Community Resources for Southern Deschutes County and Northern Klamath County  including LaPine and Sunriver, Gilchrist, Crescent and Surrounding Areas

About this website ....

About this website ....


Do you need help finding resources in La Pine, Sunriver, Gilchrist and Crescent?

My name is Kathy Matthews, and I welcome you to this website especially designed for those of us who live in La Pine, Sunriver, Gilchrist and Crescent. It is intended to outline the community resources available to Southern Deschutes County and Northern Klamath County. There is some info on Northern Lake County also included.  It is not sponsored by anybody but me.

Please click on the different page links on the top of the page to find the help you need in each subject matter.  Resources for Seniors, Veterans and those with Disabilities are located at the bottom of this page.

The sidebar is full of information; please take a few minutes to acquaint yourself with all that is on there.  Especially helpful, at the top of the sidebar, are links to employment in our area. 

There are also 100's more resource links at the very bottom of the page for the whole Central Oregon area ... just click on each box to find out more about each agency and the resource links they have posted. I have also concentrated information for those with disabilities along with those links.

My goal is to pull out and organize applicable information for our end of the county. Of course, we may have to travel to Bend or Redmond for some things, but it is also nice to know what is offered right here at home.

If you have something to add, please email me at:

Thank you for stopping by, I hope this site has been useful to you.

Kathy M.

These are the main places to go for help during a crisis or if you need help with something in So. Deschutes County and No. Klamath County.   

La Pine -

* La Pine office of DHS:

Connections (DHS) in La Pine 

Seniors & People with Disabilities
Services for Seniors and People with Physical Disabilities: Medicaid programs, food and nutrition services, report abuse and neglect
Physical Address
16493 Bluewood Place, Ste 1 LaPine, OR 97850
Mailing Address
PO Box 98 LaPine, OR 97739
(541) 536-8919
(541) 536-8798


* La Pine Community Kitchen:

The La Pine Community Kitchen serves hot meals Monday thru Friday from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.  They also have a produce pantry and a clothing closet.  Services are no charge, but donations are always welcomed.


* St. Vincent de Paul of La Pine:  

St. Vincent de Paul of La Pine serves over 10,000 square miles of Central Oregon covering Southern Deschutes, Northern Lake and Northern Klamath Counties.  It is a 501(C) non-profit corporation.

St. Vincent de Paul's Thrift store is located across from Bi-Mart, and all proceeds go towards helping local people in need.  541-1956. 

They also have a social services building where they operate a food pantry and help meet a variety of other needs. 541-536-6135


* La Pine Senior Activity Center:

* Senior Meals - Lunch is served on Tuesdays and Wednesday beginning at 11:45 a.m. and on Thursdays at noon.  Prices range from $3.50 to $5.00 per meal.

* Meals on Wheels and other resources:

Resources for Help

  • Central OR Council on Aging 877-704-4567
  • Meals on Wheels:
    • Cassie McGuire & Denise Goss
      • 541-678-5483, ext 104
      Case Mgr for La Pine & N. Klamath Cty District:
      • 541-678-5482, ext 116
  • Family Caregiver Support Program:
    • Cassie McGuire, Case Manager
      • 541-678-5482, ext 104
  • Legal Assistance/Legal Aid Services of OR:
    • 541-385-6944
  • Seniors & People with Disabilities:
    • 541-536-5380
  • Deschutes County Veterans Service:
    • 541-385-3214
  • Partners in Care:
    • 541-536-8360
  • Information on Caregivers:
    • 541-678-5483, ext 104
  • Social Security Office:
    • 1-877-405-0302
  • AARP:
    • 1-866-554-5360

* NeighborImpact:

NeighborImpact is based in Redmond but also has an office in La Pine, located in the John C. Johnson building across from the library.  They help Central Oregonians with heat, housing, food, Head Start, Child Care resources and referrals and much more. They even help with septic repairs if you qualify.  

Energy Assistance (La Pine):  541-504-2155
NeighborImpact La Pine Office:  541-536-8511

NeighborImpact operates Head Start in Central Oregon.  La Pine's Head Start is located at the La Pine Community Campus next to the high school.  

Heat, Housing & Food Assistance and ...

