HOOD RIVER SELF SUFFICIENCY AND CHILD WELFARE OFFICE
ERDC-EMPLOYMENT RELATED DAY CARE
Employment Related Day Care (ERDC) provides a subsidy to working families to cover the cost of child care in order to provide access to quality child care to those working and caring for a child. Assistance is available when funds are available.
1610 Ninth Court
Hood River, OR 97031
Eligibility: -Must be an Oregon resident
-Be employed. Caretakers/parents must be employed
-Both parents must be working in a two-parent family. Exceptions may exist if one parent cannot care for the children due to a medical/mental health condition or in cases where supervised contact is required by Child Welfare
-Income must be below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level
-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, child is a US citizen or qualified non-citizen.)
-Must need child care to remain employed. For a two-parent family, this means both parents must have all or part of their work hours overlap.
-Child care provider must be ODHS-approved.
Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm, closed major holidays
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (541) 386-3199 Main phone Self-Sufficiency
  • (541) 386-2962 Main phone Child Welfare
  • (855) 503-7233 Main phone Child Abuse Reporting
  • (541) 386-6458 FAX
  • (541) 386-3199 Main phone
  • (541) 386-6458 FAX
Email Address: ssp.statewideworkshare@dhsoha.state.or.us
COVID-19 INFORMATION: Due to Covid-19, call or visit the website. If in-person is required, please call first. Face coverings are required.
INTAKE PROCEDURE: - Apply online visit Benefits.Oregon.gov
- 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 SS card)
-Proof of gross income for the last 30 days (pay stubs, a letter from employer, award letter, for self-employment bank statements showing business revenue and costs)
-Non-citizens must provide legal documentation in order for DHS to determine if they meet the eligibility criteria. Some examples include I-94, Permanent Resident Card, I-551, Employment Authorization, I-688B.
LANGUAGES: English, Spanish, interpretation by arrangement
AREA SERVED: Gilliam, Hood River, Sherman, Wasco, and Wheeler Counties
SITE HOURS: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm, closed major holidays
Services:
  • Child Care Expense Assistance
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HOOD RIVER SELF SUFFICIENCY AND CHILD WELFARE OFFICE