Equity Resources

  • Reduced rate program for garbage and recycling services in Washington County now available

    Reduced rate information and sign up

    Spanish- Reduced rate information and sign up

    Lutheran Community Services Northwest Citizenship Program will offer FREE Citizenship classes for ESL speakers AND N-400 application services with immigration specialists. Winter Term begins Tuesday, January 10, 2023. We will offer remote and in-person classes. ALL remote classes will meet in person for the first and last classes. The classes will run for 12 weeks.  New students are welcome to join at any time during the first 3 weeks of term.

    How to Sign Up:

    1)  Fill out the "New Student Form" for registration 

    2) Students will receive a follow-up email from me. 

    Please email aruonavaarakaras@lcsnw.org or call me at 503-731-9585 if you have any questions.

    Take a look at this flyer in English or this flyer in Spanish to learn more.

    Washington County Activates Severe Weather Shelter:

    Due to dangerous weather conditions, Washington County has activated its inclement weather shelter that will open its doors at 3 p.m. November 18, 2022, until 10 a.m. November 21, 2022, to anyone seeking shelter through the winter weather event.

    Go to the county website for dates, locations, and schedules.

    Oregon Pandemic EBT:

    Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) is part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. P-EBT is money for children whose access to adequate and quality food may have been impacted by COVID-19.

    Oregon is sending P-EBT to families receiving SNAP benefits that have children under the age of 6 to make up for missed meals caused by child care closures. 

    P-EBT is a program in partnership with the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) and the Oregon Department of Education (ODE).

    Go to their website for more information.

    NAMI (National Alliance of Mental Illness) has resources for families, educators, and students with support groups on anxiety, ADHD, substance use, and lots of opportunities for people to become more involved and to support each other washconami.org & NAMI ETS

    Love INC is the bridge between people in need, the church and community agencies.  Click on the flyers below to find out more:

    Love Inc. Flyer

    Love Inc. Christian Church Flyer

    In This Together : A support group for children and families in grief. 

    Must register for groups.  Click this LInk to learn more

    Free Food Market: See the Flyer for details 

    IRCO WA County Economic Opportunity Program: 
    Get help improving your skills to land a lasting career!
    For more details check out this IRCO EOP Flyer in English
    The Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) serves the holistic needs of Oregon's immigrants, refugees and mainstream community members. As a community-based organization, we empower children, youth, families and elders from around the world to build new lives and become self-sufficient by providing more than 200 culturally and linguistically specific social services.
    Check out their website
    Boys & Girls Aid: Homelessness Prevention Program:
    Tualatin Public Library Events:
    Monthly Free Food Markets:
    The Oregon Child Care Start-up and Expansion Grant:
    Welcome to Symphony Storytime, a fun and unique video series from the Oregon Symphony, designed for pre-K through elementary aged children and their families to experience popular story books. Each episode is entertaining and educational and includes a great children’s story narrated by a master storyteller, with accompaniment by an Oregon Symphony musician or guest artist, performing the “soundtrack” inspired by each story. Visit this website to discover more.
    Poster Contest
    After school is cool poster contest.
    Start: November 18
    End: January 26, 2023
    Check out this link to learn more.
    Tigard Public Library
    Take a look at our website to learn about story times and subscribe to our newsletter

    Parenting Series Launching in January and Early February

    IRCO - Nurturing Parenting Series – January 2023 Start In-Person and Optional Home Visits Arabic Facilitation

    For more information see here

    Adelante Mujeres  -   Abriendo Puertas Series – January 25th Start Virtual Spanish Facilitation

    Strengthening Families Series (10-14) – January 23 In-Person Start adult caregiver group (Spanish Facilitation) and youth group

    Morrison Child and Family – Incredible Years Series – February 1st Virtual Start English Facilitation

    Parenting Together - Nurturing Parenting “Nurturing Hope” Series – February 6th Virtual English Facilitation

    Parenting Together - Nurturing Parenting “Nurturing Hope” Series – February 20th Virtual Spanish Facilitation (flyer coming soon)

     Topic Specific Workshops

     Maternal Child and Families -  PAX Tools and Tips for Peaceful Parenting, February 6th In-person English facilitation with Toolkit available in Spanish and English for parents and all     interested family support and engagement roles

    Ongoing Parenting Connection and Support

    Dedicated Dads Community – Monthly in-person

    Daddy and Me Play and Learn Drop-in – Monthly in-person on the first Saturday of each month

    Mom’s Circle – Weekly Virtual Drop-in Spanish and English facilitation preferences

    Exclusion Day Information

    Exclusion Day Informaiton Flyer

    Exclusion day information flyer Spanish

    Clinic information flyer

    Clinic information flyer Spanish

  • Lines for Life Support 

     Racial Equity Support Line offers support to those who are feeling the emotional impacts of racist violence & microaggressions as well as emotional impacts of immigration struggles and cross-cultural issues. 

    Available weekdays from 9 am to 5 pm, PST, the number is 503-575-3764. If you have questions or want to reach the Director of Equity Initiatives, please email Donna Harrell at DonnaH@linesforlife.org.


    Safe+Strong Helpline emotional support and resource referral line to assist anyone seeking support. Callers do not have to be in crisis to utilize this line and access supportive listening, compassion, and connection to resources. 

    Support is free and available 24/7 the number is 1-800-923-HELP(4357). Language interpreters are available.

  • Washington County Department of Health and Human Services


     Trillium Community Health Plan has expanded its service area to include Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties.

      • Members can reach out to OHP to change plans. Members can call 800-273-0557 or use ONE.Oregon.gov to change their CCO plan. OHP will not move anyone or match members to a plan based on provider relationships. Plan changes must be requested by the member.
      • Members can use the CCO Plans Comparison Tool to compare plans, find provider directories, and other important information.
      • CCO enrollment for Trillium follows the regular schedule. If a member is new to OHP or new to the service area, enrollment will be scheduled next weekly. For established members who are changing plans, enrollment starts on the first of the next month.