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Family Assistance and Employment

Curry County Social Services Resource Guide
Quickly and easily look up the phone numbers of a variety of social service organizations in Curry County, including employment and housing assistance, educational groups, religious organizations, and addiction counseling services.

Curry County Nonprofit Organizations
A list of nonprofit organizations in Curry County.

Oregon Guide to Family Services
Food, cash and housing assistance from the Department of Human Services (DHS).

Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS)
Administers federal and state anti-poverty, homeless, energy assistance, and community service programs.

Oregon Homeowner Support
If you are one of the many Oregonians struggling to make your house payments, this new site provides homeowners with foreclosure information and resources.

2-1-1 provides free and confidential information and referral. Call 2-1-1 for help with food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more in Coos and Curry County.

Oregon Driver’s Test
Get information about acquiring an Oregon driver’s license and access practice tests.

Oregon Employment Department
Lists thousands of jobs in a quick, easy-to-use database.

Oregon Food Handler Training & Certification
Training and certification that is approved by the Oregon Health Division. This certification is valid statewide.

Oregon State Jobs
Find all current open positions with Oregon state government agencies.

Looking for a local non-profit or service group? Try Wild Rivers Connect!


Oregon Government and Law

Oregon Voter’s Registration
Did you know that Oregonians can register to vote online? Visit this page to learn about voting in Oregon and to register or update your information.

Oregon Department of Justice – Public Records
Request records from Oregon court cases.

Oregon Revised Statutes
Laws governing the State of Oregon.

Oregon State Bar Legal Links
Connecting you with information and resources for legal help in Oregon.

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Online license sales; hunting and fishing rules and regulations.

Oregon State Marine Board
Oregon’s recreational boating agency; provides information about permits, registration and education on boating in Oregon.

Oregon Blue Book
The official state directory and fact book about Oregon.

Local and State History

Oregon Historical Society
Historical information for the entire state of Oregon.

Oregon Encyclopedia
A comprehensive and authoritative compendium of information about Oregon’s history and culture.

Curry Historical Society 
Preserving Oregon’s South Coast History.

Brookings Land and Townsite
Brookings Oregon history of logging, lumber industry, milling & township.

History of Brookings
A short review of the history of Brookings.

Nobuo Fujita and the World War II Bombing of Brookings 
The life of Nobuo Fujita, Japanese Navy Pilot, and his relationship with the citizens of Brookings. Includes information on the World War II balloon bombings of North America.

Bombsite Trail
A new interpretive sign and redesigned trail at the mile-long Wheeler Ridge Japanese Bombsite Trail.

Battle of Battle Rock
The battle took place in Port Orford, Oregon  in 1851.

Tolowa  Dee-ni’ History
The Tolowa are a tribe of Native Americans, who still reside in their traditional territories in Northwestern California and southern Oregon.

Del Norte Historical Society
Del Norte County Historical Society provides history, background, and resources for the county’s wonderfully rich and exciting history.

Tsunami 1964
Photos and information about the tsunami that devastated Crescent City in 1964.

Genealogy and Family History

The National Archives
Genealogy resources and research tips.

The Oregon Sesquicentennial Project
Find individuals who lived in Oregon prior to statehood through 1860.

The Brookings Oregon Family History Center
Search for family members and ancestors from the Brookings-Harbor area.

Oregon Public Records
Access Oregon’s vital records, including divorce records and birth, death, and marriage certificates.

Science in Oregon

Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI)
News and information about state geology, gems and minerals, earthquakes and other natural hazards.

Oregon Landslide Hazards
Learn about landslides and access an interactive map displaying the state’s landslide hazard areas.

The Pacific Northwest’s ocean observation system.

Tsunami Evacuation Zones
Evacuation zones and tips for preparing for a tsunami in Oregon.

Oregon Water Sciences Center – USGS
A wealth of information on surface water, stream flows,  groundwater, and water quality in Oregon and the rest of the nation.


Digital Public Library of America
Explore more than thirteen million digitized items, including photographs, diaries, and videos. With an internet connection, anyone can freely access primary sources from libraries, archives, and museums throughout the United States.

The Internet Archive
A non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.

MIT OpenCourseware
Browse for hundreds of free, self-paced courses on college-level topics, including computer science, mathematics, the humanities, and social sciences.

Khan Academy
Need to refresh your knowledge on a topic or study for an exam? Want to see if now’s the time to learn a new subject? Take free classes and practice new skills in a wide range of subjects, including mathematics, sciences, art history, and more.

Techboomers: Computer Skills for Seniors
Learn how to operate your computer, as well as work through self-paced learning modules to get familiar with social media, email, and popular computer programs and websites.

Find more than 125 tutorials to build vital skills. Get help learning how to operate a computer, study for a math or reading exam, polish a resume, and learn how to work the most popular apps and software

Tax Forms and Census Information

Oregon Department of Revenue
Oregon tax forms and information.

California Franchise Tax Board
California tax forms and information.

Internal Revenue Service
Federal tax forms and information.

United States Census
Population statistics, education and employment data, and other statistics.

Cars and Travel

Oregon Travel Advisor
A one-stop shop for information on traveling in Oregon, with the latest conditions via road cameras, winter travel updates, highway construction details, and other valuable tips to get you to and from your favorite places in Oregon via air, bus, rail, or ride share.

Diagnose your car’s mechanical problems, access how-to repair guides, and locate mechanics near you.

Kelley Blue Book
A reference resource for assessing the value of vehicles. Compare pricing of different makes and models, and access reviews and ratings.