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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 »

CAPO Provides Free Web Based Family Development Training to Remote Eastern Oregon Agencies

Community Action Partnership of Oregon is working with Washington State Community Action Partnership to sponsor a Free (for Oregon participants) web based Family Development Certification training. This training consists of 2-1/2 weeks of self-study and tests for understanding (using Washington State’s website); two 90 minute webinars, followed by more self-study and completion of test for… Read more »

The De Muniz Resource Center Receives Grant 

The De Muniz Resource Center, a program of the Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency, received a $3,300 grant from the Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund to support transportation access for individuals coming out of incarceration.   The De Muniz Resource Center is a one-stop center for Marion County residents seeking successful transition from incarceration back… Read more »

Community in Action Has Positive Affect on People’s Lives

Last fall, the CinA weatherization crew went to perform an initial weatherization audit on Brian’s house.  CinA’s  crew was met with quite a few daunting challenges. The first thing disclosed to the crew was that there was no running water. Brian had not had water for many months and had been hauling water from his… Read more »