Gorge Covid Resources
This page is intended to serve as a resource for nonprofit staff looking for resources to serve clients.
If a link doesn't work or you have a resource to add, please email Chelsea Ruder at
County Health Depts
The Next Connection (M-F 9:00-5:00)
Bilingual staff from The Next Door Inc.
will answer questions such as, safety net resources, food banks/meal services for children, physical and mental health conditions, and home activities for children.
Bi-lingual Information & Referrals
General Covid Information
community resources and screening info
Gorge-wide resources/info on food assistance, pantries, meals for seniors and
youth, farmers and restaurants
Oregon-side pantry hours from Columbia Gorge Food Bank. Updated weekly.
Washington-side pantry hours from WAGAP. Hours and locations.
Notes about food pantry operations:
~ Anyone can get food, no identification is required
~ All pantries are using no-contact, drive-up (or walk-up) practices
~ Currently, there are no restrictions on number of times a person can visit
a pantry per month
School Meal Programs
Meals at schools are currently available to all children age 1-18 and they do not need to be a student of that district - any child can get a meal at any school site.
Farmworker Health Clinics
Local information and news updates regarding housing in the Gorge
Information about a variety of topics
Emergency shelter through use of hotel vouchers for high risk individuals
Tenant Protection from Oregon Law Center (English/Spanish)
2 minute video describing what tenants need to know about eviction notices
Information on emergency housing in Klickitat and Skamania counties
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
PPE for frontline workers, specifically information about donating, sewing and dropping off ready to wear masks
Drop-off & pick-up Gorge-wide
Featuring Dr. Tina Castañares
24 hour crisis line for individuals in Wasco, Sherman, and Gilliam counties
24 hour crisis line for individuals in Hood River county
24 hour crisis line for individuals in Klickitat county
24 hour crisis line for individuals in Skamania county
Activities for Individuals and families
Family friendly recipes that are healthy and low cost
Master Gardner: Vegetable Gardening
Free course from Oregon State University
Vetted activities with families with children
Resources for talking to your children about coronavirus
Mental health crisis hotline, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Schedule an appointment with Behavioral Health Specialist – One Community Health patients only
Information regarding hours and crisis line
Non-crisis listening service for children, teens, and parents/guardians of children who may be struggling with emotional, behavioral, and mental health challenges.