This week our resource spotlight is on this page the Family Resource Center put together with the following Need Based Community Resources:
Department of Human Services: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)- The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program provides cash assistance to low-income families with children while they strive to become self-sufficient. The program’s goal is to reduce the number of families living in poverty, through employment and community resources.
For more information on how to apply visit www.oregon.gov/DHS/assistance/pages/cash/tanf.aspx
The local DHS office is located at
545 SW 2nd, Ste. B
Corvallis, OR 97333
Community Services Consortium Resources– The CSC has compiled a list of local resources dealing with your health and well-being such as:
Crisis Intervention & Assistance
and much more!
Visit their website for more information!
WIC: Nutrition for you and your family– WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (up to age 5).The Oregon WIC Program aims to provide public health leadership in promoting the health and improved nutritional status of Oregon’s families by providing:
Supplemental nutritious foods
Partnerships with and referral to other public and private community groups
Benton County Health Department
530 NW 27th Street
Corvallis, OR 97330
For more information, please visit www.fns.usda.gov/wic.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)– The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a federal program offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. SNAP is the largest program in the domestic hunger safety net. Oregon works with our federal partners, other State agencies, nutrition educators, and neighborhood and faith-based organizations to ensure that those eligible for nutrition assistance can make informed decisions about applying for the program and can access benefits. For more information and/or to apply visit www.oregon.gov/DHS/assistance/pages/foodstamps/snap-info.aspx.
Parenting Success Network– The Parenting Success Network is a coalition of organizations in Linn and Benton counties dedicated to strengthening and supporting families. Network organizations provide educational programs and support services to enhance parents’ ability to raise healthy children in caring homes. For more information and to view upcoming classes visit www.parentingsuccessnetwork.org
Other noteworthy resources:
OSU Community Hub: Managed by the Family Resource Center, this free platform is where Beaver families can connect, learn and share. Introduce yourself and get to know other Oregon State employees through this new resource; ask questions to your colleagues about child care, caregiving and community resources; and join interest groups to connect with those who share similar experiences.
Care.com Webinar: Removing the “man-can’t” myth, Tuesday April 13th 9-10AM: Moms and dads have been struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic, experiencing equal amounts of stress, despite stereotypes. Dads today are “all in” and more emotionally and physically involved at home than ever before. Josh Levs, an expert on modern dads in the workplace, will share how men can engage on issues of gender equality and diversity, how they can become co-champions for change, and strategies to offer work-life balance for both women and men. Register Today
Informational session about Healthy Team Healthy U next Tuesday, March 30th, from 12:30-1pm Register Here. The informational session will cover:
- Who is eligible to enroll
- How to login/sign up for HTHU
- A live demo of the actual website
- What resources are available on the website
- The My StayWell App
- Upcoming events
- Q&A, if time permits