We're making an impact.

With 43 years of service, CSC is proud of the IMPACT we have made on the lives and wellbeing of over half a million community members.


Lives affected

With the people we have served, we could fill every seat in Reser stadium 10 times.

Years Of Service


People Impacted in 2023


2023 community investment

Roofs Over Heads

Eviction protection, support for the unhoused, tenant education classes, and holistic housing supports for Veterans and their families.


individuals served with housing services


households prevented from eviction

562 unhoused individuals supported in obtaining safe, stable housing, with 50% of households having children.

RentWell tenant education classes inform participants about their rights and obligations as a tenant, and of their landlord. It can help those with poor credit, rental history, criminal records, and other barriers to housing successfully obtain and keep their housing. 55 people graduated from RentWell classes in 2023.


veterans served with housing services


given in supportive funding to partners

Lights on Water Running

Utility assistance and weatherization services that improve home health, safety, and energy conservation.


invested in energy services


individuals served with utility assistance


households served with weatherization

With an average home investment of over $15,000, the total energy savings from weatherization services in 2023 could power five homes for a year!

Everybody Eats

Our Linn Benton Food Share (LBFS) program distributes food across a network of nearly 70 local food pantry and meal site partners in Linn and Benton Counties. In 2023, special partnerships with local farms comprised 15,000 lbs of all distributed food, investing tens of thousands of dollars into our regional agriculture and food sustainability economies. 

Demand for food services is at all-time highs, with food and program costs also higher than in LBFS history. Despite this, we were still able to serve more people with distributed food than in past years. LBFS relies on the generosity of our communities to continue to meet this growing need. Consider donating to support this impact.




Meals supplied


Food Boxes Provided


seniors served with monthly food boxes

Wildfire Prevention

Protecting forests in our region to mitigate the impact of wildfires.


young adult participants


hours invested into protecting local forests


acres treated with
prevention serivces

The Wildfire Prevention program provides training and certifications for youth and young adult participants to work in the forests of Linn, Lincoln, and Polk Counties to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires. Participants receive career exploration advisement in tandem with the program, with many focusing on wildland firefighting and other natural resource fields.

This program works with 31 vital community partners, including Oregon Conservation Corps, Oregon Department of Forestry, Oregon Fire Marshal, Siletz Valley Fire District, Polk Fire District, Albany Fire Department, Greenbelt Land Trust, Marys River Watershed, and more!

Working With Families

All our education and employment services work with children, youth, adults, and the whole family. We’re on a mission to build stronger, more resilient communities, so we weave programs and services together to best meet the full needs of the participant, student, and their family. 

Plan for the future

Holistic Stability Services

Our suite of education and employment centered programs is broad, encompassing Head Start of Lincoln County, Career Tech Charter High School, Polk County GED & Career Pathways Program, self-sufficiency services for SNAP and TANF recipients, job readiness training and assistance offered in partnership with WorkSource Oregon, and much more!

Head Start is currently serving 160 children and families. All children receive free meals,  school supplies, and are supported in completing required health screenings and services, some of which are provided for free.

Our suite of workforce and education programs served 4,012 individuals in 2023, investing over $1.6 million in wrap-around support services. These programs offer our most robust suite of services. There is no single cause, condition, or solution to poverty and homelessness. They intersect and go hand-in-hand. That is the premise of these services: addressing holistic needs and supporting the whole family to transform lives.


Community Partners

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.

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To better reach the  communities we serve, we have over 300 partnerships with local, state, and federal services agencies, educational institutions,  businesses, associations, healthcare, government departments, and more. Learn about our CAAC for other ways we work with partners.

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Help us make a bigger impact

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.