ALBERTA SELF SUFFICIENCY AND CHILD WELFARE OFFICE
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. Cash assistance is intended to meet a family's basic needs such as food, clothing, shelter, and utilities. TANF recipients may be able to participate in the Jobs Opportunity and Basic Skills (JOBS) program. This program assists the individual to obtain a h
30 N Webster Street
Portland, OR 97217
Eligibility: Low-income families with children under age 18 or pregnant women in the 9th month of pregnancy. To qualify for TANF, families must have very few assets and little or no income. Must be a US citizen or qualified non-citizen. Parents without US citizenship can apply for benefits for children who are US citizens.
Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm, closed major holidays
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (971) 673-6900 Main phone Self-Sufficiency
  • (971) 673-6800 Main phone Child Welfare
  • (855) 503-7233 Child Abuse Hotline
  • (503) 280-6638 FAX Child Welfare
  • (503) 493-1521 FAX Self Sufficiency
  • (800) 735-2900 TTY/TTD
  • (971) 673-6900 Main phone Self-Sufficiency
  • (503) 493-1521 FAX Self Sufficiency
  • (800) 735-2900 TTY/TTD
Email Address: 0701.alberta@dhsoha.state.or.us
FEES: None
INTAKE PROCEDURE: An applicant can apply online, contact a local office, or print and fill out the application. The printed application can be faxed, mailed, dropped off at a local office, or emailed to SSP.StatewideWorkshare@dhsoha.state.or.us.
DOCUMENTS: Proof of ID, proof of income, Social Security Numbers (SSN) for all members of the family who want benefits, and proof of immigration status (if applicable). If you are applying for someone else and not for yourself, you do not need to bring proof of immigration status or SSN for yourself. If you are facing challenges obtaining proof of income or other documents, a worker can work with you to obtain income verification and other needed information.
LANGUAGES: English, Spanish, interpretation by arrangement
AREA SERVED: Multnomah County
SITE HOURS: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm, closed holidays
Services:
  • TANF
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ALBERTA SELF SUFFICIENCY AND CHILD WELFARE OFFICE