Since the start of 2021, CSC has provided over 3,700 people with rental assistance in Linn, Benton and Lincoln Counties, including services for COVID-impacted households. Totaling more than $4.3 million in rental assistance to local landlords.
From the start of the pandemic, over 3,100 community members have received CSC COVID rental assistance, totaling more than $7.5 million in funding.
Since we completed our program and started processing the Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program in February, we have served more than 1,200 local residents, totaling over $10.5 million in overall COVID-related rent assistance.
Our Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program has served over 180 individuals, providing support for rent, deposits, utilities, emergency shelter, and one-on-one case management leading to permanent, safe housing.
Utility Assistance has served over 16,600 people this year, providing more than $3.4 million in assistance with utility bills to our community, and more every day.
Since the start of the pandemic, we’ve provided over 4,300 people with COVID-related utility assistance, totaling nearly $1 million in supportive funds to our community.
In 2020, we provided over 5,00,000 pounds of food to our communities through Linn Benton Food Share, one of our most robust programs.
We make a strong effort to conserve and make our community more sustainable. We saved over 1.5 million pounds of food through the fresh alliance grocery recovery program. We also distributed over 26,000 Farmer to Family food boxes, providing households with high-quality fresh produce, dairy, eggs and more.
With the help of partners and volunteers, we supplied member agencies with enough food for over 381,847 meals and delivered 38,332 emergency food boxes to food pantries.
Our Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) supported 350 elderly community members last year. This program saves participants $500 in food costs annually that they can use for rent, medications and other essential expenses.
We couldn’t do any of this work without our generous, caring community – we had over 300,000 volunteer hours donated to Linn Benton Food Share last year!
Our COVID Equity Program for Linn, Benton, Lincoln and Polk Counties provided financial support to minority and underserved populations affected by the pandemic. We provided wage replacement payments to over 100 individuals due to job and income loss from the pandemic, totaling nearly $300,000 in assistance.
Our OHA COVID Wrap-Around Services program is working seven days a week to help those who have tested positive, or presumed to be positive, for COVID-19 in Linn, Benton, Lincoln and Polk Counties.
We’ve been working one-on-one with over 500 individuals, enabling them to safely quarantine to help keep the infection rate down in our region. Essential services, such as safe space to quarantine for individuals and their families, financial assistance with bills and households expenses, groceries, and more to allow them to stay home while meeting their needs.
Quarantine can mean paying more for essential needs while also experiencing a reduction in income and facing unpredictable health effects of the coronavirus. By providing community-based wrap-around services and support, we’re letting people know we recognize their sacrifice, we see their need, and we are here to help them successfully isolate.
With over 500,000 Oregonians affected and more than 1 million acres burned, CSC is doing everything we can to help our local communities impacted by the 2020 wildfires.
We are working with victims in a variety of ways across our programs. Full time staff are stationed in the Santiam Canyon helping with local relief efforts. We have hired 15 individuals impacted by the wildfires, and continue to hire more, to help with local humanitarian efforts, staffing shelters, working in resource centers and assisting with clean up and rehabilitation for the parks, trails, camp sites and other affected public land.
Through this work and with our partners, we are providing over $2 million in disaster relief efforts and services for our region.
Our dedicated staff are working closely with all of our participants and families to ensure our students are safe and receiving the support, training and education to help them explore new opportunities in these difficult times.
Our Head Start program focuses on the holistic health of our students ages 3-5, including education, nutrition, mental health services, dental and vision screenings, and socialization skills. Traditionally, we offer two meals a day to students, totaling 60,000 meals in a single academic year. Applications are OPEN for the 2021-2022 school year.
Our Career Tech Charter High School works with students through hands-on training for industry-specific skills. Whether joining a drone academy, learning about marsh and land mapping, computer coding, cooking, or gardening, our courses are designed to build lasting skills needed for life and livelihood. Enrollment is still open for 2021-2022 school year, space is limited.
CSC Polk County Youth Programs have continued to offer virtual and safe in-person activities for our youth participants. This includes 3D printing, screen printing, and embroidery in our Makerspace, gardening, culinary arts and hands-on career experience opportunities, like the recent sidewalk reconstruction project through the City of Independence. Learn more and apply!
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.
To better reach all of the corners of our communities, we have established over 300 partnerships with other social services agencies, businesses, associations, government departments, and more.
Grateful for all our partners, we have highlighted some below who are constant collaborators with us, providing essential services to our communities.
While our team and our community partners are committed to this work, community support is essential. We welcome all to join us in whatever way you are able in our mission to end poverty and strengthen our communities.