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The mission of CPA is to support women and children affected by the sex industry to find safer, healthier life paths by exploring alternatives in a safe and supportive structure. Their services include: case management, emergency services, educational and peer support groups.
For more information, phone 503-282-1082 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Oregon Stroke Center offers a clinical stroke team that is available 24 hours a day to respond to acute stroke emergencies. The team consists of a neurologist specializing in strokes, and a clinical stroke study nurse, who service four area hospitals: Providence St. Vincent Hospital, Providence Portland Hospital, Portland VA Medical Center, and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU).
The mission of Lola Greene Baldwin Foundation for Recovery is to help people escape prostitution, survive, and recover from its long-term effects. They also provide education about the effects of prostitution on those used in it, and its effects on the larger community. Their services include crisis intervention, case management, legal advocacy, community education programs. Drop-in center is open to people of any age, gender, sexual orientation, whether currently prostituting, or prostituted in the past. They have male and female staff, as well as survivor and nonsurvivor staff.
Lola Greene Baldwin Foundation for Recovery
For more information, you can write to: P.O. Box 42393 Portland, OR USA 97242, phone 503-236-7244, or email:
Give blood. Donate money. Volunteer time. Please do whatever you can to help; no matter in which city you live. Thank you.
American Red Cross
The Multnomah County Library is situated in a recently refurbished architectural gem of a building. The genealogy collection on the third floor contains treasures for the curious genealogist. Do you need a fast fact? Call their Reference Line at (503) 988-5234, or use Ask Us! Online, the library's online question-and-answer service.
Multnomah County Library
If you need to make an emergency call, please:
1. Be clear as to what kind of assistance is needed: fire, police, medical
2. Stay on the phone and answer all questions
3. Give the specific location where help is needed
4. Stay calm, and speak clearly
5. Follow the directions of the call taker and if you know basic first aid and CPR, you can help by providing emergency assistance until professional help arrives
In 1867, the first formal medical program began at Willamette University in Salem. Now located in Portland, OHSU is a one-of-a-kind institution in Oregon that educates health professionals and biomedical researchers in a variety of fields, and undertakes the functions of patient care, community service, and biomedical research.
9-1-1 is the emergency number to dial on your phone when you need immediate assistance for Fire, Police, and/or Medical. An "emergency call" is a call to a fire or police department, or for emergency medical aid or ambulance service, when property or human life is in jeopardy and the prompt summoning of aid is essential.
Portland State University (PSU) is Oregon's nationally recognized urban university, located in the heart of the state's economic and cultural center. They offer over 100 undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degrees, as well as graduate certificates and continuing education programs.
Portland State University
Oregon DMV manuals, driver licensing, vehicle registration and titling, are available in field offices located throughout the state. However, not all offices offer all services. Offices are divided into four categories: DMV Express Offices, Regular Service Field Offices, CDL Drive Test Offices, and Dealer Processing Centers. DMV Headquarters is based in Salem.
Department of Motor Vehicles
If you are in Suicidal Crisis, Emotional Crisis, or Family Crisis - don't hesitate to call. Here's a list of numbers in Oregon, listed by city and county:
Oregon Suicide & Crisis Hotlines
Also, National Hope Line Network
1-800-SUICIDE or 1-800-784-2433
Toll-Free in the U.S. / 24 hours / 7 days
Portland's electric company offers useful energy tips, billing and payment options, as well a power status report. If you'll be relocating to Portland, you'll also find links for starting a business or residential service.