Central Oregon—NeighborImpact, the region’s largest nonprofit provider of social services, saw an incredible jump in demand for service during the 2021 calendar year. A total of 502,901 individuals in Central Oregon sought one or more services from the agency—an increase of 38 percent over the prior year, which was itself an increase over 2019. Numbers were released to the organization’s board of directors in April. Because numbers must be gathered from various data systems, NeighborImpact typicallyRead More >

Local Nonprofit, NeighborImpact is celebrating National Community Development Week by highlighting the impact of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program on Central Oregon. CDBG is a HUD program that removes blight and improves the living conditions in low- and moderate income communities. CDBG helps local, rural governments secure funds for high priority infrastructure; community facilities; economic development; and housing projects. In the last year, NeighborImpact’s CDBG program has supported five projects benefiting the citiesRead More >

Karen is a single mom who lives in Bend on a fixed Social Security Disability income. Her ability to make ends meet plummeted after a serious car accident in December left her car totaled. Karen’s liability insurance did not cover the cost of replacing her vehicle, so she had to walk or take a taxi to get around, which was very expensive. Soon she fell behind on her energy bills. That’s what brought Karen toRead More >