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Awareness around lead in Oregon drinking water is rising and schools throughout the state have discovered high levels of lead in their drinking water. Children are especially susceptible to lead exposure due to the higher rates at which their bodies absorb metals when compared with adults. To ensure the safety of the children in its community, NeighborImpact tested all of the organization's Head Start sites for lead.
Spring may have sprung, but the nights and mornings are still COLD. If you are cold, NeighborImpact may be able to help with your heating bills or provide resources to make your home more energy efficient. There are a number of heating and energy assistance programs available to Central Oregon residents at different times throughout the year. NeighborImpact's Energy Assistance program currently has a funds available and can provide financial assistance to income-qualified residents of the Tri-County area with electric and gas bills as well as propane, wood and oil.
NeighborImpact, the region's largest nonprofit provider of social services released statistics to its board of directors recently regarding demand for services during the 2017 calendar year. A total of 43,303 households in Central Oregon and 321,154 individuals sought one or more services from the agency, a one percent increase from 2016. Based on the tracking system, individuals and households are counted each time they receive services, and an individual or household may be counted more than once if they receive more than one service or receive a service more than one time in a six-month period.
The City of Prineville was notified this week of the award of a $962,271 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from Business Oregon to repair and rehabilitate the Prineville Senior Center building.
NeighborImpact's Food Recovery Program staff received good news in the form of a grant for $15,000 from Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation. The funds will be applied toward costs associated with collecting and delivering food through the organization's distribution network in Central Oregon.
NeighborImpact today announced that Rachel Suchan has been named Marketing and Communications Director. Suchan will be responsible for maintaining the organization's communications, marketing its programs and engaging with various media channels.
NeighborImpact offers classes in managing your finances, reducing your energy bills, buying a home and more. Check out the calendar for what’s coming up in your neighborhood!
The purpose of the Central Oregon Community Needs Assessment is to assess and analyze conditions within the Central Oregon region that affect and impact the agency’s fulfillment of its mission. The assessment guides the agency’s strategic planning process, ensuring that the strategy’s focus is on addressing the areas of greatest community needs, the availability of resources to meet the needs, as well as the strengths and limitations of the agency. NeighborImpact completes a Community Needs Assessment every two years; this 2017 assessment will inform the 2017-19 agency strategic plan.
Awareness around lead in our drinking water in Oregon is rising and some schools in our state have had issues with high levels of lead in their drinking water. Given that children are especially susceptible to lead exposure because their bodies absorb metals at higher rates than adults, NeighborImpact thought it necessary to test all Head Start sites in our service area.
NeighborImpact Head Start is now accepting applications for enrollment for the 2016-2017 School Year. Children who live in Crook and Deschutes Counties may be eligible for Head Start, a free, high-quality pre-school and family support program. To register, families must meet income eligibility requirements and submit an application and income documentation.