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  

The Mexican Consulate assists Mexican citizens living or traveling in the U.S. with legal services such as updating a passport, obtaining a Mexican ID card or notarizing legal documents. In June, the Consulate made a 2-day appearance at Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center to serve Central Oregonians. There, NeighborImpact and other service providers offered information to attendees about available services. Among our programs represented were Energy Assistance, Food, Housing Stabilization, Head Start and EarlyRead More >

Central Oregon—Empty Bowls is back, live and in-person! Supporting NeighborImpact and its Food Program, First Interstate Banks’ Empty Bowls fundraising event, presented by Windermere Central Oregon Real Estate and Cascade Natural Gas, will take place on October 30, 2022, at the Central Oregon Community College Campus Center. Event guests will receive a beautifully handcrafted bowl made by local potters as well as gourmet soup made by Cascade Culinary Institute students, artisan bread from Big Ed’s BreadRead More >

More families now qualify for NeighborImpact’s Head Start and Early Head Start programs, thanks to a change made by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Early Head Start provides children ages 0-3 and pregnant women with family support, weekly home visits, health assessments and monthly playgroups. In Head Start, children ages 3-5 are given quality preschool education in a classroom setting, in addition to health care, dental care and family engagement opportunities. TheRead More >