Eastern Oregon Developmental Disabilities Resources
For people with developmental disabilities, their families and the people who support them.
About the Eastern Oregon Human Services Consortium
Eastern Oregonians are well aware of barriers to services in our rural areas: scarce local resources and numerous small populations scattered over a big geographic area make challenges to cost-effective delivery of quality services.
The counties of Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam, Wheeler, Morrow, Umatilla, Wallowa, Baker, Union, Grant, Harney and Malheur signed an intergovernmental agreement in 1988 to create the Eastern Oregon Human Services Consortium (EOHSC) of community mental health programs. The Consortium covers a 50,000 square mile area
The Eastern Oregon Human Services Consortium represents the needs of Eastern Oregonians before the State Legislature and works to educate others about the practicalities of delivering mental health, alcohol and drug treatment and developmental disability services to Eastern Oregon.
EOHSC develops and supports innovative partnerships and utilizes the expertise of people at the local level to maximize resources and benefits for the entire region.
Purpose of the Eastern Oregon Developmental Disabilities Resources
The Developmental Disability Resources web site is the brainchild of the Quality Improvement Council of the Eastern Oregon Regional Crisis Program. The Council members are people with developmental disabilities, family members, vocational and residential 24-hour service providers, foster care providers, and staff members. The Council members said they would like to see a site that would help answer questions such as:
- I’m new to the area.
- What supports are there in this county that I should know about?
- Why should I want to enroll my family member in the Service Coordination system?
- What is the eligibility criteria to be enrolled in Service Coordination?
The Quality Improvement Council envisioned a resource that would do the following:
- Make information easy to find–for individuals and families, Service Coordinators, service providers, and others interested who support people with developmental disabilities.
- Include information about local and state resources and links to other knowledge bases.
- Include information about how the system works–where to go to get what kinds of assistance.
- Facilitate people making connections with others in eastern Oregon by invitation to our visitors to share their own news, tips, and knowledge here.
Address: 17 SW Frazer, Suite 387, Pendleton, Oregon 97801