Bend December CAMP clinic

Bend December CAMP clinic

Companion Animal Medical Project Bend Clinic: Thursday, December 15th 5-7pm @ The Lighthouse, 275 NE 2nd Street Wellness Exams Vaccinations Pet Food Supplies  ** Clinic sponsor Bend Animal Emergency will be passing out cold-weather items for people & their pets. *First come, first serve while supplies last* Redmond and Bend CAMPclinics are back to a […]

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Dec 13th- All About HLC Presentation for those interested in HLC Committee or Board Service

On Tuesday, December 13th from 12-1:00pm  members of the HLC board will meet virtually with community members interested in learning about service on HLC’s various committees or the HLC Board.   If you would like to attend this session or a future session, email info@cohomeless.org to express interest and get a link to the Zoom […]

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Point In Time Count Trainings- Save The Dates January 2023

Save the Date for the upcoming Annual Point in Time Count Trainings   About The Point In-Time Count : The Point In-Time Count attempts to capture data on both sheltered and unsheltered individuals experiencing homelessness to provide a snapshot of homelessness in the United States.  It is the only source of nationwide data on sheltered […]

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November 2022 HLC General Membership Meeting

Tune in to see the results of the HLC’s Member Organization Making a Difference, learn about the HLC’s annual membership drive, and more!

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2022 Longest Night Vigil- December 21st, 2022 Save the Date

Save the Date Wednesday, December 21 @ 5pm at Drake Park, Bend (gather to the right of the bandstand and bathrooms) This year marks the 32nd  anniversary of the National Coalition for the Homeless “Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day” which began in partnership of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council with three objectives: 1) […]

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Upcoming November CAMP Clinics

In response to recent Parvo outbreaks, Companion Animal Medical Project (CAMP) is doing targeted vaccine outreach to companion animals. Upcoming Bend Vaccine Outreach Clinics Bend Vaccine Outreach Saturday, November 5th from 1-2pm Hunnell Road **Vaccines (DHPP, FVRCP) only and Pet Food** Bend CAMP Clinic Thursday, November 17th from 5-7pm Shepherd’s House 2nd Street Shelter  **wellness examps, […]

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Affordable Housing Bond Round Table- Virtual Event

Housing For All will host a discussion about Affordable Housing Bonds with a panel of experts from across the West Coast.    Date: November 14, 2022 Time: 8:30am-10:30am Moderator: Tammy Baney, Executive Director of COIC Submit questions in advance to housing@coic.org    Housing_Bond_Roundtable_Flyer_Digital   About: Housing For All (H4A) project – a regional housing consortium […]

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Leveraging Data in Decision-Making for Local Governments

HUD EXCHANGE REPOST — Register Today: Leveraging Data in Decision-Making for Local Governments – November 15, 2022 – 2:00 PM EST This webinar is designed to highlight the value of data and how it can be used to effectively address inequities and assist with decision making in small communities. Through the use of case studies, […]

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Lunch and Learn- Oregon Commission for Women

Join The Oregon Commission for Women and Deputy Secretary of State, Cheryl Meyers on October 28, 2022 from 12-1 for a virtual Lunch & Learn on Domestic Violence. See flyer for details. October 28th from 12-1pm Join via:  tinyurl.com/OCFWLearn OCFW DV Zoom Lunch Learn Flyer 

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October 2022 HLC Membership Meeting

Presentations from Companion Animal Medical Project and the PAW Team, NeighborImpact, and the HLC’s annual membership drive!

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Intimate Partner Violence, Homelessness, and Behavioral Health: New Webinar and Toolkit

Sharing Healthcare for the Homeless Training Intimate Partner Violence, Homelessness, and Behavioral Health: New Webinar and Toolkit   The second Wednesday of October is nationally recognized as Health Cares About Domestic Violence (HCADV) Day, designed to offer education about the critical importance of universal education to promote healthy relationships, address the health impact of abuse, […]

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VAWA Reauthorized, Training available

HUD Webinar: Register Today: VAWA Right to Report from Home for CDBG Recipients Webinar – September 27, 2022 – 2:00 PM EDT The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization Act of 2022, which goes into effect on October 1, 2022, includes a new requirement for HUD grantees and their subrecipients to support an individual’s, including […]

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Oregon Housing and Community Services and Fair Housing Council are partnering to offer a series of Fair Housing trainings this fall.

