Central Oregon—NeighborImpact’s Head Start and Early Head Start programs are now accepting applications for enrollment for the 2023-2024 School Year. Children who live in Crook and Deschutes Counties may be eligible for these programs, offering free, high-quality pre-school education and family support.   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 childrenRead More >

NeighborImpact’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) throughRead More >

Central Oregon—In an effort to address the child care crisis in Central Oregon, NeighborImpact is supporting the expansion of child care services by providing funding and educational opportunities to child care providers and persons wanting to become child care providers in Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson Counties, and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. Funding for the program comes from an $8.2 million grant from the State of Oregon. Grants for child care providers, which includeRead More >

NeighborImpact warmly invites you to participate in this short and meaningful questionnaire that aims to ensure equitable service delivery and enhance our understanding of the unique needs within Central Oregon and its diverse communities. This survey is 10 questions long and takes under 5 minutes to complete. It includes a short series of demographic questions; please aid in our mission to serve people and strengthen communities by providing this information where you feel comfortable doingRead More >

If you have ever just needed a reliable vehicle to get to places like work, appointments, or a grocery store, then you may connect with Voight’s story. Voight came into NeighborImpact looking for financial help. After speaking to his HomeSource financial counselor, Victoria, about the different programs offered, Voight decided that the IDA Matched Savings program would fit his needs. With the IDA Matched Savings program, every dollar Voight saved would be matched with anRead More >

Central Oregon—During NeighborWorks Week, June 3-10, NeighborImpact and other NeighborWorks network organizations across the country celebrate the achievements of communities and how, together with NeighborWorks, they are empowering communities for success, changing and enhancing lives. As a NeighborWorks Network organization, NeighborImpact is helping people in Central Oregon address challenges and succeed. NeighborImpact’s HomeSource program helps people to become homeowners, improve their financial stability, identify and reach financial goals, prevent foreclosure and more. These services empowerRead More >

In March, local affordable housing builders and developers came together to share information and answer questions about their upcoming affordable housing projects at information fairs in Redmond and Bend. Four affordable housing builders and developers, including Bend-Redmond Habitat for Humanity, KOR Land Trust, First Story, and Woodhaven Community Housing, gave presentations at the events to a crowd of 80 attendees in Redmond and 93 in Bend. NeighborImpact’s HomeSource program director, Sonia Capece, shared valuable informationRead More >

Tracie Searle recently opened Kid Town Child Care, an in-home day care service. This isn’t Tracie’s first time operating a child care business—in fact, 20 years ago she worked with NeighborImpact Child Care Resources for training and to earn her certification. She left the field to raise her family, and starting again was difficult. New regulations, permitting language and child care codes in residential areas for necessary permits proved challenging for Tracie.. “I wrote myRead More >

As newlyweds in Central Oregon, Anthony and his wife aspired to put down roots and start their married lives in a home of their own, but they struggled to find somewhere affordable to live. Anthony tried to build savings, but his rate of saving could not keep up with rising real estate market costs. In talking to co-workers, Anthony learned that NeighborImpact had a program that could help. HomeSource homeownership counselor, Eric Pashia, encouraged AnthonyRead More >

New Representative Payee client, Cathy, lives in an assisted living community and struggles with severe dementia. Representative Payee director, Jessica Strecker (pictured), quickly discovered that Cathy was more than $30,000 behind in payments to her assisted living community. After a little detective work, Jessica found that many Social Security payments that Cathy should have received for living expenses were unaccounted for. Because of her dementia, Cathy could not remember the bank that received her SocialRead More >