To better serve Oregonians with disabilities requesting help, we are transitioning to a new system for Intake requests.
We will not accept new intakes or requests for information and referral until March 20.
Where else can I get help?
You can use the information and tools on our publications page to advocate for your rights.
Abuse & Neglect
If you are a person with a disability or suspect a person with a disability is being abused or neglected, please call 1-855-503-SAFE (7233) to report abuse or neglect to the Oregon Department of Human Services. DRO is not an emergency response agency.
- If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected:
- Report abuse to local DHS Child Welfare offices. Please be ready to provide identifying information and the whereabouts of the child. You may remain anonymous.
- If you suspect abuse, neglect or financial exploitation of an elderly person or an adult with physical disabilities:
- Report abuse or neglect to the Department of Human Services office in your area.
- If you suspect abuse, neglect or financial exploitation of an adult with developmental disabilities:
- If you suspect abuse, neglect. or financial exploitation of an adult with mental illness:
- To make a complaint of a licensed nursing facility:
- Contact the local DHS or Area Agency on Aging officein the area where the facility is located.
- If you need a private attorney:
- Select from the Oregon State Bar’s Lawyer Referral Service. The State Bar also has a Modest Means Program.
- If you have a criminal issue :
- Contact the Circuit Court of the county in which you live to find out whether you qualify for a Public Defender.
- For general information and referrals about various resources in Oregon:
- Please call 2-1-1 or visit http://www.211.org/
- If the problem is in another state:
- Choose from this list of Protection & Advocacy (P&A) Systems in each U.S. state & territory.