Head Start & Child Care Resources
Head Start & Child Care Resources
Skills for Success
Skills for Success
Help for Home Buyers & Home Owners
Help for Home Buyers & Home Owners
NeighborImpact - 541-548-2380


* La Pine Community Campus: 

The La Pine Community Campus is operated by the Deschutes Children's Foundation.  It is located in the building next to La Pine High School, and houses the following organizations:

* Head Start
* Early Intervention
* Footprints Preschool
* Rising Stars Preschool
* La Pine School-based Health Care
* The Spot Reproductive Health
* Saving Grace
* Healthy Families of the High Desert
* Behavioral Health/School Based Therapist


* FAN Advocates: 

If you have a child enrolled in the Bend/La Pine school system, they have an advocate.  FAN Advocates help to match children up with local services, including food, clothing, school supplies, utilities, housing, and more.


Janet Sicora

Bend-La Pine
La Pine Elementary: 541.355.8075
Rosland Elementary: 541.355.8117
Early Childhood: 541.355.8117 

Kathy Graves

Bend-La Pine
La Pine Middle: 541.355.8272
La Pine High: 541.355.8460


* La Pine Lions Club:

The La Pine Lions Club is part of a worldwide service organization who helps their local communities.  They also help provide eye glasses, hearing aides and dental work free of charge.

Lion's Club contact info is: 
Club numbers change with officers.  Current contact number for the President Gary Mose is 541) 536-5413.

There are also Lions clubs located in Bend, Redmond, Crescent/Gilchrest, Silver Lake, and Sunriver.   Anyone seeking assistance with eye exams, eye glasses, hearing exams and hearing aids who live in these cities or local areas should contact a local Lions Club.

For Crescent/Gilchrest  contact President Gary Neville at  or 541) 433-2008

For Silver Lake  contact William & Katherine Weaver at  or 541) 548-8816

For Sunriver contact President Jim Smith at

For Redmond contact President Aaron Adams at

For Bend-Sunrise contact President Russ Chase at

Sue Mose, Secretary, La Pine Lions Club


* La Pine Community Health Center:

The La Pine Community Heath Center has several locations in Newberry Country and offers a whole range of services.  There are locations two locations in La Pine, the main clinic on Huntington and the La Pine School-based clinic.  Sunriver and Gilchrist both have clinics, and so does Christmas Valley.  For addresses and phone numbers, please check out the website.


* La Pine Parks and Recreation Dept.

Sunriver -

* Fan Advocate at Three Rivers School:

Jenn Reuter

Pacific Crest Middle: 541.355.7826
Pine Ridge Elementary: 541.355.2716
Three Rivers K-8: 541.355.3067

* Sunriver Lions Club:

The Sunriver Lions Club is part of a worldwide service organization that helps others with getting glasses and hearing aides, among other things.  If you need help or would like to become a Lion and serve your community, please contact Jim Smith at

* Sunriver Womens Club:

The SRWC is a non-profit community service organization.  Membership is open to all women in Sunriver and the surrounding areas and communities.

The Sunriver Women's Club Philanthropy Committee awarded $32,500 to 15 non-profit organizations serving South Deschutes county at its Annual Giving Luncheon on April 19, 2016.

The SRWC focuses its charitable awards on non-profit organizations whose work primarily benefits those organizations meeting the basic needs (i.e. health, food, shelter, clothing and education) of the underserved population residing in the South Deschutes County area.

We are now accepting grant applications from local nonprofits for 2017.

Visit our website for more information. 


Gilchrist/Crescent - 

* Gilchrist School

Chemult - 

Central Oregon Support Groups List:

Click here for the list of Central Oregon Support Groups compiled by the Bend Bulletin.

Central Oregon Food Box Locations -

La Pine Annual Events:

* Crab Feed

* Easter

* Midstate Annual Meeting

* La Pine Relay for Life 

* La Pine Outdoor and Sportsman Show

* La Pine Frontier Days

* La Pine Rodeo

* Halloween:
* Trunk or Treat
* Haunted House
* Trick or Treating Downtown La Pine

* Veterans Day Parade and Chili Feed

* Thanksgiving: 
~ Community Dinner at The American Legion

* Christmastime: 

* La Pine Craft Bazaars
* La Pine Light Parade
* La Pine Christmas Basket Association
* La Pine Toys for Tots
* The Lot (members make between 500-600 stockings)
* Old Fashioned Christmas at Crescent Creek

Media and Communications:

"In the News":

Ranging from local news for La Pine and surrounding areas to other Oregon and Pacific Northwest news stories.  Scanner reports, weather, and much more.

