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
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.
Employment Department (State of Oregon)
Unemployment Insurance - Provide unemployment insurance benefits to eligible individuals and unemployment tax services.
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.
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.
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.
Gay and Lesbian
Provide 24-hour hotline. Incoming calls are received by a commercial answering service and patched to appropriate counselor.
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
Translation, interpretation, will accompany people to physician’s appointments or to legal appointments, information and referral to community services, home visits, and food boxes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Philetarian Lodge #8 I.O.O.F. (Odd Fellows)
assistance for those in the order in regard to cemetery plots.
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.
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.
Roseburg Audiology Center
Evaluation, consultation, direct services, and referrals for hearing and speech.
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
Support high school events; provide some equipment for athletics.
Roseburg Rescue Mission
Emergency shelter, meals to all, bible studies, chapel services, discipleship
program, single male transitional housing rooms, food boxes and clothing,
Roseburg Rescue Mission Thrift Store
Items for sale include clothing, furniture, household items, and miscellaneous items.
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.
Roseburg Women’s Club
Financial Support of community projects and two full-year scholarships to
Umpqua Community College.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Job Placement - Facilitates the goal of community
employment through training and development that recognizes
individual need and maximizes integration and independence.
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.
Southern Oregon Program for the Visually Impaired
Itinerant educational support services, organizational and mobility training, Braillist services.
Southern Oregon Regional Brokerage – SORB
Brokerage support services, such as respite care, skills training, transportation, and adaptive equipment.
Special Olympics – Douglas County
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.
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.
Public transportation. Shopping trips from south county. Paratransit
services (based on eligibility), Roseburg and 3/4 miles beyond
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.
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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