Mission: promoting the economic advancement and self-sufficiency of farmworkers and underserved communities.
Founded in 1979, Oregon Human Development Corporation (OHDC) is a farmworker-serving non-profit and the state’s only culturally specific community action agency. OHDC provides job training, housing assistance, and other resources across ten offices in Oregon, one in Nevada, and a central office in Gresham, Oregon.
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OHDC is one of the state’s only statewide farmworker-serving organizations, supporting Oregon’s 174,000 farmworkers and their family members from the Willamette Valley to the Columbia River Gorge to eastern Oregon and communities all over the state.
We are proud that many of our staff and several of our board members are former farmworkers or come from farmworker families, and that several of them are graduates of our own job training program who have chosen to give back to their communities in this way.
Our longest-standing program is our workforce development program, primarily funded through the National Farmworker Jobs Program, a Department of Labor training initiative through which we support farmworkers and their families to discover higher-paying, more stable jobs, either outside of or within agriculture, and help farmworker youth attend college.
Our housing assistance programs support farmworkers with rental and utility assistance, emergency shelter, other household costs, and more, and have been essential to farmworker families throughout the pandemic.
OHDC also offers weatherization services in Klamath and Lake County to help farmworkers and other low-income families save on energy costs, and offers a wide variety of constantly changing other support throughout the year, such as vaccine clinics, heat illness prevention training, and more.
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