HOOD RIVER 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, which assists with obtaining a high school diploma or GED, as well as job preparation and life skills.
1610 Ninth Court
Hood River, OR 97031
Eligibility: For low-income families with children under the age of 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 U.S. Citizen or qualified non-citizen. Parents without U.S. Citizenship can apply for benefits for children who are U.S. Citizens.
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
COVID-19 INFORMATION: Due to Covid-19, call or visit the website. If in-person is required, please call first. Face coverings are required.
FEES: None
INTAKE PROCEDURE: Print and fill out application and mail or take to your local DHS self-sufficiency office or visit your local DHS office to apply in person. Visit Benefits.Oregon.gov to apply online.
DOCUMENTS: Proof of ID, proof of income, Social Security Numbers (SSN) for all members of the family who want benefits, 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.
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:
  • TANF
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HOOD RIVER SELF SUFFICIENCY AND CHILD WELFARE OFFICE