Additional Help Resources

"Dont ever forget that you're a citizen of this world, and there are things you cando to lift the human spirit, things that are easy, things that are free, things that you can do every day. Civility, respect, kindness, character."
-Aaron Sorkin

 The United Way of Linn County is partnered with over 20 human service agencies and may be able to provide additional information.  541-926-5432

Our Emergency Fund

Several local churches donate to our Emergency Fund to help families with unanticipated financial emergencies.

We can help with 
utilities; prescriptions; fuel for transportation to medical/dental appointments and job interviews; propane; minor car repairs.

CALL US AT 541-466-3110

Community Services Consortium

Employment assistance, financial services, low-income energy assistance, GED preparation, housing services

Albany 541-928-6335

Corvallis  541-752-1010

Lebanon  541-451-1071

Linn Benton Food Share

Emergency shelter, phone, mail, 3 meals per day, laundry and showers upon approval.

Located at 545 SW 2nd Street,
                          Corvallis 97333

Phone 541-752-1010

Child Wellness Coordinator

Assistance with purchasing school supplies by Central Linn School District students of low income families. 

Center Against Rape 
and Domestic Violence

24 Hour Hot Line
Habla Espanol


Albany Helping Hands

Emergency shelter, phone, mail, 3 meals per day, laundry and showers upon approval.

Located at 6619 9th St.  Albany


Central Linn Gleaners

Contact Helen Smith

Snap Food Benefits

Contact Tina Dodge Vera
541-967-3871 ext. 2392


Rent and utility assistance, clothing, prescriptions, propane, food boxes & meal site for Sweet Home area residents.



Food boxes, clothing, medical, emergency transportation, shopping style pantry, some utility & rent assistance.

Albany  541-928-4460

Lebanon  541-259-3200

Harrisburg God's Storehouse

Low cost clothes & some furniture items.  Food boxes available too.

Located at 180 Smith Street, Harrisburg

Phone 541-995-8403


Types of Referrals Offered by 211: 211 provides callers with information about and referrals to social services for every day needs and in times of crisis. For example, 2-1-1 can offer access to the following types of services:

  • Basic Human Needs Resources – including food and clothing, shelters, housing, utility assistance.

  • Disaster Response and Recovery – works with the emergency management team during a disaster to offer support and place for dissemination of information.

  • Mental Health and Health Resources – including counseling, support groups, drug and alcohol treatment, health insurance programs, Medicaid and Medicare, maternal health resources, health insurance programs for children, medical information lines, clinics, and hospitals.

  • Employment Supports – including job training, employment services, transportation assistance and education programs.

  • Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities – including adult day care, community meals, respite care, home health care, transportation and homemaker services.

  • Children, Youth and Family Support – including child care, after school programs, educational programs for low income families, family resource centers, and recreation programs, mentoring, tutoring and protective services.

  • Volunteer Opportunities and Donations – Individuals who wish to donate time, goods or money to community organizations can find this information by dialing 211.

Thrift Store
107 W Bishop Way

PO Box 335

Brownsville, OR 97327


439 N. Main St.

Brownsville, OR 97327


Food Bank ~ 10am to 4pm                                  Wed. to Fri.

Thrift Store ~ 10am to 4pm
                         Tue. to Sat.
Parents & Pals ~ 10:15am Tue.
                              11am Tue.
                              11am Fri.
Learning Tree ~ 9am to 12pm
                             Mon, Wed, Thur
                             9am to 12pm
                             Tue.  & Fri.



Thrift Store


Food Bank


Parents & Pals 


Learning Tree


107 W Bishop Way

PO Box 335

Brownsville, OR 97327
OFFICE 541-466-3110