exchange Program; Rotary Youth Leadership Academy; and scholarship for graduating, college-bound Reedsport high school senior, and many community service projects.
Phone:  541-271-2101

Rotary Club of Roseburg and North Roseburg Rotary
Scholarships for local students attending UCC or four year colleges; foreign exchange program for high school students (school year or short term); RYLA leadership training for high school juniors; Group Study Exchange Program—six week program for young professional men and women.  PO Box 292, Roseburg, OR  97470.
Phone:  541-673-0818

St. Joseph Community Kitchen
Provides free, nutritious meals. These meals are served with no questions asked; no formal referral is necessary.  Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:30 P.M.
Phone:  541-673-5157

St. Vincent de Paul – Myrtle Creek
Retail thrift store and Christian Services—offers rent and utility assistance once a year (eviction notice and past due utility bill required), prescription assistance, food box (once a month), and gasoline (drivers license required). FUNDS ARE LIMITED WHEN AVAILABLE.
Phone:  541-863-5489 (Store) or 541-863-3310 (Office)

St. Vincent de Paul – Roseburg
Rent and utility assistance, clothing and furniture. FUNDS LIMITED WHEN AVAILABLE.
Phone:  541-580-0680

St. Vincent de Paul – Sutherlin (Serves Wilbur north to Curtin)
Retail thrift store and Christian Ministry—emergency aid provided for rent, utilities, gas, prescription assistance, lodging (limited to one night only during emergency only), clothing and food. For utility assistance, shut off notice or past due notice is required. For rent, 72-hour formal eviction notice is required. Do not pay deposits. Help with telephone bills, if required by doctor. Gas assistance given for emergency aid only and evidence of car insurance must be presented. All information will be verified before any assistance is provided. FUNDS ARE LIMITED WHEN AVAILABLE.
Phone:  541-459-3394 (Thrift Store) or 541-459-6435 (Christian Ministry)

Saving Grace Shelter (formerly Douglas County Animal Control Shelter)
Adoption of dogs and cats; temporary boarding for animals involved in cruelty investigations and impounded by other law enforcement agencies, quarantine for biting and vicious dogs and cats.
Phone:  541-672-3907

Shrine Club – Douglas County
Assists Douglas County children with burns and/or correctable orthopedic problems through the Shrine Hospitals for crippled children.
Phone:  541-672-2407 or 541-673-3055

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 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

Southern Oregon Program for the Visually Impaired
Itinerant educational support services, organizational and mobility training, Braillist services.
Phone:  541-440-4783

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

Special Olympics – Douglas County
Sport activities.
Phone:  541-677-9687

Umpqua Amateur Astronomers
Club for people and groups interested in astronomy. Public star parties and monthly meetings; programs for other groups and schools by arrangement.
Phone:  541-673-1081

United Community Action Network (UCAN)Food Shares
UCAN Food Shares is the Regional Coordinating Agency for Douglas County. Provides hunger awareness, food collection, storage and distribution of emergency food to 13 pantries, 6 kitchens and 15 human service agencies. NO DIRECT SERVICE TO RECIPIENTS.
Phone:  541-672-3421 Roseburg or 1-800-301-8226

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

U-TRAN (formerly Umpqua Transit)
Public transportation. Shopping trips from south county. Paratransit services (based on eligibility), Roseburg and 3/4 miles beyond Roseburg route.
Phone:  541-440-3587 or 800-756-9909

Umpqua Valley Arts Association
Art exhibits, gift gallery, and 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

Umpqua Valley Audubon Society
Environmental issues.  Bird identification and bird surveys.  Conservation advocacy, field trips, programs on environmental issues, expertise on native plants, bird and mushroom identification, and other environmental matters.
Phone:  541-673-1378

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 Valley Havurah
Umpqua Valley Havurah develops and promotes religious, cultural and educational ties within the Jewish community of Douglas County. Offers information, activities, sponsorship and liaison with other resources. Local celebration of religious holidays for its membership.
Phone:  541-677-0575