Oregon Housing and Community Services and Fair Housing Council are partnering to offer a series of Fair Housing trainings this fall. These are free webinars for anyone interested in learning more about fair housing issues statewide and how to prevent illegal housing discrimination in Oregon. Learn more about each webinar and register to reserve your […]

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September 2022 HLC Membership Meeting

Good Morning Introduction to Meeting Julie Lyche Director of Family Access Network (FAN) and Sandy  Schmidt Homeless Liaison Bend La Pine Schools Eric Nelson HLC Board Member/Membership Drive Community Updates

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Advocacy Training for Land Use Decisions

Community training opportunity: Make a difference for housing, transit, water, agriculture, climate, and more.  Right now, across Central Oregon, important decisions are being made that impact all of us. These decisions are often made with little community input, creating a mismatch between decisions made and the real and growing needs of our community for things […]

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August 2022 HLC Membership Meeting

Speakers include Colleen Sinksy, Central Oregon FUSE; Linda Cline and Rachael Baker from Cities of Redmond and Bend to discuss CDBG funding, and more!

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Closing the Gap: Homelessness to Housing Webinar Series

HUD EXCHANGE –Closing the Gap: Homelessness to Housing Webinar Series This webinar series provides guidance and fosters innovation in best practices and strategies in stakeholder engagement for homelessness services systems. It will cover topics designed to help communities establish equitable, effective homelessness responses through meaningful collaboration, resource coordination, and efficient service delivery. Register Today! Who […]

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“Creating a Community of Care: Co-Sheltering Families and Their Pets,” a webinar

On August 9th from 12-1 PM, the Institute for Children, Poverty & Homelessness will be hosting “Creating a Community of Care: Co-Sheltering Families and Their Pets,” a free webinar featuring experts from Urban Resource Institute (URI), a social service provider that has created the successful PALS (People and Animals Living Safely) shelter model. Learn more about the […]

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Housing and Services Resource Center Webinar- Aug 4th

Register Today: Community Transitions: Creative Collaborations Move People Home: The Housing and Services Resource Center’s is sponsoring a webinar on August 4, 2022, from 2:00 – 3:00 PM EDT, featuring two panels that will discuss innovative programs two states developed in partnership with nursing homes, hospitals, and community-based organizations that have assisted 5,000+ people with […]

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Heat wave this week!

Updated 7.29.2022 Originally Posted 7.25.22 With the forecast showing high temperatures all week, members of the Homeless Leadership Coalition are organizing to support the unhoused and others in need. Coalition members including Jefferson County Faith-Based Network, Redemption House Ministries, La Pine Warming Center (Operated by the Door in La Pine) and Shepherd’s House Ministries will operate […]

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HUD Special NOFO Overview + Q&A

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The National Health Care for the Homeless Council has launched Online Learning Resources

The National Health Care for the Homeless Council has launched Online Learning Resources   Their Learning Hub is a comprehensive repository of educational offerings, including live and recorded webinars, learning collaboratives, regional and national conference sessions, online courses, and more. As part of the Council’s continued goal of providing high quality learning opportunities, we are […]

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 Centering Racial Equity in the Work to End Homelessness: Aligning Vision with Practice at the Systems Level Webinar – June 16, 2022

Centering Racial Equity in the Work to End Homelessness: Aligning Vision with Practice at the Systems Level Webinar – June 16, 2022   Figuring out how to center racial equity in the work to end homelessness can be done effectively with strategic planning, the right information, and investment. Systems leaders have a high level of […]

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HUD to Host Webinar on Practices in Tenant Search Assistance

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced that it will host a webinar titled “HCV Utilization: Practices in Tenant Search Assistance,” which will highlight ways PHAs have improved leasing through tenant search assistance.    The live web conference is scheduled for Thursday, June 16, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time. To register, […]

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June 2022 HLC Membership Meeting

This month’s meeting includes presentations from Deschutes County on Everbridge Emergency Notification System, updates on Built for Zero, and more!

