Redmond, OR– Although NeighborImpact’s Head Start classrooms are closed in accordance with Governor Kate Brown’s order related to social-distancing, staff continue to support enrolled children and families in creative and innovative ways. Head Start family advocates are reaching out to each family enrolled in the program to offer their support, not only in meeting the academic needs of the enrolled child, but also the physical and emotional health and wellbeing of the family. “We wantRead More >

Redmond, OR– With the increased social distancing measures and closure of nonessential businesses, NeighborImpact is taking additional steps to ensure the safety of its clients and staff while continuing to deliver crucial services. As an essential business providing essential services to disadvantaged individuals in Central Oregon, NeighborImpact will continue to serve all three counties and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. Outlying NeighborImpact offices in Prineville and La Pine are closed because the sites inRead More >

Redmond, OR– With the increased social distancing measures and extended school cancellations, NeighborImpact is taking additional steps to ensure the safety of its clients and staff while continuing to deliver crucial services.   In accordance with Governor Kate Brown’s announcement on Tuesday evening closing public schools, all Head Start classes and the Early Head Start program operated by NeighborImpact will remain closed through April 28.   Additionally, in compliance with social distancing recommendations, all in-personRead More >

Bend, OR- Health concerns, restaurant closings and restrictions on gatherings, all arising from COVID-19, have prompted changes to NeighborImpact’s Foodie Crawl fundraiser. NeighborImpact is currently in communications with the event’s restaurant partners about postponement dates. NeighborImpact believes postponing the event is the responsible course of action for the protection and health of Foodie Crawl guests, restaurant employees, staff and volunteers. NeighborImpact remains committed to providing crucial services while preserving the health of the individuals and familiesRead More >

Bend, OR- NeighborImpact is pleased to announce a planned extension of the closure of the Bend Winter Warming Shelter. Preliminary agreement has been reached between NeighborImpact and Deschutes County Sheriff Shane Nelson and county administrators to extend the winter shelter on a day by day basis.  Any agreement is subject to final approval of the Deschutes County board of Commissioners.  Funding for the extension will be provided through Oregon Housing and Community Services and other partners.Read More >

Redmond, OR – All Head Start classrooms and the Early Head Start program operated by NeighborImpact in Crook and Deschutes counties will close Monday. The closure is in coordination with Governor Kate Brown’s announced closure of all public schools through March 31. Head Start classrooms will resume operation on April 6, provided no new developments force an extended closure. Head Start serves 445 low-income children and their families in the two counties. The closure crosses a previouslyRead More >

Canceled: AARP free tax preparation services Redmond, OR – In order to protect the health of its tax prepares and clients against Coronavirus, AARP has canceled its free tax preparation services for the remainder of the tax season. Taxes currently in progress and appointments already made will be completed within the next 10 days. No new walk-ins or appointments will be accepted at this time. Although tax services are no longer available, NeighborImpact offices remain open and operational.Read More >

Redmond, OR– NeighborImpact, the region’s largest nonprofit provider of social services, released statistics to its board of directors regarding demand for services during the 2019 calendar year.  A total of 53,883 households in Central Oregon and 357,228 individuals sought one or more services from the agency. 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 moreRead More >

Bend, OR – Nearly half of Central Oregonians are housing cost burdened: they spend more than 30% of their income on housing expenses. This financial vulnerability puts households at greater risk for bankruptcy or foreclosure. Two grants recently awarded to NeighborImpact will help support housing retention for low income homeowners by providing postpurchase counseling and foreclosure prevention services to Central Oregon residents. The grants were awarded by the Central Oregon Association of Realtors and by Meyer MemorialRead More >

A number of you who attended the Foodie Crawl pre-pandemic have asked if it will happen this year. Unfortunately, for reasons related to the pandemic, we are unable to host the event this year. First, our restaurant partners participate in the Foodie Crawl at no charge, donating food and beverages with the goal of introducing more people to their restaurants. Since they are still struggling to recover from the past year, many cannot afford toRead More >