information
COVID-19 Safety, Recovery and Resilience

Face coverings are required in indoor public spaces and many outdoor spaces. State policy
Access City programs, people and projects helping Portland recover. Portland United

Volunteer. Play. Stay. Shop. Show the Rose City a little love. Here for Portland

Resources for Traffic Crash Victims and Family Members

Information
A variety of services provide support following serious traffic crashes in Portland.

Shortly After a Trauma Crash

Service providerServices or ResponsibilitiesContact
Hospital:
Legacy Emanuel Trauma Center
  • Level 1 trauma center
  • Legacy Licensed Clinical Social Workers provide emotional and bereavement support to families and connect them to community resources and financial assistance as needed
  • Chaplains available for counseling
503-413-2200
Hospital:
OHSU Trauma Center
  • Level 1 trauma center
  • OHSU social workers provide emotional and bereavement support to families and connect them to community resources and financial assistance as needed
  • Social Service, financial and Medicaid service
  • Chaplains available upon request
  • Psychiatric inpatient consult service also available upon request
503-418-1360
Multnomah County
Mental Health Call Center
  • Free of charge, 24/7 availability
  • Interpretation services for non-English speakers
  • Help finding mental health providers for continuing care (includes low-cost or sliding-scale agencies)
  • Information about non-crisis community resources
503-988-4888
Portland Police Bureau
Traffic Division Major Crash Team
  • Investigates crashes at which first responders believe there may be life-threatening injuries
  • Contacts family members during crash investigations
  • Provides referrals to Trauma Intervention Program
503-823-3333
(non-emergency)
Trauma Intervention Program of Portland / Vancouver, Inc.
Traffic Accident Response Team
  • Free of charge, 24/7 availability
  • Specially trained citizen volunteers who provide emotional aid and practical support and resources to victims of traumatic events and their families in the first few hours following a tragedy.
  • Familiar in working on a highway or crash site and with law enforcement procedures.
503-940-7997
tipstaff@tipnw.org

Longer-Term Resources 

Service providerServices / ResponsibilitiesContact
Multnomah County
District Attorney
Victims’ Assistance Program
  • Assistance navigating the criminal justice system
  • Access the Crime Victims’ Compensation Program
  • Referrals to community services
503-988-3222
Multnomah County
Medical Examiner’s Office
  • Conducts investigations to determine the cause and manner of death
  • Issues the cause and manner of death via death certificate certification (families obtain the official death certificate from the funeral home)
  • Provides investigative and autopsy reports (when conducted) upon request
971-673-8220
medical.examiner@multco.us
Multnomah County
Vital Records
  • Provides death certificates
503-988-3745
vitals@multco.us
Oregon and SW Washington Families for Safe Streets
  • Peer support
503-290-4569
orsafestreets@gmail.com