In an emergency, immediately call 911.
In situations like in the following, please call the OCC support line(503-334-1010), which is backed by our volunteers who can speak Mandarin, Cantonese and English.
When you become a crime victim on the street, need someone to call for help or need interpretation with first responders.
Get lost on the streets and cannot find the way back home.
Need interpretation service in urgent situations like seeing a doctor or in the pharmacy.
Receive an eviction notice from landlord but no place to go.
If you feel depressed or there is a strong need to talk to someone.
The support line is for urgent situation only. In most cases, the support will be provided remotely.
Life is beautiful and the road is long, and it is inevitable that sometimes you will get lost or fall. There is community here and we will move forward together.
To start a new chapter for serving the community, we will send a whistle and keychain with engraved support line and unique ID number to community members. Imagine an elderly gets lost in downtown. With the help of the support and ID number, we can contact the family in no time and provide the basic information to the first responders. This becomes possible even the elderly does not speak English or only speak Taishanese. Currently it is open to the elderly over 62 years old who live alone. Family members are welcome to fill in the required information form.