Curry County, Oregon

The original home of The Breastfeeding Resource Alliance


oregon breastfeeding law

ORS §109.001 gives women the right to breastfeed their child in a public place. This protection is needed since women breastfeeding in a public place may be asked to stop, leave or cover up, causing embarrassment and stigmatization. Embarrassment remains a barrier to breastfeeding.

(2) ORS 653.077 requires a covered employer to provide reasonable rest periods to accommodate an employee who needs to express milk for her child 18 months of age or younger. Any employer not covered by 653.077 and these rules may provide rest periods or other accommodation for expression of milk pursuant to its own policies or by agreement or contract with employees.


Local Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding Resource Alliance

Cody Alvey, Director

Karley Podesta, Leader

(502) 905-7745

Facebook Peer Support Group:

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Mother-to-mother online support with monthly in-person meetings


Hand-n-Hand Doula Services

Hand-n-Hand Doula Services is located in Crescent City, CA and offers birth doula services to families residing in Del Norte county in CA and Southern Curry county in OR. Included in services is lactation assistance from a Certified Lactation Educator Counselor.

Call AmyLynn Harp

(707) 954-3136


WIC stands for Women, Infants, and Children and is also called the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program. WIC is a federal program designed to provide food to low-income pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants and children until the age of five.

Brookings WIC

(541) 425-1608

615 5th St.

Brookings, OR 97415

Monday-Friday 7:30am-6:30pm

Gold Beach WIC


29692 Ellensburg Ave.
Gold Beach, OR 97444



Dr. Raymond Harris


500 5th Street

Brookings, OR 97415


Most family practitioners in Curry County accept newborn patients

Pediatric Dentists

Closest Childrens Hospital

OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital

Portland, OR

General information: 503-494-8811

Health Department

94235 W Moore St # 121, Gold Beach, OR 97444

Free or low-cost vaccine clinics

Free STD testing


ABC Kids Daycare

543 Hemlock St, Brookings, OR 97415

(541) 813-1221

Uplift Daycare and Learning Center

1600 Chetco Ave, Brookings, OR 97415

(541) 469-2571


Department of Human Services

586 5th St #200, Brookings, OR 97415

(541) 469-9299

Apply for healthcare, food stamps, welfare, housing assistance

Brookings  Harbor Community  Helpers, Inc.
Emergency Food Bank

539-A-Hemlock Street
P.O. Box 1415
Brookings, OR  97415

No income requirements, open to all

FoodBank: 10am to 1230pm for Monthly boxes of food
FoodBank: 10am to 1pm for Daily Counter food
Donations: 9am to 1pm drop off donations using the alley off of Railroad Avenue
Office Hours: 9am to 1pm



See Curry Community Health

Parenting Classes

Available in Coos Bay at SWOCC

541-888-7290 For more info

Maternal Health

Bright Eyes Midwifery & Wild Rivers Women’s Health

29135 Ellensburg Ave

Gold Beach, OR


Birth Center, Postpartum Care, Breastfeeding Help, Well-Woman Care

Postpartum Support

Postpartum Support International


A non-profit dedicated to providing resources, support, and up-to-date information to parents, including fathers, who may be suffering from postpartum depression or other perinatal mood disorders. Includes a free and confidential “warm line” for support and connection to local groups.

Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale

A well-respected test used by professionals to discover perinatal mood disorders in parents.

Natural Based or Alternative Medicine Doctors

Dr. Adams, DO


94125 4th St, Gold Beach, OR 97444

Osteopathic Doctor who provides family medical care as well as gentle, osteopathic treatments to babies experiencing discomfort.

Infant Massage

Amanda Lee

(530) 515-0899

Mental Health

Curry Community Health

Gold Beach/Port Orford: 541-425-7545

Brookings: 541-813-2535


In Oregon, many counselors will accept patients via online video services who live in remote areas such as Curry County.  Do a comprehensive search at

Suicide Hotline


First Aid/CPR

Cal-Ore Life Flight

300 Dale Rupert Rd, Crescent City, CA 95531 (707) 465-3804

Cal-Ore is a company which provides transportation to those in medical need to distant hospitals in an emergency via helicopter. They have a low-cost yearly subscription which provides services per household. The subscription saves $1000s of dollars in an emergency and is under $100 a year.

Cal-Ore also teaches various first aid and CPR classes to the public for a fee.


Curry Public Transit

Coastal Express buses travel US Hwy 101 corridor with scheduled stops in Smith River, Harbor, Brookings, Gold Beach, Port Orford, Bandon, Coos Bay, and North Bend. Connecting with TAC Transportation in Coos Bay, Redwood Coast Transit in Smith River, and Southwest Point in Brookings, travelers can travel up and down the coast and inland to Medford or Eugene to connect with Greyhound and Amtrak.


Brookings Taxi

(541) 661-8294

(Remember you will need your own car seat when taking an infant in a taxi)


Crescent City Circle of Moms Group

Wednesdays, 2:30-4 pm

494 Pacific Ave in Crescent City

(707) 464-7293

Breastfeeding Resource Alliance

Monthly Meetings


Cody Alvey, Director

Karley Podesta, Local Leader

(502) 905-7745

Soroptomist of Brookings, OR

Annual community-wide baby shower around March 1 each year

541-469-3975 for info

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)

Religious-Based monthly moms group with childcare provided. Food, crafts, faith-based discussion, friendship. for more info

Curry County Library
94341 3rd St, Gold Beach, OR 97444

(541) 247-7246
Open daily 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Chetco Community Public Library
405 Alder St, Brookings, OR 97415

(541) 469-7738
Open daily 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Port Orford Library
1421 Oregon St, Port Orford, OR 97465 · (541) 332-5622
Open daily 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

All libraries provide various activities throughout the year and weekly story hours for children under 5.

Home Delivery of Food/Services

Hurry in Curry Delivery

1) Call us at 541-251-EASY (3279) to place your order.
2) We'll pick up and purchase your goods.
3) Upon delivery, pay the delivery fee plus reimburse us for the cost of goods.
$10 in town and $5 per extra stop.
Out of town varies by location.
Payment Methods:
Apple and Android Pay


Your Health Insurance May Cover

Breast pumps

Reimbursement for travel

Appointments with Lactation Consultants

Postpartum Doulas

Domestic Violence Support

Local Women’s Shelter
Oasis Shelter Home, Incorporated, is an emergency shelter for adult and child victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Crisis line 541-247-7600
Toll free crisis line 1-800-447-1167

THE National Domestic Violence Hotline


Milk Banks

Informal sharing sites available via Facebook (informal sharing has certain risks, please inform yourself before using and only use milk you trust)

  • Eats on Feets

  • Human Milk for Human BabieS