DHS serves thousands of Oregonians each year through assistance programs aimed at stabilizing and strengthening families, helping families and individuals become self-sufficient, reducing barriers to employment and improving the health and welfare of children.
SELF-SUFFICIENCY SERVICES OFFERED
(TANF) Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
(ERDC) Employment-Related Day Care program
(SNAP) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
(TA-DVS) Temporary Aid for Domestic Violence Survivors
(TA-DVS) DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES TEMPORARY AID FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SURVIVORS GRANT
DHS may provide temporary financial help to support families whose safety is at risk due to domestic violence. Most often this is when the domestic violence survivor and the children are fleeing domestic violence or at risk of returning to an abusive situation.
Up to $1200.00 over a 90 day eligibility period for housing related payments (including deposits, rents and utilities), relocation costs (including moving costs and other travel costs), replacement of personal or household items left behind when the victim and children have fled if items are not available from another source (clothing, hygiene items, essential furniture items), purchase of items that help address safety (including new locks, motion detectors, P.O. Boxes).
The person must also be a resident of Oregon and fit the following criteria:
Be a parent or relative caring for a minor child or a pregnant woman
Meet the income criteria for the program (this program looks only at income on hand that is available to meet any emergency needs)