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Preparing for the Notice of Funding Opportunity for FY 2022 Continuum of Care Program Competitions

Preparing for the Notice of Funding Opportunity for FY 2022 Continuum of Care Program Competitions Here are some recommendations from HLC to help interested agencies prepare for this year’s Notice of Funding Opportunity Sign up for HUD Exchange mailing list to get important notices. Check the HLC grants page regularly Read your upcoming HLC newsletters […]

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May 2022 HLC Membership Meeting

Deschutes County Homeless Outreach Services Overview 2022 Point In Time (PIT) Count presentation

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Homeless Leadership Coalition Announces  2022 Point In-Time Count Results

PRESS RELEASE: For Immediate Distribution DATE May 6, 2022 Contact: Eliza Wilson, Chair, Homeless Leadership Coalition (541) 410-8534 Email: info@cohomeless.org Web: Cohomeless.org Homeless Leadership Coalition Announces  2022 Point In-Time Count Results Bend, Oregon- May 6th 2022 — Homeless Leadership Coalition is a collaboration of community partners driven by the knowledge that “we are stronger, healthier, […]

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Collaborative Applicant Transition

Joint Press Release from Homeless Leadership Coalition, NeighborImpact and Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council May 2022 The Homeless Leadership Coalition the region’s largest coalition of service providers coordinating a response to our local houseless crisis. HLC serves as the leadership body for the federally designated Continuum of Care serving Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson Counties and the […]

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Free Resources – Trauma Informed Care

HLC wanted to make sure our members were familiar with two great and no cost learning opportunities in Trauma- Informed Care.   Trauma Informed Oregon offers a online training that consists of four, free, self-paced and self-directed learning sessions that will introduce the basics of trauma informed care. Upon successful completion of the course and […]

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The Rapid Rehousing (RRH) Roundtable Discussion Series

Rapid Re-housing programs play a critical role in transitioning individuals from homelessness.  HUD recently hosted the Rapid Rehousing (RRH) Roundtable Discussion Series aimed to identify, imagine, and increase trends that support innovation in RRH services and programs and the development of best practices within communities through a series of webinars with provider-level practitioners, people with […]

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Homeless in the ED: Partnerships to Improve Care for People without Homes in Emergency Departments

National HealthCare for the Homeless Council put together a series of webinars in March highlighting opportunities and partnerships to improve care for people without homes who access the emergency dept.  You can review webinar recordings here. 

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The Emergency Shelter Learning Series from the National Alliance to End Homelessness

Emergency shelters play a critical role in ending homelessness. Effective shelters should embrace a Housing First approach, offer immediate and low-barrier access to anyone facing a housing crisis, and measure shelter performance in order to improve results. The Emergency Shelter Learning Series is a collection of webinars and resources from the National Alliance to End Homelessness  focused […]

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April 2022 HLC Membership Meeting

Presentations include: 211 Peaceful Presence Doulas NeighborImpact (recent CoC funding award) Community Updates

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March 2022 HLC Membership Meeting

The March meeting included presentations from atProject, Saving Grace and more!

