Category: News Stories

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 »

Empty Bowls

As the holidays approach, those of us in Community Action service see the escalating impact of poverty in people’s lives. It’s colder outside. Bills are higher and food, as a less costly and more mutable expense, is often the need that gets ambushed in the process. That is why Empty Bowls Projects in food banks… Read more »

Leadership Lunch Focuses on Affordable Housing

On October 12, 2017, over 270 leaders from Washington County and the surrounding region convened for an important conversation on affordable housing at our Leadership Lunch. These generous supporters came together, giving over $64,000 to help Community Action deliver hope, help, and change to families across Washington County. Attendees also heard from top business leaders… Read more »

Head Start Rally in Washington DC Draws Enormous Crowd

Near the steps of the Capitol on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, hundreds of people gathered for the “Families Unite for Head Start Spirit Rally.” Many were parents or Head Start employees who came from all over the United States, including California, Texas, Arizona, Florida, New York, and elsewhere. Virtually every state in the Union was… Read more »

$350,000 Immediately Available to Help Homeless Veterans

SALEM, OR – Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) in partnership with the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs is pleased to announce the release of $350,000 in resources to provide immediate assistance for Oregon’s homeless veterans. Governor Kate Brown is leading the effort to end veteran homelessness in Oregon, and these funds will be implemented… Read more »