Funding from City of Bend and Deschutes County positioned NeighborImpact’s Child Care Resources to award $650,000 in grants to 103 child care providers impacted financially by the pandemic. The financial assistance not only helped the providers stay open but also supported the region’s workforce and economy. Some providers opened new classrooms and expanded their spaces to accommodate school-aged children who could not attend classes in-person; these children needed supervised care outside the home for theirRead More >

Ana Blackburn is a single mother of three living in Bend who works in the restaurant industry. She moved into her rental home last December but almost immediately struggled to keep up with her bills after breaking her leg in January. “I wasn’t able to work. I was gifted some money and people were really kind to us from January until I went back to work mid-February,” said Ana. “And then COVID happened.” When theRead More >

Central Oregon—NeighborImpact’s Rep Payee program helps those who cannot pay their bills due to cognitive or physical challenges by ensuring that their finances are used to meet their basic needs. NeighborImpact’s Representative Payee functions as a fiduciary for individuals with income derived from Social Security who lack the ability to manage their own funds. The Representative Payee pays all of the clients’ bills on their behalf, including obligations such as housing, utilities, food, medical expenses,Read More >