Chantelle Machau owns and operates Kidinc Preschool. Like many child care providers, Chantelle felt worried and overwhelmed by restrictions placed on child care due to COVID-19. NeighborImpact’s Child Care Resources stepped in with help. Rather than waiting for providers to request assistance, Child Care Resources’ team reached out to them, right away, with guidance for navigating the new rules. “All the immediate help and reaching out to us from Neighborimpact was like having an extraRead More >

Matthew Nicolau is a single dad to two little girls. They live in an 80-year-old house that never had renovations, making it costly to heat. “This house was really cold in the winter time. To keep it at 65 degrees meant keeping the heater running all the time and hundreds of dollars in electric bills,” said Matthew. NeighborImpact’s Energy Assistance program helped keep the heat and lights on. “I did everything I could to earnRead More >

Thanks to a recent award of state funding, NeighborImpact is launching a major expansion of our Head Start program for the 2020-21 school year. Total slots will increase 43 percent, from 445 to 638 children. The program’s expansion will add 97 part-day Head Start slots, 76 full-day Head Start slots and 20 Early Head Start slots. We will open two additional Head Start classrooms in Bend and Redmond as well as one each in PrinevilleRead More >

Our Food Bank’s mobile food pantry, Redmond School District Nutrition Services and Jericho Road teamed up to offer a one-stop food shop this summer for Redmond students and families. This partnered distribution increased access to food for families experiencing food insecurity or financially impacted by the coronavirus health crisis. The events, titled “Produce Plus,” took place at Redmond High School’s Summer Meals distribution every third Thursday through August 20. Families received summer meals from RedmondRead More >