CENTRAL OREGON PARTNERSHIPS FOR YOUTH(COPY) PROGRAM
These nice people all gather in one spot to serve the homeless by providing a full day of comprehensive services. Last October they set up at the fairgrounds in Redmond and offered the following:
On event day at the Hooker Creek Event Center at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds, guests check in and access those services that are helpful to them throughout the day. Translators will be available for event guests as needed. Food on event day includes two hot meals provided in a restaurant style and take away bags of food. Transportation is also provided to and from the event as well as bus passes for work, medical and appointments.
Credit checks, credit counseling, matched savings, EITC, budgeting, financial literacy, micro-enterprise
Employers, work training, interview skills and support, disability and barrier support, Employment Department, COIC for computer training and additional services
GED, CentralOregonCommunity College, English Language Learning, college prep, t utoring, navigator coach, career and vocational training
Utility and rental assistance, senior and disabled home repair and wood delivery and much MORE.
DMV services, voter registration, identification services, l egal aid, pro bono services
Urgent care and RX assistance, immunizations, HIV and Hep-C testing, medical information services and first aid kits
Teeth pulling, screening, denture services, cleaning for children, referrals, education
Crock pot and dutch oven cooking, outdoor cooking, microwave cooking, safe food prep and storage tips, meal planning, plus MORE FUN!
Hair cuts, toe nail clipping, shave, shower, phone calls, email access, personal photos, personal growth TBA, message, bike repair, library cards, free books, p ersonal care items in a kit (including first aid)
Screening, private, referral, psychiatric, support groups, addiction services and support groups, ALANON, AA, NAMI, and MORE
Urgent care for pets, nail trimming, etc.
Domestic violence and rape, pregnancy tests, Latino and Native services, family planning, pregnancy services and MORE
All veteran’s services as well as advocacy
Resources and Links:
Oregon Center for Public Policy: PovertySpotlight On Poverty: www.spotlightonpoverty.org
National Alliance to End Homelessness www.endhomelessness.org
Institute for Research Poverty www.irp.wisc.edu National Law Center on Homeless and Poverty www.nlchp.org
National Coalition for the Homeless www.nationalhomeless.org
“The Fragile Middle Class” – Elizabeth Warren
“The Two-Income Trap” – Elizabeth Warren
“Jobs Are Not Enough” – Roberta Rehner Iverson and Annie Laurie Armstrong