Umpqua Valley Quilters Guild
Make and give quilts to children in trauma situations, to premature babies, lap quilts to veterans at VA Hospital; present annual show the third weekend of April at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.
Phone:  541-672-2532 (Arts Center)

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.  River Appreciation Day is the third Saturday in July of each year.
Phone:  541-672-7065

United Way – Greater Douglas United Way
Helps support the services of 35 local agencies that provide family counseling services; youth character building; health and rehabilitation; food and emergency services; and multiple community services. INDIVIDUAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE IS NOT AVAILABLE.
Phone:  541-672-1734

Upper Olalla Ladies Apron Club
Help out Olalla and Tenmile area residents by collecting food for food bank and fund raising for Winston/Dillard food pantry. The two fund-raisers a year provides resources to offer a chili feed in March and an ice cream social in August. The funds are also used for upkeep on the Olalla one-room schoolhouse and to help with the community needs.
Phone:  541-784-9469

Veterans of Foreign Wars
Members visit hospitalized veterans; help with the Buddy Poppy Program. Bingo, potlucks, dinner/dance, hall rental, some limited financial assistance and food pantry available to veterans and their families. Veterans Services Officer on the post.
Phone:  541-672-9716 (Auxiliary 2468 - Roseburg)
             541-679-4090 (Auxiliary 9745 - Winston)

Veterans Service Office
Assistance for service-connected and non-service connected benefits, pensions, home loans, and obtaining service records; provides up-to-date information on laws affecting veteran’s benefits through speaking engagements; maintains community partnerships for veteran’s functions through Veteran’s Network Committee; and provides an avenue of support and liaison for veteran’s concerns to Congressional offices, Veteran’s Medical Center, etc. through Douglas County Veteran’s Advisory Committee.
Phone:  541-440-4219

Williams Syndrome Association
Support and counseling for families with Williams Syndrome children or adults. Provides latest educational, behavioral, social, scientific and medical information to professionals and families in Oregon and Washington, one social/educational event annually and a bi-annual national convention. Clinics in the U.S. presently provide the most comprehensive treatment and care for persons with WS and make recommendations to local physicians, therapists and educators. This organization actively supports research into all aspects of this rare syndrome through donations and fund-raising events annually.
Phone:  248-244-2229 (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST)

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

YMCA – Central Douglas
Adult Physical Program - Fitness classes: Land and water aerobics, moderate exercise, fitness testing, racquetball, weight training, and basketball.
Youth Programs – The YMCA believes in the many benefits of youth participating in sports. Winning involves improved skills, team skills, a feeling of play that is fair, and greater confidence. Programs include: baseball, basketball, soccer, tennis, weight training, racquetball, gymnastics, Halloween party, New Year’s Overnighter and Teen Leadership Development.
After School Summer School – Age Child Care – After-school program 5 days a week. Supervised recreation, arts, crafts, activities, snacks, and a safe environment for children whose parents work. Summer program includes 12 weeks of supervised swimming, field trips, arts and crafts, friendship clubs, and games for 6 to 12 year olds.
Preschool Child Care – Full day care for working parents with preschool and pre- kindergarten children; a program to enhance the child’s intellectual, social, emotional, and physical growth. Creative play and movement recreation. Offers swim lessons and Fit & Fun Program to improve strength, balance, coordination, and body awareness for any child 2 ½ to 12 years old.
Aquatics Programs – Aquatics for parent/child, preschool, 6 – 12 year old, adults, handicapped, senior citizens arthritis exercise, masters swim, basic water safety, lifesaving, kayak, public and private lessons.
Phone:  541-440-YMCA (9622)

Zonta Club of Roseburg Area
Scholarship for a woman to UCC, Young Women in Public Affairs Award, Christmas gifts for nursing home parties, service dollars provided to various local organizations.
Phone:  541-672-3100