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Resources for Undocumented Students

Need Financial Aid? Do you qualify for ORSAA? Find out here: Oregon Student Aid
Oregon residents who have undocumented status, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status, and/or Temporary Protected Status (TPS) should submit the ORSAA. Do not complete the ORSAA if you are (1) a U.S. citizen, (2) a legal noncitizen with an Alien Registration number, or (3) an international student who is in the United States with a valid visa.

Public Charge, Benefits and Immigration: Keep Your Benefits
How a DREAMer Can Find Financial Support in the U.S
Analysis and Research: Protecting Immigrant Families
Undocumented Students: Oregon Goes to College
UNETE: Farm workers and their families
LISTO: Head Start family Literacy program for Hispanic families
Maslow Project: Homeless youth support
ProjectYouth +: Opportunities for youth to thrive in school, careers, and life | ProjectYouth + (Spanish)
Cash for Refugees Sanctuary Promise Response Hotline
If you or someone you know was targeted in a violation of the Oregon Sanctuary Promise Law, we want to hear from you. Make a report, receive support, and learn about your options. The Sanctuary Promise team at the Oregon Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Unit provides support to impacted community members and elevates violations reported on the Sanctuary Promise Hotline (1-844-924-STAY / 1-844-6-AMPARO) and Online Portal ( or for investigation by Oregon Department of Justice.
Contact information:
1-844-924-STAY (1-844-924-7829) Spanish Direct Line: 1-844-626-AMPARO (1-844-626-7276)
Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Advanced Standing MSW: Offers over eighty links covering various information supporting DACA/Dreamer individuals.

Food, Shelter, Basic Needs Support

ACCESS: Food, shelter, education, paying energy bill, and medical equipment loan. ACCESS (Spanish)
Access Healthy Mobile Food Pantries are opening in Phoenix and Medford on Fridays beginning in March, 2023.
Immigration status and SNAP: Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon
ODHS Benefits: Medical, Food, Cash and Childcare Benefits (includes information and tips in Spanish)
St. Vincent de Paul: Support families and individuals with shelter, food,and social service support.
Neighbors Unite: A weekly NO-COST Farmers Market, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Pesticide-free produce, local eggs, natural meats.
Bring a shopping bag!

  • Tuesdays: Jackson Elementary School, 713 Summit Ave., Medford
  • Wednesdays: First Presbyterian Church, 121 W. Second St., Phoenix
  • Thursdays: Oregon Shakespeare Festival Production Facility (big red building), 408 Talent Ave., Talent
All students, faculty and staff are invited to make use of Ossie’s Cupboard! Located on Redwood and Table Rock Campuses.

Health Care

Healthier Oregon: As of July 1, 2022, more adults are now eligible for full Oregon Health Plan (OHP) benefits and other services and supports, regardless of their immigration status. House Bill (HB) 3352 put into law a program called "Cover All People." The program is now known as "Healthier Oregon."

Rogue Community Health and La Clinica are two health care centers that take clients regardless of immigration status and work with a sliding scale fee. Patients should bring in a copy of their W-2 to determine what the clinic will charge for services.

La Comida Tiene El Poder de Sanar
Horizontes de Esperanza

Classes, groups, and workshops that focus on body, mind, and relationship wellness incorporate movement for your physical health; techniques aimed at creating mental clarity, relaxation, and presence; and the support of others on the same journey, available through LaClinica.

Apply for free eye exam and glasses through Prevent Blindness
You may be able to get a free eye exam and/or glasses through our partnership with Prevent Blindness (PB).

Legal Support

Programs to Help You Find the Right Lawyer
Center for NonProfit Legal Services in Medford, OR. Nadia Andreeva, who works with the Center for Nonprofit Legal Services, specializes in family-based immigration and speaks Spanish and Russian.
Cannabis Worker Resilience Project: If you work in the cannabis industry and your worksite was recently impacted by law enforcement you may be eligible to receive help.

Information and Resources for Immigrants and Refugees

At the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization, we provide a wide array of culturally specific services that help immigrants, refugees, and other diverse community members thrive.

Interested in sponsoring refugees? Check out The Welcome Corps

You can also visit the Oregon Department of Human Services Refugee Services and Immigration for more services and support.

For more info please visit the Latino Services page or email Abe Reyes at [email protected] or Santiago Palma at [email protected].