NeighborImpact’s Weatherization program reduces clients’ home energy bills and makes their homes more comfortable with energy saving measures like insulation, duct sealing, furnace replacement and more. Each year, the program undergoes an audit through Oregon Housing and Community Services, which evaluates the program’s quality and effectiveness through a series of rigorous interviews, file reviews and field inspections. This year, NeighborImpact’s Weatherization program achieved the highest rating possible—the only weatherization program in the state to earnRead More >

NeighborImpact’s Food Bank stores and distributes more than four million pounds of food annually to Central Oregonians struggling with food insecurity. As the hub of the food distribution network in Central Oregon, we are the primary source of food for emergency food sites in this region. In the last quarter of 2021, the food bank distributed food to 144,052 individuals—reflecting a 63 percent increase in just three years. Even before COVID, the existing 30-year-old warehouseRead More >

Central Oregon—A partnership with Family Kitchen, which serves meals, and the Community Shower Truck, which makes showers available, Grateful Clips provides haircuts at no cost to those in need. Professional hair stylists will volunteer their time and expertise at the event on Friday, May 6th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Family Kitchen (231 NW Idaho Ave. Bend, OR). “Every single person knows what it feels like to have their hair done and just toRead More >

Central Oregon—Central Oregon’s long-time homeless services coordinating body, the Homeless Leadership Coalition, today announced a shift in the organization’s long-term planning approach. Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council, which supports and coordinates the activity of local governments, will step into the role of “lead agency” long filled by NeighborImpact, the region’s largest service provider. Among the duties that COIC will take on are supporting service providers to update the High Desert Home’s 10 Year Plan to end Homelessness;Read More >