Who We Are

Community Action Agency

CSC is part of a nationwide network of over 1,000 anti-poverty agencies focused on connecting people with resources they need to meet their basic needs and improve their lives. We are the largest social services provider in our region, serving Linn, Benton and Lincoln Counties, and select services in Polk County.

Helping people. Changing lives.

Established in 1980, as the state-designated Community Action Agency for Linn, Benton, and Lincoln counties, Community Services Consortium is one of 18 Community Action Agencies in Oregon.

As part of a nationwide network of anti-poverty organizations, CSC joins in leading the way to educate and advocate for those in need in Linn, Benton, and Lincoln counties. We are a public, not-for-profit organization dedicated to ending poverty in Oregon.

CSC is supported by federal, state, and local funds, as well as private grants, donations, and fundraising efforts. CSC’s oversight consists of a Governing Board and Community Action Advisory Council to which we report on a regular basis.

Our Vision

To end poverty in Linn, Benton and Lincoln counties.

Our Mission

In partnership with a caring community, we help people in Linn, Benton and Lincoln counties to access tools and resources to overcome poverty and build brighter and more stable futures.

Our Philosophy

We believe people are capable of great things when offered the proper tools. We treat each client with dignity and respect and offer a supportive setting where each person learns and develops new skills.

Our Focus

Our priorities, programs and core services are determined by assessing the changing needs of our communities. Our Current Priorities are Jobs and financial help, quality education and training, adequate food and nutrition; and safe, decent and affordable housing.

Community Services Consortium is governed by and reports to a Governing Board comprised of the nine elected County Commissioners in our service area. 

Need assistance with a specific program? Find staff members from all departments and programs across our company.

We complete several state and federal audits regularly for each of our programs and the agency as a whole. We are proud to have gone many years without a single audit finding. Please see the list of documents below for full details of our audits.

Showing Compassion to Everyone in Need

CSC is committed to delivering our promise – showing compassion and care to everyone in need – so that they can set a path forward to a better life. Providing connections, encouragement, and support, we build confidence in people so they can improve their situation.

Providing Support for our Community

Providing Support Services

We provide support services to low-income individuals needed to build a stronger, more stable community.

Community Partnership

We partner with hundreds of other services providers, healthcare providers, faith-based organizations, government entities and so many more to fulfill our mission and truly make a difference in our communities. We are in this together and are grateful for the support and care that our partners give us, our clients and our communities at large.

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