Sixty-year-old Lisa Allen panicked when the well ran dry at her La Pine home. She had been working hard to pay off a loan for the home’s roof and had plans to retire in 7 years. “I was at a complete loss of what to do. I knew it was going to be a huge expense. I didn’t know how I was going to afford it,” Lisa said. “It was stressful because I was thinkingRead More >

Central Oregon—Central Oregon’s model of collaboration and partnership among the region’s cold weather shelter providers and community action agency is not one you are likely to see at this scale elsewhere in the state.  This year NeighborImpact has once again partnered with the Homeless Leadership Coalition and Central Oregon communities to create a regionwide network of cold weather shelters. NeighborImpact works with the Homeless Leadership Coalition shelter committee to better understand challenges facing shelter providersRead More >

Sandra Dolan, age 57, works hard to support her family. Her husband suffers from frequent seizures which prevent him from working. The household has grown. Sandra’s mother-inlaw, who lives with them, is in the early stages of dementia. Following two heart attacks, Sandra’s eldest son’s compromised health prompted him to relocate to his parents’ home. A short time later, Sandra’s youngest son also joined the household with his two-year-old son in tow. Suddenly, the householdRead More >

Central Oregon—To help hungry families share a meal this Thanksgiving, NeighborImpact has distributed Thanksgiving meal staples to more than a dozen food pantries throughout Crook, Deschutes, and Jefferson counties and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. The meals include stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, canned green beans, pumpkin puree, rolls and of course, turkey. “With inflation greatly affecting the cost of groceries, it’s no surprise that many families are struggling to get meals on the table,”Read More >

Central Oregon—NeighborImpact is seeking individuals to serve on the Board of Directors and its committees. NeighborImpact is the region’s largest nonprofit social services provider. The agency anticipates two vacancies on its 15-member board. Economically disadvantaged applicants and those who work with the economically disadvantaged are invited to apply. (Economically disadvantaged individuals earn 80 percent of the area median income or less. Area-media income is $71,900 for a family of four in Deschutes County. The amount is lessRead More >

Central OregonNeighborImpact’s Child Care Resources is seeking qualified applicants for free, quality child care for children ages six weeks to three years. The program, Baby Promise, provides fully-funded quality child care for up to 116 children through multiple licensed child care providers in Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. The child care slots are reserved for families who are eligible for and enrolled in Employment Related Day Care (ERDC)Read More >

“The Grapevine” is released quarterly to all of NeighborImpact’s partner organizations. The purpose of the newsletter is to spread awareness about NeighborImpact programs and to share information about services and job opportunities that are currently available. Read The Grapevine Fall 2022

During the months of Hispanic Heritage month (Sept 15- Oct. 15) and LGBTQ History month (October), NeighborImpact is spreading awareness about its Individual Development Account (IDA) program, which gives diverse communities the opportunity to overcome barriers and achieve financial goals.   Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) are matched savings accounts that allow individuals and families to save and generate money for a specific savings goal. For every $1 participants save, they receive a match of anRead More >

The video project entitled “Spotlight,” produced by Bend filmmaker Felipe Santacruz, celebrates both the diversity of Central Oregon and those who are working to make the community more equitable and inclusive. Made up of three short films, the project highlights work in the Latinx, LGBTQ+ and disability communities.   “The conversations I had the opportunity to capture served as a wonderful learning experience for me,” said Santacruz. “I am proud to be able to shareRead More >

By Design is a quarterly email newsletter that was created by NeighborImpact after August 2021 listening sessions during which NeighborImpact partners said they needed more information on the management and operation of a nonprofit. NeighborImpact needs reliable partners to leverage its work and resources, and investing in the operational strength and capacity of our partners help us do more. By Design October