Employment Related Day Care (ERDC) helps working families pay for child care, including subsidy fees. This means families may pay part of the child care cost, called a copay. EDRC works with partners to help families find quality child care.
190 W Ellendale Avenue
Dallas, OR 97338
Eligibility: -Must be an Oregon resident
-Be employed. Caretakers/parents must be employed
-Both parents must be working in a two-parent family or attending school. Exceptions may exist if one parent cannot care for the children due to a medical/mental health condition or in cases where Child Welfare requires supervised contact
-When first applying, income cannot be above 200% of the federal poverty level
-Income limits after a person applies and when a person renews cannot exceed 250% of the Federal Poverty Level or 85% of state median income, whichever is higher
-Have a child care need for a qualifying child (under 13 years of age who need care, ages 13-17 who require care due to special circumstances, a child is a US citizen or qualified non-citizen.)
-Must need child care to remain employed. For a two-parent family, both parents must have all or part of their work hours overlap.
-Childcare providers must be listed and approved by ODHS
Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (503) 623-5526 Main phone Self-Sufficiency
  • (503) 831-0752 FAX
Email Address: [email protected]
INTAKE PROCEDURE: - Apply online
- Apply via email by attaching completed application. Note: your information may not be protected if you do not use a secure email process.
- Mail, fax or drop off completed application at your local office. Application form is available in English, English Large Print, Spanish, Spanish Large Print, Arabic, Burmese, Nepali, Russian, Somali, and Vietnamese.
FEES: Each family has one copayment determined by family size and income.
DOCUMENTS: What you may need to provide during or after your interview:
-Social Security number (SSN) for everyone in benefit group (not required to provide Social Security card)
-Proof of gross income for the last 30 days (pay stubs, letter from employer, award letter, for self-employment bank statements showing business revenue and costs)
-Non-citizens must provide legal documentation for DHS to determine if they meet eligibility criteria. Some examples include I-94, Permanent Resident Card, I-551, Employment Authorization, and I-688B.
LANGUAGES: English, Spanish, interpretation by arrangement
AREA SERVED: Marion, Polk, and Yamhill Counties
  • Child Care Expense Assistance
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