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Child Care Assistance and Family Support

It’s no secret child care is expensive and unaffordable for many families.

In Oregon, we have several child care assistance programs for families such as Employment Related Day Care (ERDC) run by the Oregon Department of Human Services. ERDC helps eligible working families pay for child care so they can work. Families who qualify for the program pay a portion of their child care expense through a copay depending on the family’s income, size, and the amount the child care provider charges.

Families who qualify for ERDC may also be eligible for cash assistance for basic living expenses and job services through Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), food benefits through Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and food and nutrition support through Women, Infants and Children (WIC).

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In addition to these cash assistance services you can also find more information on housing assistance and low income energy assistance program.

In many cases, child care costs for families with children with disabilities or special needs are even higher. The Inclusive Child Care Program open in external site provides supplemental monetary supports to qualifying families to help with the costs associated with accommodating children with disabilities or special needs in their child care environment.

To find local community services, child care providers or other services in your area contact 211Info.