Lend a Hand by Knowing about Local Resources On any given day, you, your neighbor, friend, co-worker, or client could be seeking help, possibly for the first time, and have no idea where to look. We recommend the following starting places to locate resources for most needs (food, shelter, counseling, employment assistance, elder care, legal help, and more).
Guide to Community Resources and Services
The following excellent resource guide, published by the Housing Authority of Yamhill County (HAYC), lists area resources according to appropriate categories such as meals, children’s services, medical, addictions, and much more. The guide is updated regularly and every attempt is made to keep the information current. Click on Agencies and Community Resources below.
Note: The Guide does not list Give a Little as a resource, since we are not a frontline agency. However, many times our help will be solicited on behalf of local people by agencies in Yamhill County that ARE listed and can meet with clients and process their applications.
2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember, toll-free phone number that connects callers with a wide range of local food, shelter, health care, and other services.
2-1-1 is FREE, confidential, and live Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Calls are answered by trained specialists who live and work in Oregon.
A wealth of information is also available on the website 211info.org and you may download the 2-1-1 app.
Note: 2-1-1 does not list Give a Little as a resource for the reason explained in the above Note. ________________________________________________
The Yamhill County Gospel Rescue Mission operates a 30-day stay facility open all year. The location is 1340 NE Logan St. in McMinnville.
The mission also operates an overnight facility ( from 5 p.m.-9 a.m. for two to three night stays) next to the Mission at 1315 NE Macy St. Meals, showers, laundry facilities and resources assistance are provided.
If clients cannot afford co-pays, Give a Little has an agreement with the Free Clinic and Albertson's Pharmacy to assume reasonable costs.
__________________________________________ City Outreach–a wonderful place to donate and receive items
City Outreach of McMinnville is a remarkable place and resource. Anyone in our county in need of household furnishings, cookware, clothing, books, children’s toys, personal care items, and other necessities can receive the needed items free of charge. More than 50 volunteers of City Outreach serve nearly 250 families each month. Volunteers for this ministry are welcomed.
Location: McMinnville First Christian Church on 1300 SE Brooks St., in the lower level of the south wing. (Go around to the back of the church.) Hours of operation (please double check): Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 10am to 12 noon. Phone: 503-434-4392Needed: All the above items in good condition.
Note: If you need, or know someone who needs, gifts for children for holidays or otherwise, please recommend City Outreach.