Who We Are

helping people. changing lives.

We have been dedicated to serving our community members in Linn, Benton and Lincoln Counties, with select services in Polk County, for over 40 years. Learn more about CSC and our impact below.

Impacting change for 40 years...

Established in 1980, we currently have a team of over 200 passionate staff, hundreds community partners, programs and locations spanning 4 counties, receive more than 300,000 volunteer hours, and serve over 75,000 community members annually.

CSC is part of a national and statewide network of Community Action Agencies, dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other, building strong, resilient communities.

CSC is supported by federal, state, and local funds, as well as private grants and donations. Our oversight consists of a Governing Board of local elected officials, and a Community Action Advisory Council comprised of diverse community members, both of which we report to and collaborate with on a regular basis.

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 Vision

To end poverty in Linn, Benton and Lincoln counties.

Our Values

Equity · Respect · Commitment · Excellence · Hope

Community · Caring · Innovation · Opportunity

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.

Meeting Needs Through Services

We provide a wide variety of wrap-around services to meet basic needs and help build stability in the lives of our community members. Serving over 75,000 individuals, we invest over $20 million in direct services every year. Whether you need one-time assistance today, or long-term support for tomorrow, we are here to help.

Community Partnerships & Support

We partner with hundreds of other services providers, healthcare providers, faith-based organizations, government entities and many more to fulfill our mission and truly make a difference in our communities. In addition to working closely and collaborating with these partners, we also provide millions in funding for new shelters, affordable housing, emergency services and more.

We're Here to Help

We’re always available to help answer your questions and get you the help you need. Fill out the form and we’ll respond as soon as possible.

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