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May/June 2017 Newsletter – Community Action Partnership of Oregon

Community Action Partnership of Oregon


CAPO Newsletter – May/June 2017
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Spring and warmer weather are HERE!

Warmer, dryer weather has come to the Northwest and has provided a much needed boost of energy to our work... We want to take a moment to appreciate those who help us accomplish great things for our communities. So, Thank You to all who support us!

Advocate for state's homeless in Teri Gant's name

The first day of 2017 signaled the loss of one of Clackamas County's most dedicated and powerful warriors of love, help, compassion and presence.  On Jan. 1, Teri Gant, the founder of the Father's Heart Street Ministry and my dear wife, succumbed to complications of pneumonia and the flu virus...

Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon is kicking off the summer meals season!

The Summer Food Service Program provides free meals to kids ages 1 – 18 at sites all across Oregon.  ​If you would like to promote the program and provide referrals to kids and families in your community, visit the resources section on Oregon SFSP to find free multilingual outreach and marketing materials.

Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon is also excited to announce $50,000 in grant awards to 21 community summer meals programs across the state through the Summer Meals Support Fund

National Child Abuse Prevention Month 2017 Resource Guide

The 2016/2017 Prevention Resource Guide: Building Community, Building Hope was created primarily to support community-based child abuse prevention professionals who work to prevent child maltreatment and promote well-being. This resource guide has been released in relation to April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Career Tech Drone Class Makes Buzz

As part of a pilot program, students enrolled in Career Tech’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) courses were presented the opportunity to learn about and earn licenses for flying drones...To help keep the program growing Career Tech staff are applying for Measure 98 funding, which is geared at improving high school graduation rates...

Northwest HUDLines - MAY 2017

Oregon Housing & Community Services director, Margaret Salazar, announced that the Housing Stability Council approved funding to produce or preserve more than 500 units of affordable housing...

A Plan to Strengthen Low-Income Housing Support

A new report from the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) outlines a plan to restructure the housing safety net to reduce government spending while still combating homelessness and ensuring that affordable housing is readily available.  Toward a More Efficient Housing Safety Net argues that expanding federal housing vouchers would be costly and ineffective at connecting vulnerable individuals with long-term affordable housing.  The report calls for measures to prevent avoidable housing loss with direct cash assistance for low-income families, quickly rehousing individuals to avoid long-term homelessness, and focusing assistance on the most vulnerable populations.

The 2017 County Health Rankings

The 2017 County Health Rankings provide an easy-to-use snapshot of the health of nearly every county in the nation.  What does your county snapshot look like?  County Health Rankings & Roadmaps – A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Program.

Additional Items

See newsletter for more info on:What a way to start the year…Community Action Directors at 2017 National Community Action Foundation (NCAF) Conference


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