The Community Action Network

Community Action Partnership of Oregon (CAPO) is the State Association for Oregon’s Community Action network of 17 Community Action Agencies and Oregon Human Development Corporation, a statewide agency serving farmworkers.  CAPO and its members are part of the national Community Action Network – a network made up of more than 1,100 local, private, non-profit, and public agencies that work to alleviate and eliminate poverty.

The vast majority of these agencies are Community Action Agencies (CAAs) created through the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. CAAs were the first social service agencies to involve lower-income people as members of their Boards of Directors to help set policies, design programs and evaluate services intended to reduce or eliminate the causes and conditions of poverty.

Each CAA uses a community-based needs assessment to develop advocacy and service priorities to provide the most relevant, most effective services for its own community. Located in the areas of greatest need, local CAAs offer an extremely wide variety of programs that serve low-income children, families, and seniors. This community-based approach, in conjunction with the statewide network of CAPO members and resources, creates a unique and effective system for fighting poverty in Oregon.

Services Offered by Community Action Agencies:
To see which services the CAA in your area offers or more information, download our Map, Programs and Services Matrix (PDF) or CAA Stats Matrix (PDF).

Additional assistance for individuals and families may be available through www.oregon.gov.

  •  Advocacy
  •  Affordable Housing Development
  •  Child Care
  •  Commodity Distribution
  •  Community Development
  •  Domestic Violence VictimsAssistance
  •  Economic Development
  •  Emergency Food & Shelter
  •  Employment Training
  •  Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)
  •  Family Shelters
  •  Food Banks
  •  Food Gleaning
  •  Head Start
  •  Homeless Shelters
  •  Housing Rehabilitation
  •  Information & Referral Service
  • In-Home Care
  • Lifespan Respite Care
  • Warmline Life Skills Training
  • Migrant/Farm worker Service
  • Neighborhood Centers
  • Parent Training
  • Public Transportation
  • Second Chance Renters Program
  • Self-Help Programs
  • Self-Sufficiency ProgramsSenior Services
  • Special Transportation
  • Transitional Housing
  • Transportation
  • Veterans Services
  • Volunteer Services
  • Weatherization
  • Youth Services
 

CAPO Board and Members

The CAPO Board of Directors is made up of the Executive Directors from each of the 17 Community Action Agencies and Oregon Human Development Corporation.

Board Officers

  • Donna Bowman, President – Klamath/Lake Community Action Services
  • Barb Higinbotham, Vice President – Communities in Action
  • Michael Lehman, Secretary/Treasurer – Oregon Coast Community Action
  • Brenda Durbin, Immediate Past President – Clackamas County Social Services

Others members of the Executive Committee are:

  • Dan Brown, Energy Policy Committee Chair – Community Action Team
  • Steve Manela, Legislative Advocacy Committee Chair and Housing/Homeless Committee Chair – Lane County Human Services Division
  • Mike Fieldman, CSBG/ROMA/Organizational Standards Committee Chair – United Community Action Network
  • Jon Reeves, Member At Large – Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency

Download a complete list of Oregon Community Action Agencies and their contact information.

You can also find the CAA that serves your area on the map below. 

List of Services

Pamela Norr
Executive Director
1. ACCESS, Inc.
P.O. Box 4666
3630 Aviation Way
Medford, OR 97501
www.access-inc.org
(541) 774-4322
(541) 618-4012 Fax
Renee Bruce
Executive Director
2. Community Action (CAO)
1001 S.W. Baseline Street
Hillsboro, OR 97123
www.caowash.org
(503) 648-6646
(503) 648-4175 Fax
Paula Hall
Executive Officer
3. Community Action Program of East Central Oregon
(CAPECO)
721 S.E. Third Street, Suite D
Pendleton, OR 97801
www.capeco-works.org
(800) 752-1139
(541) 276-7541 Fax
Dan Brown
Executive Director
4. Community Action Team, Inc.
125 N. 17th Street
St. Helens, OR 97051
www.cat-team.org
(503) 397-3511
(503) 397-3290 Fax
Dan Brown
Executive Director
5. Community Connection of NE Oregon (CCNO)
104 Elm Street
LaGrande, OR 97850
www.ccno.org
(541) 963-3186
(541) 963-3187 Fax
Brenda Durbin
Director
6. Clackamas County Social Services
P.O. Box 2950
2051 Kaen Road
Oregon City, OR 97045 www.clackamas.us/socialservices
(503) 655-8640
(503) 650-5722 Fax
Martha Lyon
Executive Director
7. Community Services Consortium
545 S.W. Second, Suite A
Corvallis, OR 97333-4466
www.csc.gen.or.us
(541) 752-1010
(541) 752-2348 Fax
Barb Higinbotham
Executive Director
8. Community In Action CAA
49 N.W. First Street, Suite 6A
Ontario, OR 97914
www.communityinaction.info
(541) 889-1060
(541) 889-0768 Fax
Donna Bowman
Director
9. Klamath/Lake Community Action Services
125 S. Sixth Street
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
www.klcas.org
(541) 882-3500
(541) 882-3674 Fax
Steve Manela
Senior Manager
10. Lane County Human Services Commission
125 E. Eighth Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401
www.lanecounty.org/government/county_departments/health_and_human_services/human_services_division/
(541) 682-3798
(541) 682-3760 Fax
Jim Slusher
Executive Director
11. Mid-Columbia CAC (MCCAC)
312 E. Fourth Street
P.O. Box 1969
The Dalles, OR 97058
www.mccac.com
(541) 298-5131
(541) 298-5141 Fax
Hood River
(541) 386-4027
(541) 387-2189 Fax
Rose Bak
Division Manager
12. Multnomah Dept of County Human Services
421 S.W. Oak Street, Suite 200
Portland, OR 97204 multco.us/dchs
(503) 988-6295 x26787
(503) 988-3332 Fax
communityaction@multco.us
Jon Reeves
Executive Director
13. Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency
(CAA)
2475 Center Street N.E.
Salem, OR 97301
www.mycommunityaction.org
(503) 585-6232
(503) 375-7580 Fax
Scott Cooper
Executive Director
14. NeighborImpact
2303 S.W. First Street
Redmond, OR 97756
www.neighborimpact.org
(541) 548-2380 (541) 548-2380 x100
(541) 548-6013 Fax
Michael Lehman
Executive Director
15. Oregon Coast Community Action (ORCCA)
2110 Newmark Avenue
Coos Bay, OR 97420-2957
www.orcca.us
(541) 888-7094
(541) 888-7027 Fax
Michael Fieldman
Executive Director
16. United Community Action Network (UCAN)
280 Kenneth Ford Drive
Roseburg, OR 97470
www.ucancap.org
(541) 672-3421
(541) 672-1983 Fax
Jeff Sargent
Executive Director
17. Yamhill Community Action Partnership (YCAP)
P.O. Box 621 (mail)
800 E. Second Street
McMinnville, OR 97128
www.yamhillcap.org
(503) 472-0457
(503) 472-5555 Fax
Javier Spyker
Executive Director
18. Oregon Human Development Corporation
9600 S.W. Oak Street, Suite 565
Tigard, OR 97223
www.ohdc.org
(503) 245-2600 x202
(503) 245-9602 Fax
jspyker@ohdc.org