Assistance Programs & Resources

Temporary Utility Assistance Program

The City of Lake Oswego will be offering temporary utility payment assistance to Lake Oswego utility customers impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

The Temporary Utility Assistance Program was established to provide individuals and families in need temporary assistance in paying their City of Lake Oswego utility bill. Funding for this voluntary, tax-deductible program will come primarily from donations and will be administered by a non-profit selected by the City.

Other utilities (including Portland General Electric, NW Natural, Comcast, and Republic Services) also offer assistance programs. 

Resources to help you through COVID-19

These are challenging times. Help is available. This resource list includes phone numbers for a multitude of topics, including:

  • Housing
  • Mental Health/Peer Supports
  • Domestic Violence
  • Unemployment and Workforce
  • Meals and Food Boxes
  • Child and Family Services
  • Substance Use and Recovery Resources
  • LGBTQ+
  • Healthcare & Health Insurance

Love INC Providing Boxes of Supplies

During the COVID-19 crisis, partners of Love INC of Clackamas County are providing “Love Does Boxes” of personal hygiene and cleaning supplies for families/individuals in need.  If you would like to request a box, please call 503-650-0153. Leave a detailed message with your contact information, number in household and Love INC will return your call as soon as possible.

Meals-On-Wheels - Adult Community Center

This essential community service provides a hot, delicious, well-balanced meal delivered by volunteers to housebound adults (age 60 and older) and to those who are disabled (of any age). Whether meals are needed for just a few days or on a long-term basis, volunteers deliver hot meals every Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. If requested, frozen meals can be delivered along with hot meal deliveries.

Suggested donation is $4 per meal. Call 503-635-3758 for more information.

For more information about Lake Oswego Meals-On-Wheels go to

Other Food Programs

There are a number of food assistance programs available - including Hunger Fighters, SNAP and Oregon Food Bank. 

Questions about shelter, food vouchers, healthcare and more.

For questions about programs for food, shelter, healthcare and more, call 211 or visit