Central Oregon– With a new program added this year, NeighborImpact is helping individuals with cognitive and physical limitations manage their disability benefits. The Representative Payee program was established in partnership with the State of Oregon under the Oregon Money Management Program (OMMP) to meet an under-served demand in the region. A Representative Payee functions as a fiduciary of individuals’ finances who lack the capacity to manage their own funds.  NeighborImpact functions as a Representative Payee forRead More >

Randi Johnson has had 3 heart surgeries and is disabled. She lives on a fixed income. She struggled to pay taxes on her home. “I hadn’t been able to work for a while. I couldn’t afford to pay my taxes and I didn’t know what to do,” said Randi.  She came to NeighborImpact and worked with Meredith through HomeSource’s Loan Preservation Assistance program. “It took 1,000 pounds off my shoulders to know that I could afford toRead More >

Central Oregon- Child care providers across the region are struggling to make ends meet during the coronavirus crisis. Although many child care facilities are approved by the state to stay open, enrollment has plummeted since Gov. Kate Brown’s March 23 statewide stay home order. Keeping child care facilities operational is crucial, in order to both enable essential workers to continue working and to ensure that child care facilities can afford to continue serving the communityRead More >

Central Oregon– NeighborImpact Head Start is now accepting applications for enrollment for the 2020-2021 School Year. Head Start integrates high-quality pre-kindergarten education with other critical services such as health services (medical visits; hearing, vision and dental checks); meals and nutrition; and family advocacy. The program serves children 3-5 years of age and their families. NeighborImpact’s Head Start program operates in eight sites in Redmond, Bend, La Pine, and Prineville in Deschutes and Crook counties, Central Oregon’s two most populatedRead More >

Central Oregon– Even amid the chaos of COVID-19, NeighborImpact’s Child Care Resources team have been hard at work to successfully launch the Baby Promise program. The program provides fully-funded quality child care for up to 109 children from ages six weeks to three years through multiple licensed providers in Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. In order to ensure the quality of the child care being provided, NeighborImpact Child CareRead More >

Central Oregon– While most winter warming shelters in the region closed their doors on March 15, NeighborImpact extended the season for the Bend shelter, keeping it open for an additional month. The shelter served a total of 327 unique individuals over the course of the 121 nights that it was open. Ninety-seven of the shelter guests were women while 233 were men. The shelter provided 3,498 overnight stays and an additional 256 warming stays (not overnight, butRead More >