Community Action Agencies (CAAs) throughout the state fight poverty by providing a variety of services like food, shelter, housing, asset building, childcare, employment, and transportation for Oregonians in need, including seniors, children, migrant farmworkers, veterans, and those fleeing domestic violence. Here are some of the stories of families and individuals who are thriving with support they are getting from their local CAA.
Are you looking for data or information about programs that fight poverty in Oregon? Contact: Janet Merrell, Executive Director, Community Action Partnership of Oregon.
If you are an individual in need of help, please see our map to find the Community Action Agency that provides services in your area. Then get in touch with them to start moving your family toward safe, stable, affordable housing.
Young love is what brought Eric and Cherrie Schwartz to Central Oregon in 1971. A love of family, fresh air, and their charming log home is what kept them here. So when the couple’s heating system failed last spring, they were worried sick about how to afford a new one. Would they have to take... Read more »