Covid-19 Crisis Resource List for Families
Albany Recovers is a “one stop” resource for everything you need. Once you are on the website, simply provide your contact info and what you need. Within an hour or two, an agency will contact you to provide you with what you need. (One of our staff members tried this process, and got a great response in 90 minutes.) https://albany.recovers.org/
211 is another general resource finder and can be downloaded as an app on your phone. For info, call 211 or go to https://www.211info.org/ for up to date information and referrals.
CSC Community Services Consortium As Oregon’s state-designated community action agency, CSC is here to help. They offer a number of services in Linn, Benton, and Lincoln counties. These services focus on essential day-to-day survival, such as food and housing, as well as developing new skills that lead to independence through education, training, and work. Whether you need help keeping the heat on today or want help planning for your career of tomorrow, CSC is here to help. During the COVID-19 crisis, the office is closed to the public, but staff members are still taking calls 541-928-6335 or go to http://communityservices.us/
Love, Inc. of Linn County is a Christian organization that helps with all sorts of things from offering a variety of temporary help with labor services to collecting used household and medical equipment. 541-924-5683, 1606 Santiam Rd. SE, Albany Hours: M–Th 9am-1pm https://lovelinn.org/about-love-inc/
Oregon Department of Human Services Benefits Families can apply for food, cash, childcare and medical benefits all in one place at https://one.oregon.gov/. You can also call 1-800-699-9075 for assistance
School Breakfast/lunch Grab-n-Go bags for all children ages 0-18
Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) provides families financial support to cover the cost of school meals during school closures, reduced hours and attendance or remote learning. Oregon has been approved to provide Pandemic EBT benefits for the 2020-2021 school year. More benefits could also be provided over summer 2021 to cover food when children are out of school for the summer
FISH of Albany Food Pantry provides emergency food and crisis services to those living in the Albany area. 541-928-4460, 1880 SE Hill Street, Albany, 9-3:30 M-F call before 3 pm to arrange food box pick up time. Must bring a piece of mail with your address on it. One box per month per household Check Facebook page for latest updates to services https://www.facebook.com/fishofalbany/
Salvation Army Food Pantry 541-928-4774, 345 Columbus SE, Albany, MWF 9am – 11:20am
Call to make an appointment. They will meet you outside with a cart. Everything is sanitized between customers. One visit per month per household. https://www.foodpantries.org/li/salvation_army_cascade_division_97321
Signs of Victory Mission 541-967-8545, 1100 SE Jackson St. Albany, M-Sat 9:00am to 6:00pm Providing food boxes while supplies last https://www.foodpantries.org/li/signs-of-victory-food-bank
St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen 541-926-8562, 822 SW Ellsworth St, Albany, Mon, Wed, Fri 5-6pm Meals to go- take out style at the back of the building, may have some extra food items as well. http://stmarysalbany.com/soup-kitchen/
SNAP and Oregon Trail Card 541-967-2078, 118-SE 2nd Ave Albany (Formerly called food stamps) Apply for food assistance at DHS office or online. https://www.oregon.gov/DHS/ASSISTANCE/FOOD-BENEFITS/pages/index.aspx
The Greater Albany Public School District is working daily to provide your students with meaningful learning activities that can be done at home. In addition to some materials that your student will be receiving in the mail, please access the district website. In the left hand column about halfway down, you will find a long list of School Closure Resources. Below that is a list of videos. We suggest emailing your student’s principal and/or teachers for more information. https://albany.k12.or.us/district/covid-19
New information regarding the 2020-21 school year can be found at https://albany.k12.or.us/district/2020-21-reopening
More Free Educational Resources
Scholastic.com is offering free educational activities for kids of a wide age range.
kidsactivitiesblog.com has a whole list of educational sites that are offering free access to families right now.
This is an extensive list of educational prompts, physical movement ideas, and entertainment ideas for kids and families.
PBS Kids is a great educational, as well as, entertaining resource for kids.
ABC Mouse is offering free 30 day subscriptions for educational content ages 2-8.
Short stories with quizzes https://ela-quest.weebly.com
Virtual PE Every weekday morning at 10:00 A.M. on Instagram brought to you by Moda Health and the Portland Trailblazers: https://www.instagram.com/blazercommunity/?hl=en&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTURnelpUWm1ORFV3WVRsbCIsInQiOiJwOFwvWXA2V0NwNHVuTVFSMDJCYzhNazhnamJFUkdEWEFKeGx4N3RQbFNnb3FlSytzZWxoNnRnVG83cVFOQm4wb2ljRG9hQkM1NkVRa3JpU2VKaHFpWXRGQTZ1TTBSUzBDWkU0cEQ2XC9wNW9nNTJ2M2VuRm12em10SThHMUx1dnVkIn0%3D
Linn County Public Health
The Emergency Management arm of Linn County Public Health has set up an online BaseCamp site where you can go to get real time information and ask questions. Here is the link to set up your account and log in to their site.: https://3.basecamp.com/4455461/join/GrVb8SmpDZQd
COVID 19 “Call-a-Nurse” LINES: These two phone numbers are staffed by RN’s that will answer COVID-19 concerns from community members. If you are experiencing symptoms, you can call here as a first step:
Samaritan Health Services: 541-451-7425. Please note that this is not urgent care but rather a designated line for COVID-19 concerns only.
The Corvallis Clinic: 541-754-1285
Local AA & NA Chapters
Some local chapters have set up online meetings so folks can still access support, while also accessing online materials.
Albany Transit System (ATS) https://www.cityofalbany.net/pw/transportation/albany-transit-system
Call-A-Ride (for people with disabilities or people ages 60 and older)
Linn-Benton Loop Bus
City of Albany Water Temporarily Suspends Shutoffs for Nonpayment
Due to community health concerns and precautions related to the COVID-19 virus, until further notice, the City of Albany will not disconnect water service for nonpayment. Customers are still responsible for their water and sewer that are due now and that accrue during this temporary time. If possible, customers should continue to pay their bill. Online payment information is available on the City’s website at ub.cityofalbany.net. Other options to make a payment without visiting City Hall are to send the payment by mail, use the drop box located on the east side of Albany City Hall, or call Utility Billing at 541-917-7547.
Internet Essentials by Comcast offers income-qualifying customers affordable internet services for $9.95 per month with the first two months free.
NW Natural cares about the health and safety of our employees and customers. We will not disconnect customers who can’t make a payment due to the coronavirus. Customers can visit our website or call us to make payment arrangements. 1-800-422-4012 www.nwnatural.com
Pacific Power has temporarily suspended nonpayment disconnections and late fees for our Oregon, California and Washington customers. If you are having trouble paying your bill, please let them know as soon as possible.Request more time to pay or set up a payment plan. No matter your circumstances, it’s easy to make payment arrangements online https://csapps.pacificpower.net/idm/my-account/payments/payment-arrangements or Call 1-888-221-7070.