If a foster family needs respite care, they can call and they will do their best to provide a few names/numbers for people that can be contacted who may be a good match for their child(ren). It is up to the resource (foster) family to interview the potential respite person to determine if it is a good match. DHS does not endorse them nor do they pay for the care. Any fees are negotiated between the resource (foster) parent and the respite provider.

It is a connection service and is not a good option for someone who needs respite care urgently. We have people on the list who have passed a background check and have attended a brief orientation to get them enrolled into our volunteer program. They do not go through any kind of licensing process.
1425 NE Irving Street
Suite 400
Portland, OR 97232
Eligibility: DHS Resource (Foste Parent(s)
Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm but messages can be left at any time.
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (971) 673-1800 Main phone
  • (855) 503-7233 Hotline Oregon Child Abuse Hotline
  • (971) 673-1744 FAX
  • (800) 735-2900 TTY/TTD
  • (971) 673-1822 ext 5 Main phone
INTAKE PROCEDURE: People can call the office at anytime. Leave a voicemail If the office is closed or the staff person who coordinates the respite care is unavaiable.
FEES: Negotiated between the resource (foster) family and the respite provider.
DOCUMENTS: None required at intake
AREA SERVED: Multnomah County
  • Respite Care Registries * Adoption/Foster Care Issues
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