 "In the News" Facebook Page


The Bulletin Website

The Newberry Eagle Newspaper

 Wise Buys Ads and More Website


The Frontier Advertiser Website


The Sunriver Scene Website


The Source Weekly Website


 The Desert Whispers Website




Zolo Media Website


KITC and KNCP Website

Ways you can help ....

Would you like to volunteer in Central Oregon?  Please check out this local website for local non-profits that need your help.

Seniors, Veterans Services and Assistance for those with Disabilities:


Central Oregon Down Syndrome
Resources Page:

For more info on people with disabilities, please scroll all the way down to the bottom of this website for information and links. Also, look under Early Intervention in the Early Childhood section and the info in the School section.


(Please also click on the Central Oregon Council on Aging in the links below.)

AARP: 1-800-687-2277

Adult Day Cares in La Pine:

(there are two)

The Prairie House and Little River Adult Care

Central Oregon Council on Aging (COCOA): 541-548-8817

CHOICE Senior Services, LLC., Resource Links:

: 536-3207

Elder Abuse Hotline: 1-800-232-3020 (to report financial abuse)

In-Home Care Assistance:

At Home Care: 312-0051
Central Oregon Home Instead: 330-6400
Evergreen In-Home Care: 389-0006
Save Haven: 541-678-5838

Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers, Sunriver: 598-7280; Bend: 385-9460

Meals on Wheels, for La Pine/Sunriver: 536-3207

Oregon Project Independence (DHS): 1-800-282-8096
This is a sliding scale program that provides help to people in their homes when they can no longer take care of their daily needs without assistance. For those 60 and older, or those with Alzheimers. Services include: Home Care, Personal Care, Household Chores, Assisted Transportation, Home Health, Respite for the Caregiver, Case Management, Home Delivered Meals

Senior and Disabled Services (State of Oregon), La Pine: 536-8919

Senior Center, La Pine: 536-3207

Senior Help Line: 541-504-0392 or 1-877-704-4567

Social Security Administration, Bend: 385-7009 or 1-800-772-1213

Senior Services (from the Deschutes County Website):

AARP Grandparent Information Center
Provides information and referral services to grandparents raising grandchildren. Newsletter available upon request. Phone 202-434-2296

Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers
Network of volunteers who provide services to seniors, any person living with disabilities, and their caregivers. Includes visiting, companionship, transportation and escort, shopping, housekeeping, yard work, home repairs and maintenance, respite care, and referrals.
Phone 541-385-9460

Senior and People with Disabilities Division (State of Oregon)
Promotes active, healthy, independent living with a network that provides critical links to senior services including: medical and cash assistance, food stamps, Medicaid, employment opportunities, health maintenance and nutrition services, long-term care, respite care, adult day and in-home services, residential and nursing facilities, and adult protective services. 541-388-6240 (Bend) or 541-475-6773

Senior Help Line
541-504-0392 or 1-877-704-4567

United Senior Citizens of Bend
A place for moderate to low-income seniors to go for fun and recreation, nutritional meals and companionship.
1600 SE Reed Market Rd., Bend, OR 97702 Phone 541-388-1133

Veteran's Services and Organizations:

Weekly Veteran's Breakfast, Wednesdays at 9:00 at Gordy's Truck Stop ~ (Charlie and Jeff Manning)

American Legion (La Pine): 536-1403

VFW (La Pine): 536-1312

Caring For Troops (Jean in Bend): 385-3214

Central Oregon Veteran's Outreach (Bend): 383-2793

La Pine Veteran's Outreach on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month. Appointments are required, and can be obtained by calling Trisha White: (541) 385-3214. Trisha can also be reached at (541) 317-3184 or emailed at:

Disabled Veteran's Outreach Program: 388-6455

Veteran's Services Office (Deschutes Co., La Pine): 330-8244

Link to 2-1-1 Central Oregon Website:

American Red Cross - Bend- Link:

Family and Misc. Resource Websites with Links:

Links to local, state and national websites offering assistance with human resources of all kinds.

(If you would like a human resource link listed here, please email me with your suggestions. Non-profits only in this section, please.)

ASPIRES: Website and Resource Link for Autism:

Assistance League of Bend Website Link:

Children's Trust Fund of Oregon Resource Links:

La Pine St.. Vincent de Paul Website Link:

Central Oregon Family Resource Center Link:

Deschutes Children's Foundation: La Pine Community Campus

Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities Link:

Disability Resources for the State of Oregon

Michigan State Library Grant Information Link:


Northwest Education Collaboration Link (nearly 100 links!)

State of Oregon: DHS

Oregon Council on Aging Website: