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Sept/Oct 2017 Newsletter – Community Action Partnership of Oregon

Community Action Partnership of Oregon


CAPO Newsletter – September/October 2017
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September 12 – Poverty Day 2017

Each year, the U.S. Census Bureau releases a comprehensive report on national and state trends in income, poverty, health insurance, and a range of other economic indicators – read more from Spotlight.

Why Housing and Health Initiatives Should Work Together

A new report from the Urban Institute examines organizations across the country that are integrating housing and health services in low-income communities.  Emerging Strategies for Integrating Health and Housing: Innovations to Sustain, Expand, and Replicate argues that bringing quality healthcare and doctors directly into homes and communities, particularly those without access to such services, effectively combines the resources of two major sources of social and economic support for vulnerable populations – read more from Spotlight including recommendations.

Transition Projects shows us the 2017 Homelessness Snapshot

2017 Homelessness Snapshot for Portland/Multnomah County (infographic)

Top Silicon Valley tech exec on cash handouts: Let's eliminate poverty for all Americans

One of the tech elite who has an interest in universal basic income (UBI) is self-made multimillionaire and Y Combinator President, Sam Altman.  "Eliminating poverty is such a moral imperative and something that I believe in so strongly," Altman tells CNBC's Make It – read more from CNBC.

Child Care Deserts Leave Families with Few Options

Half of all Americans now live in "child care deserts," or areas with little or no access to quality child care, according to a new study by the Center for American Progress.  Mapping America's Child Care Deserts finds that many American families across the income spectrum have major difficulties finding licensed and affordable child care near their home – read more from Spotlight.

Welcome to the Veterans Crisis Line Website

The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text.

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

  • UCAN AmeriCorps Team Ramps up for the 2017/18 Service Year
  • Three generations combat isolation, loneliness as Senior Companions
  • CAPO Calendar
  • Grant Info
  • Training Opportunities
  • Job Openings


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