Central Oregon– Thanks to a recent award of state funding, NeighborImpact is launching a major expansion of its Head Start program for the 2020-21 school year. NeighborImpact’s total slots will increase 43 percent from 445 to 638 children. 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 children receive medical, dental andRead More >

Central Oregon–  To help ensure an accurate count and the availability of resources in the region, NeighborImpact is celebrating Census Day on July 15. The U.S. Census is the official survey that determines the population of our country. The information gathered in the once a decade census is used to determine how billions of dollars in federal funding is handed out across the country. These dollars are used to fund construction projects and programs aimed atRead More >

Central Oregon– Thanks to funds provided by Northwest Area Foundation, NeighborImpact is helping Central Oregonians save toward their personal goals and better their financial futures by offering a “Goal Savers” program. Each Goal Savers participant identifies a specific financial goal they plan to accomplish upon completion of the program. This goal is entirely individualized and could be anything that helps the individual move toward financial stability. They might save to rent a home, repair a car forRead More >

Central Oregon–  NeighborImpact’s COVID Rent Relief program is supporting Central Oregonians who cannot afford rent to due to circumstances related to COVID-19. The coronavirus health crisis has had a huge economic impact on the nation. Individuals and families across the region have lost income and jobs as a result of the pandemic. While a moratorium on evictions has prevented homelessness for many, it has not eliminated or reduced the cost of rent, which continues to accumulate eachRead More >

Thanks to everyone for pitching in for today’s Produce Plus Distribution at Redmond High School! We had a great day and heard a lot of positive feedback as folks drove away from the distribution (a lot of big smiles!) We served 115 cars and 576 individuals in 1.5 hours! We had a great volunteer team to stock and load the truck and another to distribute the fresh produce, milk and eggs. Overall, it was aRead More >

Central Oregon– NeighborImpact’s Food Bank, Redmond School District Nutrition Services and Jericho Road are teaming up to offer a one-stop food shop this summer for Redmond students and families. This partnered distribution will increase access to food for families experiencing food insecurity or who have been financially impacted by the coronavirus health crisis. The events, titled “Produce Plus” will take place at Redmond High School’s Summer Meals distribution every third Thursday of the month through AugustRead More >

Central Oregon-NeighborImpact is excited to partner with Roundabout Books and SELCO Community Credit Union for the second annual NeighborImpact Head Start Book Drive. After a successful book drive in 2019, the 2020 drive aims to collect 1,000 new books – two for each child in our Head Start and Early Head Start programs. Books go directly to children in the program and help families expand their home libraries to create literacy rich homes. “When childrenRead More >

Central Oregon–  This week, residents and volunteers will improve their community as part of a weeklong celebration of neighborhood improvement activities nationally recognized as NeighborWorks Week. During NeighborWorks Week (June 6-13), NeighborImpact and other NeighborWorks organizations across the country will focus on community change and awareness around homeownership. These efforts and conversations demonstrate the value of neighbors helping neighbors. In celebration of NeighborWorks Week, NeighborImpact will launch a virtual, live and interactive homebuyer workshop series. ShortageRead More >

Central Oregon– As a part of the program’s response to coronavirus, NeighborImpact’s HomeSource program has launched a series of free educational videos. These videos are made possible thanks to grants awarded by First Interstate Bank, Housing for All and NeighborWorks. Prior to the coronavirus health crisis, NeighborImpact’s HomeSource program offered face-to-face group financial education classes and counseling. To protect the health of staff and clients and to comply with physical distancing requirements, the program has alreadyRead More >

Central Oregon– With a new program added this year, NeighborImpact is helping individuals with cognitive and physical limitations manage their disability benefits. The Representative Payee program was established in partnership with the State of Oregon under the Oregon Money Management Program (OMMP) to meet an under-served demand in the region. A Representative Payee functions as a fiduciary of individuals’ finances who lack the capacity to manage their own funds.  NeighborImpact functions as a Representative Payee forRead More >