Oregon's Poverty Fighting Network

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 Victims Assistance
  • 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 Programs
  • Senior 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:

  • Scott Cooper, President – NeighborImpact
  • Dan Brown, President-Elect – Community Action Team
  • Alexandra Hendgen, Secretary/Treasurer – Yamhill Community Action Partnership
  • Barb Higinbotham, Immediate Past President – Community in Action

Other Executive Committee Members:

  • Dan Brown, Energy Policy Committee Chair – Community Action Team
  • Margaret Davidson, Member at Large – Community Connection of NE Oregon
  • Brenda Durbin, Housing and Homelessness Committee Chair – Clackamas County Social Services
  • Steve Manela, Legislative Advocacy Committee Chair – Lane County Human Services Division

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

Community Action Agency Directory


Photo of ACCESS, Inc.
Jackson County Contact: Carrie Borgen, Executive Director
P.O. Box 4666 3630 Aviation Way Medford, OR 97501 United States Office: (541) 779-6691 Website: ACCESS Website Website: ACCESS
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Clackamas County Contact: Brenda Durbin, Director
PO Box 2950 2051 Kaen Road Oregon City, Oregon 97045 United States Office: (503) 655-8575 Website: CCSS Website Website: CCSS Listing
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Washington County Contact: Kemp Shuey, Executive Director
1001 S.W. Baseline Street Hillsboro, Oregon 97123 United States Office: (503) 615-0770 Website: CAO Website Website: CAO Listing
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Gilliam, Morrow, Umatilla & Wheeler Counties Contact: Paula Hall, Chief Executive Officer
721 SE 3rd Street, Suite D Pendleton, Oregon 97801 United States Office: (800) 752-1139 Website: CAPECO Website Website: CAPECO Listing
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Clatsop, Columbia & Tillamook Counties Contact: Dan Brown, Executive Director
125 N. 17th Street St. Helens, Oregon 97051 United States Office: (503) 397-3511 Website: CAT Website Website: CAT Listing
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Baker, Grant, Union & Wallowa Counties Contact: Connie Guentert, Executive Director
2802 Adams Avenue La Grande, Oregon 97850 United States Office: (541) 963-3186 Website: CCNO Website
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Harney & Malheur Counties Contact: Jody Warnock, Executive Director
915 SW 3rd Avenue Ontario, Oregon 97914 United States Office: (541) 889-1060 x 101 Website: CinA Website
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Benton, Lincoln, Linn Counties Contact: Pegge McGuire, Interim Executive Director
250 SW Broadalbin, Suite 2A Albany, Oregon 97321 United States Office: (541) 704-7627 Website: CSC Website
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Photo of Klamath/Lake Community Action Services (KLCAS)
Klamath & Lake Counties Contact: Christina Zamora, Executive Director
535 Market Street Klamath Falls, Oregon 97601 United States Office: (541) 882-3500 Website: KLCAS Website
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Lane County Contact: Kate Budd, Interim Division Director
151 W 7th Avenue, Room 560 Eugene Oregon 97401 United States Office: (541) 682-3797 Website: LCHSC Website
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Hood River, Sherman & Wasco Counties Contact: Kenny LaPoint, Executive Director
P.O. Box 1969 312 E 4th Street The Dalles, Oregon 97058 United States Office: (541) 298-5131 Website: MCCAC Website Website: MCCAC Listing
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2475 Center Street NE Salem, Oregon 97301 United States Office: (503) 399-9080 Website: MWVCAA Website
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209 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 200 Portland, Oregon 97204 United States Office: (503) 988-7453 Website: MCDCHS Website
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Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson Counties and Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Contact: Scott Cooper, Executive Director
2303 SW First Street Redmond, Oregon 97756 United States Office: (541) 323-6502 Website: NeighborImpact Website
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Coos & Curry Counties Contact: Alexis Barry, Executive Director
1855 Thomas Avenue Coos Bay, Oregon 97420 United States Office: (541) 435-7080 Website: ORCCA Website
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9600 SW Oak Street, Suite 565 Tigard, Oregon 97223 United States Office: (503) 452-6668 Website: OHDC Website
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Douglas & Josephine Counties Contact: Shaun Pritchard, Executive Director
280 Kenneth Ford Drive Roseburg, Oregon 97470 United States Office: (541) 492-3909 Website: UCAN Website
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Yamhill County Contact: Alexandra Hendgen, Executive Director
P.O. Box 621 1317 NE Dustin Court McMinnville, Oregon 97128 United States Office: (503) 687-1494 Website: YCAP Website
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