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Resources for Traffic Crash Victims and Family Members

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