Full booklet from Family Building Blocks that includes resources in many different categories for Marion and Polk Counties.

Child Care & Education


  • Capital Dental Care (OHP provider) 503-585-5205

  • WVCH Oregon Health Plan (to find out which dental plan you are assigned to) 503-371-7701

  • Salem Dental Center 1160 Liberty St. SE, 503-363-3311

  • Roger Dow, DMD PC 140 Ramsgate Sq. S Suite 110, 503-363-1712 Fax 503-363-4346

  • Chris Martin, DMD PC 1625 Commercial St. SE, 503-585-8420 Fax 503-581-3879

  • Weston Heringer, DMD 2020 Commercial St. SE, 503-364-7545 Fax 503-540-7911

  • Jeff Phillips, DMD 1109 Liberty Circle S. 503-363-8466

  • Tricia Ray, DMD 140 Ramsgate Square SE #120, 503-363-1661

  • West Salem Dental Clinic (NW Human Services) 503.315.0712

  • Salem Dental Urgent Care Center (503) 587-9919, 1880 Lancaster Drive (emergency care only)

  • Healthy Smiles Family Dental (503) 689-8936, 2601 25th Street Suite 400, Salem OR

Family Crisis & Assistance

  • Child Welfare Office 503-378-6800×2402 : Child abuse reporitng and investigation; intervention and services.

  • DHS Self-Sufficiency Programs 503-378-2731 (N Salem) 503-378-6327 (S Salem) : Financial, medical, job assistance, food stamps and child care.

  • 211 Network for Marion and Polk Counties: general “warm line” for information about many area resources, including housing and utility assistance

  • Family Building Blocks 503-566-2132 : A relief nursery serving Marion & Polk counties including therapeutic classes for young children; regular home visit; parent educationa ndt raining; advocacy, referral and family support services.

  • Liberty House 503-540-0288 : Medical evaluation and family support services for children whom there are concerns of child abuse or neglect.

  • Marion County Housing Authority 503-373-4448 : Rental housing for low-income clients who qualify (outside urban growth boundaries)

  • Psychiatric Crisis Center 503-585-4949 : Psychiatric screening and assessments. Located at Salem Hospital campus.

  • Mid-Valley Women’s Crisis Center-24hr hotline 503-399-7722 : Counseling, emergency shelter, transportation, and support for abused women and children.

  • Family to Family Support Programs

  • Youth & Family Crisis Services - 503-576-4673 - 2421 Lancaster Dr. NE, Salem, OR 97305

Laboratory Services

LGBTQ Resources

First Aid & Safety



  • Barbara Roberts High School Teen Parent Program 503-399-3105 : Support and on-site child care to teen parents.

  • Community Action Head Start 503-581-1152 : Child development programs and services for low income preschool children and their families.

  • Early Intervention / Early Childhood Special Education 503-588-5330 : Referral, evaluation and services for families of children with special needs (vision, hearing, developmental, communication, motor and autism).

  • FACT Oregon is a family leadership organization for individuals and their families experiencing disabilities, working collaboratively to facilitate positive change in policies, systems, and attitudes, through family support, advocacy, and partnerships

  • Healthy Start 503-362-3138 (Marion county) 503-485-2185 (Polk county) : Support for first-time families. Home visits and community referrals.

  • Mid-Valley Literacy Center is a local resource for supporting adults who need help learning to read.

  • Oregon Parent Training and Information Center is a Salem organization who’s mission is to educate and support parents, families and professionals in building partnerships that meet the needs of children and youth with the full range of disabilities ages birth through twenty six.

  • Parents as teachers has information about parenting classes and how to best support your child.

  • Swindells Resource Center for Children andFamilies is an excellent resource for familes with children with special health care needs
    830 NE 47th Ave, Portland, OR 97213 503-215-2429 swindells@providence.org

Marion County Health Department

  • Main number to reach services at 503-588-5357

  • Developmental Disabilities Services 503-588-5288

  • Immunizations 503-588-5342 : Low cost vaccines for uninsured patients.

  • Maternal Child Home Nursing 503-373-3781 : Home visits to families of young children with disabilities or at-risk.

  • WIC 503-588-5057 : Nutritional support for eligible pregnant and breastfeeding women and their children.

Salem Hospital

  • Breastfeeding services 503-562-5338 : Lactation consultation and breastfeeding support.

  • Fresh Start Tobacco Cessation class at Salem Hospital 503-561-5138

Pregnancy Counseling

Respite Care

  • ARC: Marion County 503-581-2726 : Short-term respite care for family caregivers of a person with a developmental disability.

Smoking Cessation