Safety net programs help a grandmother afford health care, food, and electricity.
Today I am 48 years old, and I found out that I was infected with this incurable virus at the age of 43. I have been blessed to have access to services here in Portland, Oregon. CascadeAIDS Project has been helping me ever since I was diagnosed.
We know from extensive research studies that low-income families with children often face additional challenges and obstacles in becoming economically stable, compared to those without children. One of the premiere challenges that these families face is finding affordable and quality childcare...
Jeana entered Oregon's Coffee Creek Correctional Facility when her son Jayden was an infant. Earning the privilege of participating in Community Action’s Early Head Start program...
I consider myself a strong, independent woman who does not cry "uncle" or give up easily. However, I am also a woman who needs the assistance of her government in order to live.
Due to hospital error in 1974,…
Indicators of poverty in Oregon
Percentage of people living in poverty
Percentage of low-income people (200% of poverty or below)