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 >

 Join us as we celebrate our own Meredith Berrigan, HomeSource Financial Navigator. For some, she was the first contact within HomeSource. For others, she could have been teaching your virtual workshop. Meredith grew within HomeSource starting as a local intern and growing into one of the most knowledgeable staff members.  Recently, she was successful in completing her Certification in Foreclosure Intervention and Default Counseling as well as becoming a HUD Certified Housing Counselor. Many clients state that Meredith helped them navigate through the mortgage assistanceRead More >

Central Oregon– Thanks to an award of state funding, NeighborImpact has launching a major expansion of its Head Start program, increasing slots by 76 percent from 445 to 784 children. Head Start is a center based program that integrates high-quality pre-kindergarten education with other critical services to ensure that children are socially, emotionally and educationally ready to enter Kindergarten. It also ensures that children receive medical, dental and vision screenings, allowing early detection and preventionRead More >

NeighborImpact’s Food Bank works with 20 different grocery partners in Bend and Redmond to ensure that excess food from grocery stores doesn’t go to waste. This February, Winco became the newest food partner. When Winco has food that is close to the sell-by date, they work to clear it from store shelves. Twice a week, NeighborImpact picks up these nonperishable food items and distributes them the same day at the Free Food Market and toRead More >