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Fair Housing for Housing Providers

Fair Housing for Bend Housing Providers Thursday, April 14, 1pm-3pm Flyer- Fair Housing for Bend Housing Providers 2022 In this 2 hour session you will learn more about fair housing law and how it applies. The training will review fair housing basics disability, reasonable accommodations and assistance animals criminal history screening and more Register here  […]

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NeighborImpact Opens Division Street Shelter

Operated by NeighborImpact, the Division Street Shelter is a 25 room, temporary, low-barrier, non-congregate, emergency shelter that provides safety off the streets and access to services to help guests find stability and connect to available supportive services while seeking permanent housing. This shelter is designed to serve unhoused individuals or couples ages 18+ as well […]

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February 2022 HLC Membership Meeting

Built for Zero & the Quality By Name List: Dana Richards, Unhoused Services Manager, NeighborImpact Housing Stabilization COVID Isolation and Quarantine Guidance: Shana Falb, MA | Equity and Inclusion Coordinator, Deschutes County Public Health Division Coordinated Entry Update: Eliza Wilson, Coordinated Entry Chair & Program Manager at Grandma’s Community Updates

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2022 Point In-Time Count in Central Oregon

PRESS RELEASE: For Immediate Distribution January 19, 2022   Homeless Leadership Coalition Announces Dates for the 2022 Point In-Time Count in Central Oregon   The Homeless Leadership Coalition (HLC), Central Oregon’s Continuum of Care (CoC), will be kicking off the annual Point In-Time Count in Central Oregon on January 24th, 2022. This event is a […]

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January 2022 HLC Membership Meeting

Point In Time (PIT) Training and community updates

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2021 Longest Night Vigil

All are invited December 21st from 4:30 – 6p for an outdoor vigil to honor our community members who have died while experiencing homelessness in Central Oregon this year. We will remember those individuals who are known to us and hold space for those we couldn’t reach. The true count locally is unknown, as housing […]

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Central Oregon Joins Built for Zero

Central Oregon Joins Built for Zero, a national initiative to end homelessness. Central Oregon will become the 7th community in Oregon to join the initiative to measurably and equitably end homelessness.  Visit Built for Zero’s page to learn more and read our press release here.

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December 2021 HLC Membership Meeting

Welcome: Colleen Thomas Navigation Center Request for Proposals: Amy Fraley, City of Bend Bethlehem Inn Redmond Project Turnkey update: Gwenn Wysling Winter Shelter updates: Tara Feurtado Community Solutions: Built for Zero: Colleen Thomas Point In-Time Count: Colleen Thomas Community Updates: all

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November 2021 HLC Membership Meeting

Welcome: Colleen Thomas Emergency  Housing Choice Voucher update: Eliza Wilson Winter Shelter openings: Various Open Enrollment: Sean McAnulty, Mosaic Medical Community Updates: Colleen Thomas Next meeting: December 3rd, 2021: Details to be announced

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On-Demand Training

TRAINING ALERT HLC has purchased a number of training licenses for HLC members to benefit from. Available training is offered on-demand (the schedule that works best for you and your staff).   About: Ryan Dowd is the executive director of large shelter in Chicago. He spotlights best practices drawn from his own experience operating a […]

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Child Abuse Prevention 101

Presented by Kids Center and Homeless Leadership Coalition Child Abuse Prevention 101 Learn about the different types of child abuse, risk and protective factors and how a service provider or community member can respond appropriately. This training  is free to HLC members, become a member here.  Those who are not HLC members are asked to […]

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October 2021 HLC Membership Meeting

Welcome: Colleen Thomas DASH Act: Madison Moskowitz, with Senator Wyden’s office Veterans Village: Erik Tobiason St. Vincent’s Place Village: Gary Hewitt/ Lisa Burley Safe Parking Redmond: Stacey Witte Next meeting: November 5th, 2021: Details to be announced via HLC newsletter Sign up for the newsletter at https://cohomeless.org/newsletter/

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Central Oregon Villages Job Posting

Central Oregon Villages is recruiting for Executive Director and Case Manager positions. The job description is linked below and interested person may request an application by email at info@covillages.org. Applications for the Executive Director position will be accepted until 5 pm on October 15, 2021. Applications for the Case Manager position will be accepted until […]

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September 2021 Membership Meeting Video

Welcome: Colleen Thomas Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) training: Molly Heiss and Lindsey Stailing Point In-Time Count update: Lindsey Stailing and Colleen Thomas Membership Drive and Structure update: Lindsey Stailing Bend LaPine Schools: Homeless Liaison, Sandy Schmidt City of Bend: Councilor Megan Perkins Next meeting: October 1st, 2021: Details to be announced

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Homeless Leadership Coalition members organize increased resources for unhoused in response to excessive heat watch.

