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Winter 2020 Newsletter – CAPO

2020 Region X Community Action Conference (May 5-7) – ORCCA Collaborates to Open New Head Start Facility – 95 Businesses Launched through NeighborImpact IDA Program – Success Story Involving CSC’s Emergency Housing Assistance Funds – CAPO’s 2020-2023 Strategic Plan – and more!

March/April 2019 Newsletter – Community Action Partnership of Oregon

National Community Action Impact Report – Help from Home Builders Foundation for Big Improvements to Family Shelter – Provocative Questions Continue the Conversation around Poverty – Upcoming CAPO Training Events – Local Students Perform Community Service with ACCESS – and more!

January/February 2019 Newsletter – CAPO

Tiny House Building Workshop for Veterans – Follow CAPO’s provocative question: Is it more important to get fewer people out of poverty than to provide a minimum amount of service to many? – Community Action Financial Training – Problems rural families face resulting from lack of affordable child care – and more!

November/December 2018 Newsletter – Community Action Partnership of Oregon

CAPO Provocative Questions Symposium – Financial Training for families, individuals, and frontline staff – High school senior launches Mobile Hygiene Project – Groundbreaking for CAT’s multi-family affordable housing development – BoardSource resources on nonprofit governance and board and staff leadership – and more!

March/April 2018 Newsletter – CAPO

OR CAAs exceed Supportive Services for Veteran Families program goal by almost 50 percent – Energy Assistance outreach strategies – Opening career pathways through stackable credentials – and more!

January/February 2018 Newsletter – CAPO

ACCESS opens affordable housing complex for vets – Six characteristics of good board members from BoardSource – Interview with CAA executive director on proposed ordinance to prohibit sleeping in vehicles on city streets – Stand for Your Mission Awards – and more!

November/December 2017 Newsletter – Community Action Partnership of Oregon

Community Action Leadership Luncheon – Report on Millennial donors – Report on decrease in Oregon poverty rate – NLIHC report on how mortgage interest deduction drives inequality and racial wealth gap – Brookings report analyzing the demographics of Americans living in poverty – Seven donor preferences for boosting year-end-giving – and more!

Sept/Oct 2017 Newsletter – Community Action Partnership of Oregon

U.S. Census Poverty Day 2017 – Why Housing and Health Initiatives Should Work Together – 2017 Homelessness Snapshot (infographic) – Top Silicon Valley tech exec: – Let’s eliminate poverty for all Americans – Child Care Deserts Leave Families with Few Options – Veterans Crisis Line website – and more!

July/August 2017 Newsletter – Community Action Partnership of Oregon

Local CAA releases Issues of Poverty report – Local Agency Toolkit from the Manufactured Home Park Solutions Collaborative to help preserve communities – The hourly income needed to afford rent around the U.S. – Building the Caring Economy – A bi-partisan call for paid leave – Report on State-by-State Ranking of Accountability for Homeless Students (Oregon ranks #1) – Rural vets get help – and more!

Nov-Dec-2016 Newsletter – Community Action Partnership of Oregon

New tool on how poverty affects your Congressional district – New Head Start Program Performance Standards – UCAN’s unique AmeriCorps energy education project – USDA Relending Program to reduce rural poverty nationwide – Exchange program for old wood stoves – and more!

2015 Report on Poverty in Oregon

The Community Action Partnership of Oregon and Oregon Housing and Community Services has produced this report, which is intended to provide policymakers, advocates, and the public with the information they need to understand poverty in their communities and work together to find ways to both support existing efforts to end poverty and develop new and innovative strategies for ensuring that no one suffers through hunger, homelessness or the stress of living in poverty.

ARCHES Homeless Services

The Community Action Agency serving Marion and Polk Counties sponsors the ARCHES Project, which provides multiple housing programs and serves as a centralized referral and drop-in day center for people who are experiencing homelessness.

Transportation Reaching People

Clackamas County Social Services established the Transportation Reaching People Program serves Clackamas County seniors and people with disabilities who need transportation to medical appointments, personal business, and shopping.

Volunteer Connection

Clackamas County Social Services established the Volunteer Connection Program to help mobilize people of all ages and resources to find creative solutions to community problems.

Strategic Plan – Act to End Hunger

The Oregon Hunger Relief Task Force created a strategic plan – Act to End Hunger to provide a focus and guide to help eliminate hunger in Oregon.