Community Resource Desk

The Community Resource Desk is designed to help individuals and families in need of support get connected to resources available in their community.

The Community Resource Desk is a free and confidential service located at Providence facilities and staffed full-time on weekdays by bilingual and bicultural resource specialists from local social service agencies. Our four Portland-area locations are staffed by Impact NW. In Seaside, Clatsop Community Action serves our north coast community. Staff at every location are fluent in English and Spanish. Translation services for other languages are available as needed.

The Resource Desks are open and free to everyone. You do not need to have a Providence doctor, Providence Health Plan insurance or any insurance to use. Appointments are available and drop-ins are always welcome.

Come visit us in-person or call at:

Providence Professional Plaza
Located on the first floor lobby across from the pharmacy
Phone: 503-215-9488
Monday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Providence Medical Group – Gateway Family Medicine
Located in the second floor lobby
Phone: 503-215-4524
Monday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Providence Medical Group – Tanasbourne
Located on the first floor lobby between the elevators and stairs
Phone: 503-216-9387
Monday 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Providence Milwaukie Hospital
Located inside the main entrance of the hospital
Phone: 503-513-8366
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Providence Seaside Hospital
Hospital main entrance by the gift shop
Phone: 503-717-7176
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Resource specialists can help connect you to various services like:

  • Connecting you to housing resources and utility assistance
  • Assisting you in signing up for health insurance and knowing your benefits
  • Assisting you in signing up for food stamps
  • Arranging dental care appointments and other services
  • Finding nearby food pantries
  • Employment assistance

And much more! Talk to a resource specialist about how they can help.

What to expect:

Walk-ins: When you walk into a Providence building, look for a desk in the lobby. You will receive a card that lists the types of services we offer assistance with. Together you and the resource specialist will talk through your needs and ways we can help.

Phone: After you call a Community Resource Desk, you and the resource specialist will talk through your needs and determine ways we can help.

The resource specialists will connect you to the right services for you and your family. You will leave the meeting or call with an action plan specific to you that explains the next steps to take. The resource specialists will follow-up with you after one week and again after one month to see how you are doing.