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March/April 2019 Newsletter – Community Action Partnership of Oregon

Community Action Partnership of Oregon

CAPO Newsletter – March/April 2019
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The National Community Action Partnership Releases Community Action Impact Report

National Community Action Impact Report: Building Opportunities for All – This unique and comprehensive report looks at how Community Action Agencies across the country impact the lives of 15 million people each year, creating pathways to prosperity. The report analyzes detailed data to show the essential role CAAs play in their communities

Thanks to Home Builders Foundation, Big Improvements Coming to Family Shelter

Community Action Washington County recently broke ground in February on their shelter improvement project. Their Family Shelter in Hillsboro is housed in a historical building built in 1908.  Since it was donated to Community Action in the 1970s, it has provided shelter and services to families in need.  Thanks to the support of Home Builders Foundation-HomeAid Portland, they are making some much needed improvements to the shelter that will enhance the experience of the residents and expand capacity of services provided there – read more.

Provocative Questions Continue the Conversation around Poverty

How would people in poverty benefit from getting direct cash transfers?
Have you recently had a discussion or read information on Universal Basic Income? 
What are your thoughts on cash transfers to those in poverty?

Follow our Facebook page for resources and discussion opportunities.  We'll be focusing on more Provocative Questions in the coming months, so make sure to keep checking in!


2019 Trainings Hosted by CAPO

  • Being Trauma Informed, May 30
  • Best Practices and Integrated Service Models in Homeless Services, June 18
Local Students Complete Class Requirements, Perform Community Service by Volunteering with ACCESS

In the spring of 2017, Crater High School student Andrew Morris contacted ACCESS Volunteer Specialist Chris Kline to learn about opportunities to complete his senior project. Kline connected Morris with ACCESS' Nutrition department and together they organized a significant fresh produce distribution to the West Main Church of Christ in Medford…

Additional Items

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


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