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Child care

Emergency child care for essential workers: Call 211; text “children” or “niños” to 898211; email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; visit

Apply for emergency related day care through the Oregon Department of Human Services.

Oregon Early Learning Division has provided resources for families and child care providers who may face virus-related disruptions.

Governor Kate Brown has expanded child care benefits for families and providers during the spread of COVID-19. Contact the Oregon Department of Human Services Direct Pay Unit with questions at 1-800-699-9074.

Housing assistance

Mortgage and Rent Relief are available to Albany households financially impacted by COVID-19.

Renters – go to the Community Services Consortium pre-screening page to get started or call 541-704-7646.

Home owners – email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 541-704-7642.

Mental health for essential workers

Lines for Life has created a Virtual Wellness Room to offer support to helpers, mental health professionals, first responders, social workers and anyone considered an essential worker during the COVID-19 pandemic in Oregon. Each check-in call will have a facilitator to guide the conversation.


Albany Police Department is offering prescription delivery service to qualifying residents, evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Call 541-917-7680 for details or to request this service.

State Offers COVID-19 Mortgage Relief Program

The COVID-19 Mortgage Relief program is now open to assist Oregonians who have fallen behind on their mortgage during the pandemic. Income-qualified homeowners who came past due on their first-lien mortgage after January 1, 2020 and have experienced a financial hardship may qualify for assistance. Homeowners should visit to learn whether they qualify and how to apply. The state also partners with trusted housing counseling agencies that can help with applications and assist with loan signing.

Other assistance

Comcast Internet Essentials offer (two free months of broadband service if qualified and apply before 12/31/2020)

United Way of Linn, Benton, Lincoln Counties

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