Vocational & Independent Living Resources

Vocational & Independent Living Resources for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Opportunity Connections  (formerly the Columbia Gorge Center (CGC)
Maximizing Potential for People with Disabilities
2940 Thomsen Road,
Hood River OR 97031
Phone 541-386-2774

Hood River Heights Community Office
1102 12th Street
Hood River, OR  13073

The Dalles Community Office
506 E. 2nd Street
The Dalles, OR 97058
Phone 541-298-4188

Services includes Community experiences, job readiness skills, job development and employment in the community as well as on-site.  Opportunity Connections works with the individual and other organizations to help individuals carry out their goals for employment.  Opportunity Connections is able to provide such services for individuals who have vocational funding through the Mid-Columbia Center For Living, School Districts, Brokerage Services, or other organizations.

Renew Consulting, Inc
502 Washington St, Suite 203
The Dalles, OR 97058
Phone: 541-298-0354
Fax: 541-298-0356

Renew Consulting has locations in five areas in Oregon, including an office in The Dalles.  Renew Consulting provides a number of services including Supported Living, Vocational and Alternative to Employment Services.  Call or visit their website for more information.

Eastern Oregon Support Services Brokerage
P.O. Box 329 1216 “C” St.
Hood River Oregon 97031
Phone 541-490-0738

The Brokerage provides services to people age 18 and over who have been referred through the community developmental disability program (CDDP) such as The Mid-Columbia Center for Living.  Wherever possible, the brokerage works with the Vocational Rehabilitation Division, other resources and the individual to develop and maintain support plans that may include Employment, Alternative to Employment and Supported Living services.
 Hood River Seniors & People with Disabilities Office
1610 9th Court
Suite 300
Hood River, OR 97031-1919
541-386-9080  (Voice)
541-386-3088 (Fax) (OVRS)

Oregon Department of Employment
Worksource Center–The Dalles
700 Union Street
The Dalles, OR 97058

Worksource Center–Hood River
205 Wasco Loop, Suite 101
Hood River, OR 97031

Oregon’s Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
The Dalles Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation Services
3641 Klindt Drive
The Dalles, OR 97058-3565
541-296-1834 (FAX)