Category: News Stories

Construction Begins on UCAN’s New Roseburg Head Start Building

In late July, ground was broken for a new UCAN Head Start Center that will serve children from throughout Douglas County. The 11,800 square-foot facility will feature seven classrooms, a family service room, a health screening room, and a natural play area. The building will be located adjacent to UCAN’s primary Douglas County service center… Read more »

Oregon’s Community Action Network bids farewell to Jon Reeves

Jon Reeves was hired by Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action (MWVCAA) in 1998 to oversee the Child Care Information Services program, now called Child Care Resource & Referral. In 2015, after 8 years as the director of MWVCAA’s Head Start program, Jon was hired as the Executive Director.  Since 2015, the agency: MWVCAA was asked to… Read more »

Vital Repairs Help Mother, Daughter Remain in their Home

Maria no longer felt safe in her own home, where she lives with her daughter, Margarita, in rural Malheur County in eastern Oregon. Wind blew in through the cracks around the windows, and water leaked through the roof. But with her low monthly income, Maria could not afford repairs. She was stressed, unsure what to… Read more »

KOBI TV/NBC5 and ACCESS Win Northwest Emmy for SO Close to Homeless

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Northwest Chapter presented KOBI TV/NBC5 the Governors Emmy Award for its 24-week series, SO Close to Homeless. The Governors Award is presented to a television station that shows a strong commitment to its designated market area beyond delivering the news. Representing the project at the 55th Annual Norwest… Read more »

Sobering Center coming to serve Marion and Polk Counties

The ARCHES Project of the Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency, in partnership with the City of Salem, Marion County, Bridgeway Recovery, and Salem Health plan to open a sobering center as part of the Day Center renovation scheduled to be completed this fall. The Sobering Center will provide a safe, clean and supervised space for… Read more »

Mike Fieldman honored for service on HSC!

The Housing Stability Council, formerly the Oregon State Housing Council, is a nine-member body charged with regulating affordable housing in our state. The Council provides leadership and sets policy for the development and financing of housing throughout the state. Recently, one of its long-time members, Mike Fieldman, Executive Director of United Community Action Network, reached… Read more »

KOBI TV/NBC5 and ACCESS Win Northwest Emmy for SO Close to Homeless

Medford, June 11, 2018 The National Academy of Televisions Arts and Sciences Northwest Chapter presented KOBI TV/NBC5 the Governors Emmy Award for its 24-week series, SO Close to Homeless. The Governors Award is presented to a television station that shows a strong commitment to its designated market area beyond delivering the news. Representing the project at… Read more »

ORCCA Iron Chef contest

On April 14, 2018, over 200 people attended our first Iron Chef fundraiser. Three local chefs were escorted in a limousine to the North Bend Community Center: Karen Owsley from Restaurant O, John Beane from So It Goes Coffeehouse, and Greg Marshall from Elkhorn BBQ. Judges Clay Rasley from Canard Labs, Emily Stockland from The… Read more »

May 3 Forum – Dramatically Increasing Mobility from Poverty

The US Partnership on Mobility from Poverty will conclude two years of research with the release of recommendations for philanthropy and the public sector to increase mobility from poverty. Speakers include:  Elisabeth Babcock, president and CEO of Economic Mobility Pathways;  Arthur Brooks, president of AEI;  John Powell, director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society;… Read more »