Help for residents
211.org or dial 211
This site is designed to facilitate community preparedness and recovery. Residents can request help or sign up to donate and volunteer. Organizations can also help under the “I Represent a Local Organization” link.
This is all not-for-profit. No selling of materials or services.
Essential workers such as first responders, emergency workers, health care professionals, critical operations staff and essential personnel can access emergency child care:
- Call 211. Listen to the prompt for Child Care and press the specified number.
- Text the keyword “children” or “niños” to 898211 (TXT211).
- Visit 211info.org/family
Apply for emergency related day care through the Oregon Department of Human Services. Oregon Early Learning Division has provided resources for families and child care providers who may face virus-related disruptions. Governor Kate Brown has expanded child care benefits for families and providers during the spread of COVID-19. Contact the Oregon Department of Human Services Direct Pay Unit with questions at 1-800-699-9074.
Visit the Oregon Department of Employment website for updates on COVID-19 related business layoffs, closures and applying for unemployment insurance. For older adults, call 1-855-ORE-ARDC (1-855-673-2732). Oregon Department of Human Services provides vocational rehabilitation resources for people with disabilities.
Grocery store hours for seniors and those with disabilities
Free grab-and-go breakfast and lunch for ALL children 1-18
Meals on Wheels meal sites are offering dining center participants “to-go” meals, which are available for pick-up from 11 a.m. to noon on regular serving days; homebound clients are still receving meals delivered to their door; however, volunteers are practicing social distancing when delivering meals.
Apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) through the Oregon Department of Human Services.
Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon has compiled a list of resources for individuals to access food assistance, such as applying for SNAP, locating food banks, accessing school meals, etc.
Income Taxes, Paid Leave, and Tax Credits
Visit the Coronavirus Tax Relief page on the Internal Revenue Service website for COVID-19 tax relief related to paid leave for workers and tax credits for businesses related to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act that was signed into law. The IRS has extended the federal income tax filing deadline until July 15, 2020.
Albany Police Department is offering prescription delivery service to qualifying residents. Requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Payment will have to be arranged by phone payment or insurance before we pick up. Call 541-917-7680 for details or to request this service.
Trash & Recycling
A message from Republic Services
Visit the CDC’s Information for Travelers or the State Department’s Travel Advisories if you are planning on travelling outside of the United States.
City suspends water shutoffs. Read press release
Offering services for families and individuals in need as well as opportunities to volunteer or donate.