ASSIST Is a Team of Highly Trained Advocates
ASSIST is a 501(c)3 non-profit. We work with people who are often homeless and/or living in poverty, assisting them in getting their Social Security benefits. Our individual application representation is different than most others as we are extremely proactive. Early claim intervention is the key to developing a thoroughly documented application that will dramatically increase the chances of a favorable decision at the earliest stage of the process.
At ASSIST we strive to get it right the first time!
Mellani Calvin — Executive Director
4412 S. Barbur Blvd., Suite 200
Portland, OR 97239
Email: staff at AssistDBTC.com
Do you know someone in need of Social Security benefits?
If you want to refer yourself, a friend, or family member, please download and fill out our referral form. Using the referral form will save us a step since we need that before we can even begin.
Download our referral form:
Please note: we are only accepting new referrals for residents of the Portland, Oregon Metro Area at this time.
Video: ASSIST—Going the Extra Mile for People with Disabilities
Watch and listen as ASSIST staff and advocates describe and demonstrate their work.
"Homeless clients need help to get help from disability benefits" (October 30, 2017)