Category: News Stories

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 »

New outreach approach in Energy Assistance yields more applications, happy participants

The Energy Assistance Program (EA) team in the Clackamas County Social Services Division is constantly looking for ways to innovate and improve service for low-income Clackamas residents. One of the team’s main goals is to increase the number of program participants who enroll for services prior to receiving a utility shutoff notice. This goal has… Read more »

Nonprofit Organizations: Did you know about No-Cost Governance Assessments by UO Nonprofit Clinic?

The University of Oregon Nonprofit Clinic provides a free governance assessment to Oregon nonprofits (budget size $50k to $3m). Applications are accepted on a rolling basis with assessments conducted January through April each year. Participating Nonprofits are assigned an interdisciplinary team of graduate students drawn from the U of O’s School of Law, the Nonprofit… Read more »

Jackson County Emergency Housing/Shelter Contact Info

Medford Gospel Mission Mens Shelter (men only)- 541-779-1597 125 W. Jackson St. Medford, OR 97501 Womens Shelter (women and children)- 541-772-2931 534 N. Bartlett Ave. Medford, OR 97501 Rogue Retreat Kelly Shelter (Transitional Warming Shelter Medford, Oregon) 541-499-0880 1410 W 8th St, Medford, OR 97501 Hope Village (Tiny Home Homeless Community) 541-499-0880 1410 W 8th… Read more »

New Veterans Housing Project

The Klamath Housing Authority (KHA) has announced a new veterans housing project on East Main Street after securing a $2 million grant from the Oregon Housing and Community Services Department. Titled Liberty Park Village, the development would create eight housing units for homeless veterans, as well as provide access to rehabilitation services. Diana Otero, KHA… Read more »

Bringing awareness of the Earned Income Tax Credit

No one wants to leave their earned money on the government table and not have it in their own pocket. And yet that is what is happening when eligible individuals and families are not claiming their Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). In Oregon alone, $130 million is left unclaimed yearly. These are dollars that could… Read more »

ACCESS Opens an Affordable Housing Complex for Veterans

Seventeen Veterans are out of the cold, just in time for Christmas, thanks to a new housing development in Medford. On December 15, ACCESS opened their latest housing development (their 17th development), Victory Place, a 17-unit affordable Housing complex for Veterans. Victory Place (pictured right) is made up of nine studios and eight one-bedroom apartments…. Read more »

You’re Invited – Fundraising & Financial Management Workshop hosted by Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente would like to invite your organization to attend a Learning Workshop. As a part of Kaiser Permanente’s committed focus on Capacity Building for non-profit organizations like yours we are partnering with the Non-Profit Association of Oregon to provide two learning sessions. We are proud to host Author Andy Robinson, a national trainer in… Read more »