Call 2-1-1 as a starting place for help
On any given day, you, your neighbor, friend, co-worker, or client could be seeking help for the first time and have no idea where to look.
In our experience, the best place to begin locating resources for most needs (food, shelter, counseling, employment assistance, elder care, legal help, and more) is to dial 2-1-1.
2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember, toll-free phone number that connects callers with a wide range of local community 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.
DIAL: 211 toll free TEXT: your zip code to 898211 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
A wealth of information is also available on the website 211info.org.
During a disaster, 211 provides critical information about evacuation routes, food and shelter, as well as support during long-term recovery.
Note: 2-1-1 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 callers by agencies in Yamhill County that ARE listed and can meet with clients and process their applications.
Do you know someone who needs shelter?
Wonderful news for our county: The Yamhill County Gospel Rescue Mission Shelter is now open from 5 p.m. through 9 a.m. to house those seeking temporary refuge from the cold (when the temperature drops to 45 °F or below) or otherwise needing shelter. Dinner, breakfast, showers, laundry facilities, and resource assistance will be provided. Animals are allowed. (Dogs without rabies shots will have to be crated.)
Homeless individuals should come to the Shelter between 5-9 pm. During non-inclement weather, guests are expected to be clean and sober. If you know someone in need of a place to sleep, call the Mission to set up an off-site intake appointment prior to 7 p.m. at 503-472-9766.
Address: 1315 NE Macy St. in McMinnville (next door to the Mission off 13th St. east of Logan)
Parking: On Macy Street, north of 13th St.
Hours: 5 p.m. – 9 a.m.
Phone: Use Mission number 503‐472‐9766 (until Shelter phone is hooked up)
The hotline at 2-1-1 can provide additional information on places available for shelter in the county.
McMinnville Free Medical Clinic
Please see http://www.mcminnvillefreeclinic.org for information on the Free Clinic dates, hours, and services.
City Outreach–the most 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. (Drive around to the back of the church.)
Hours of operation: City Outreach is open to the public on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 10am to 12 noon.
Needed: All the above items in “good condition.”
Note: If you need, or know someone who needs, gifts for children for the holidays, please recommend City Outreach.