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May/June 2018 Newsletter – Community Action Partnership of Oregon

Community Action Partnership of Oregon

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CAPO newsletter – May/June 2018
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Planting Our Gardens

This is the time of year that the weather entices us outside. While planting our gardens gives us color and sweet-smelling air, planting the seeds for change in our clients also creates a feeling of contentment.

In all that you do to train, encourage, support, and refer clients, you are setting that seed for transformation. You are placing, scattering, putting, and setting skills and knowledge to change lives. Your work is so important for future growth...

ORCCA’s CASA Is Doing Some Groundbreaking Work!

We have launched a case monitoring program this year. This program will increase CASA’s ability to serve youth on our waitlist (which currently has 74 youth waiting for services).  This program triages youth and assigns a case monitor to go and visit with the child once a month.  A report is filled out letting us know how the child is doing and if there are any unmet needs.  When a CASA does get assigned to the case, there is already a base of knowledge about this youth.  Because of this project we will be able to serve more youth, ensuring someone is advocating for their best interest.  To-date we have monitored an additional 15 youth...

Community Action Fundraises and Showcases the Power of Change

350 friends of Community Action turned out at Kaleidoscope and showed their support for low income families in Washington County.  Together donors raised $228,310 to support the vital programs of Community Action!

This year we wanted to remind our supporters about the depth and breadth of our work with clients. It can look different for every person, and no matter what kind of help they get, the impact can be significant.  We shared two videos that night.  The first one features clients from Child Care Resource & Referral, Energy Conservation, and Early Connections.  The second features Lisette, who received help from our Housing & Homeless Services team.

ORCCA Crowns Iron Chef, Raises $16,000

In April, over 200 people attended our first Iron Chef fundraiser.  Three local chefs competed for the title, using ingredients commonly found in food pantry boxes. Guests also enjoyed, music, appetizers, and a silent auction...

A New Option for Teens Aging Out of the Foster System

A KGW news piece by Maggie Vespa showcases a new option for affordable housing for those between 18 and 22...

Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity Pulls in Experts to Tackle Aging and Poverty

During the past decade, the overall poverty rate for Americans age 65 and older has held steady at about 10%.  A closer look, however, reveals drastically higher rates of poverty among older women, and racial and ethnic minorities.  Those numbers are likely to increase during the deepening recession, with millions of financially vulnerable older Americans at-risk of falling into poverty – see Spotlight’s latest research, news, and opinion on aging and poverty.

Additional Items

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  • CAPO Calendar
  • Grant Info
  • Job Openings
  • Training Opportunities

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