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

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

List of Agencies

Photo of ACCESS, Inc.
Jackson County Contact: Pamela Norr, Executive Director
Location/Address: P.O. Box 4666 3630 Aviation Way Medford, OR 97501 United States Office: (541) 774-4322 Website: ACCESS Website

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Rental Assistance
Updated 6-18-2020

541-494-1210

Energy/Utility Assistance
Updated 6-18-2020

541-779-9020

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Photo of Clackamas County Social Services (CCSS)
Clackamas County Contact: Brenda Durbin, Director
Location/Address: PO Box 2950 2051 Kaen Road Oregon City, Oregon 97045 United States Office: (503) 655-8641 Cell: (503) 706-6746 Website: CCSS Website

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Rental Assistance
Updated 6-18-2020

503-655-8575

Energy/Utility Assistance
Updated 6-18-2020

503-655-8575

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Washington County Contact: Kemp Shuey, Executive Director
Location/Address: 1001 S.W. Baseline Street Hillsboro, Oregon 97123 United States Office: (503) 693-3221 Cell: (503) 302-2382 Website: CAO Website

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Rental Assistance
Updated 6-18-2020

503-615-0770

Energy/Utility Assistance
Updated 6-18-2020

503-615-0771
WEBPAGE

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Photo of Community Action Program of East Central Oregon (CAPECO)
Gilliam, Morrow, Umatilla & Wheeler Counties Contact: Paula Hall, Chief Executive Officer
Location/Address: 721 SE 3rd Street, Suite D Pendleton, Oregon 97801 United States Office: (800) 752-1139 Office: (541) 278-5671 Website: CAPECO Website Website: CAPECO Info

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Rental Assistance
Updated 6-18-2020

Rental Assistance Application

Energy/Utility Assistance
Updated 6-18-2020

541-276-1926
WEBPAGE

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Photo of Community Action Team, Inc. (CAT)
Clatsop, Columbia & Tillamook Counties Contact: Dan Brown, Executive Director
Location/Address: 125 N. 17th Street St. Helens, Oregon 97051 United States Office: (503) 397-3511 x 2003 Website: CAT Website
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Photo of Community Connection of NE Oregon (CCNO)
Baker, Grant, Union & Wallowa Counties Contact: Margaret Davidson, Executive Director
Location/Address: 2802 Adams Avenue La Grande, Oregon 97850 United States Office: (541) 963-3186 Cell: (541) 786-2311 Website: CCNO Website
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Photo of Community in Action (CinA)
Harney & Malheur Counties Contact: Barb Higinbotham, Executive Director
Location/Address: 915 SW 3rd Avenue Ontario, Oregon 97914 United States Office: (541) 889-1060 x 101 Cell: (541) 881-6010 Website: CinA Website
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Benton, Lincoln, Linn Counties Contact: Pegge McGuire, Acting Director
Location/Address: 250 SW Broadalbin, Suite 2A Albany, Oregon 97321 United States Office: (541) 928-6335 Office: (541) 704-7627 Cell: (541)-998-2303 Website: CSC Website
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Photo of Klamath/Lake Community Action Services (KLCAS)
Klamath & Lake Counties Contact: Christina Zamora, Executive Director
Location/Address: 535 Market Street Klamath Falls, Oregon 97601 United States Office: (541) 882-3500 Cell: (541) 591-4891 Website: KLCAS Website
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Location/Address: 151 W 7th Avenue, Room 560 Eugene Oregon 97401 United States Office: (541) 682-3797 Cell: (541) 914-6066 Website: LCHSC Website
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Photo of Mid-Columbia Community Action Council (MCCAC)
Hood River, Sherman & Wasco Counties Contact: Jim Slusher, Executive Director
Location/Address: P.O. Box 1969 312 E 4th Street The Dalles, Oregon 97058 United States Office: (541) 298-5131 Website: MCCAC Website
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Location/Address: 2475 Center Street NE Salem, Oregon 97301 United States Office: (503) 585-6232 x1100 Cell: (501) 827-7547 Website: MWVCAA Website
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Location/Address: 209 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 200 Portland, Oregon 97204 United States Office: (503) 988-7453 Cell: (503) 453-7964 Website: MCDCHS Website
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Photo of NeighborImpact
Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson Counties and Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Contact: Scott Cooper, Executive Director
Location/Address: 2303 SW First Street Redmond, Oregon 97756 United States Office: (541) 548-2380 Cell: (541) 323-6502 Website: NeighborImpact Website
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Photo of Oregon Coast Community Action (ORCCA)
Coos & Curry Counties Contact: Kim Brick, Executive Director
Location/Address: 1855 Thomas Avenue Coos Bay, Oregon 97420 United States Office: (541) 435-7080 Office: (541) 435-7773 Website: ORCCA Website
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Location/Address: 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
Location/Address: 280 Kenneth Ford Drive Roseburg, Oregon 97470 United States Office: (541) 492-3501 Website: UCAN Website
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Photo of Yamhill Community Action Partnership (YCAP)
Yamhill County Contact: Alexandra Hendgen, Executive Director
Location/Address: P.O. Box 621 1317 NE Dustin Court McMinnville, Oregon 97128 United States Office: (503) 472-0457 Office: (503) 883-4172 Cell: (503) 621-2022 Website: YCAP Website
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