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MWVCAA Community Resource Program (CRP) Highlights

Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency (MWVCAA) Community Resource Program (CRP) Highlights Hotel Shelter Program During the COVID crisis, MWVCAA has been placing unsheltered households into hotels throughout Marion and Polk County (largely in Salem) to help prevent disease transmission. Households may be referred from a partner agency, or self-referral through Coordinated Entry. The primary population… Read more »

Black lives matter.

It’s appalling, frustrating and disheartening that such a statement needs to be made. However, the recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many other black people as well as the legacy of violence and hate against black people in America, have made it necessary. We also recognize that racism is not… Read more »

State Provides $8.5 Million for Rent Relief

Source: Oregon Housing and Community Services News Release May 18, 2020 SALEM, OR – The economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has left many Oregon families without resources to pay rent, buy food, make utility payments, and provide other necessities. OHCS’ COVID-19 Rent Relief Program provides much needed rent assistance for people who have experienced… Read more »

Michael and Rodney

This is Michael and his puppy Rodney, two of NeighborImpact’s shelter guests this winter. We spoke to Michael recently about his story of homelessness here in Central Oregon. 5 years ago Michael was a normal Oregonian, he had a job, a car, a house. However, after his wife died and other circumstances occurred he had… Read more »

The Oregon Community Recovery Fund to provide immediate additional funds for CAPO and the Community Action network throughout Oregon

Community Action Partnership of Oregon (CAPO) and Community Action Agencies throughout the state are thankful to have received nearly $1 million from the first round of the Oregon Community Recovery Fund, hosted by the Oregon Community Foundation (OCF). This rapid action by OCF and its partners will enable Community Action to provide flexible resources quickly… Read more »

A Weatherization Success Story

Linda and Jim are two elderly clients of Community Action of Washington County (CAO) who were in need of weatherization assistance. Jim is severely impacted with health problems and must use a feeding tube directly into his stomach. Linda and Jim’s furnace had been non-functional for 15 years, so they had been using a wood… Read more »

CAPO: SSVF Success Story – Mr. Arthur

CAPO’s Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) in Klamath Falls works with many local military service clubs, nonprofit organizations, and businesses. With this overwhelming support in Klamath and Lake Counties, we serve the local homeless veteran population with an all-encompassing hometown approach, using the Rapid Resolution Program method. This strong support yields success. Mr. Arthur*,… Read more »

Community Action National Impact Report

Our colleagues at the National Community Action Partnership published their national impact report earlier this year. Community Action National Impact Report: Building Opportunity for All is a comprehensive look at the impact of the work done by our Community Action agencies throughout the nation. Additionally, released this month is a one-pager summarizing the most notable… Read more »

Local Students Complete Class Requirements, Perform Community Service by Volunteering with ACCESS

Senior projects, college internships, community service hours, and more In the spring of 2017, Crater High School student Andrew Morris was looking for a senior project that would help people in his community. He was already volunteering once a week at ACCESS in the Durable Medical Equipment department when he contacted ACCESS Volunteer Specialist Chris… Read more »