Our communities are experiencing an unprecedented challenge. Some of the regular resources below may not be accessible at this time, but CGCC has endeavored to keep it up to date. Please call any agency before visiting in person, as many may require appointments.


The following resource list is offered to the CGCC community. These agencies, offices, companies, and websites have information and assistance that may be available to you, depending on many factors, including need and your situation.

You can also contact our Benefits Navigator, Marco Beitl, for help finding the resources you need.

The Oregon Department of Human Services (541) 296-4661 has resources for the following:

  • Assistance for seniors
  • Assistance for people with developmental and physical disabilities
  • Child Welfare Office
  • Housing Services
  • Oregon Health Plan
  • Refugee Services
  • SNAP (food stamps)
  • TANF (financial assistance for families)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Office

211 Info is a private, community-based nonprofit organization funded by state and municipal contracts, foundations, United Ways, donations, and community partners in Oregon and Southwest Washington. 211 Info serves Clark, Cowlitz, Skamania, and Wahkiakum counties in Washington and the entire of State of Oregon.

To contact 211:

  • Dial 211 on your phone
  • Text 898211 
  • On the web at 211info.org

Local resources

  • Mid Columbia Center for Living (The Dalles) (541) 296-5452, (Hood River) (541) 386-2620
  • CGCC students may contact the Student Support Services Coordinator at sdahl@cgcc.edu or call Student Services at 541-506-6000, option 2.

National or online resources

Additional Resources

Did you know CGCC has a Benefits Navigator? Marco can offer support to any CGCC student with things like groceries, diapers and school supplies. Marco can also help you apply for OHP. Here at CGCC we want to see you succeed in school as well as in life.