Community Action Program of East Central Oregon (CAPECO) - 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

  • 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


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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 Website: CAPECO Website Website: CAPECO Listing
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