With the national weather service issuing an excessive heat watch for parts of Central Oregon  for August 11th- 14th,  members of the Homeless Leadership Coalition are again organizing to support the unhoused and others in need. Read all about it here Review the CDC’s  resources to recognize the signs and symptoms of heat related illness. […]

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August 2021 Membership Meeting Video

Welcome: Colleen Thomas Emergency Housing Choice Voucher (EHCV): Eliza Wilson Housing Urban Development (HUD) TA- CoC Membership and Committee Structure: George Martin and Nicole McCray-Dickerson Update from DAWNS House: Dawn Holland Community Clean Ups: Tom Stuheit and Chuck Hemingway Community Updates: all

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June 2021 Membership Meeting Video

Welcome: Colleen Thomas General Assistance Program: Tara Haney Coordinated Entry: Eliza Wilson Point In-Time Count/System Performance Measures: Colleen Thomas Notice of Funding Award: Lindsey Stailing High Desert Home Update/Housing Summit Next meeting: July 9th, 2021: Details to be announced

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May 2021 Membership Meeting Video

Agenda: Welcome, Colleen Thomas SquareOne Villages/Bend Church, Chuck Hemingway Video can be found at https://www.pbs.org/video/religion-and-ethics-newsweekly-tiny-houses-homeless/  Project Turnkey-Bethlehem Inn, Gwenn Wysling THRIVE, Rylie O’Meara JBarJ, Eliza Wilson and Hasani Davenport Other Updates Notice of Funding Award, Lindsey Stailing

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April 2021 Membership Meeting Video

Agenda Welcome Managed Village Update: Bob Bohac City of Redmond Introduction: Keith Witcosky, City Manager Homelessness and Affordable Housing Overview: Rebecca Batzel, City of Redmond Housing Programs Analyst Legislative Update: Representative Jack Zika Jericho Road Shelter Study: Redmond Community Updates: Redmond Collective Kitchen: Stephanie Hunter Redmond Cold Weather Shelter: John Lodise

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Homelessness Bills Currently Before the Oregon Legislature

Update courtesy of Representative Jack Zika SB 291: Directs office of the Governor, in consultation with Racial Justice Council’s Housing and Homelessness Committee, to study laws related to housing and to provide results to interim committees of Legislative Assembly no later than September 15, 2022. Sunsets January 2, 2023. Takes effect on 91st day following […]

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March 2021 Membership Meeting Video

Welcome: Colleen Thomas Project Turnkey-City of Bend: Carolyn Egan and Matt Stewart Project Turnkey-Bethlehem Inn,: Gwenn Wysling DAWNS House: Dawn Holland Continuum of Care Funded Projects: Lindsey Stailing Community Announcements Next meeting: April 2 at 8:00 am via Zoom. Details of the online meeting will be included in an upcoming e-newsletter. Use the form at […]

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Bend Safe Haven Parking Project

 Download Safe Haven Parking information and application for the faith community… Download Safe Haven Parking information and application for businesses… The City of Bend Council approved an administrative order (Covid-19 Emergency Declaration) on March 16, 2020 which states, “Pursuant to ORS 446.265, the City may establish on City property or allow a private or public entity to […]

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February 2021 Membership Meeting Video

Presentations: 211 Info: Dana Richards Central Oregon Veterans Village: Bend Heroes Foundation and COVO Safe Parking Update Bend and Redmond Project Turnkey Updates Community Updates

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March 5 HLC Membership Meeting

Details of the online meeting will be included in an upcoming e-newsletter. Use the form at the bottom right of this page to subscribe if you don’t already receive our e-newsletter.

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Redmond Winter Shelter Schedule Change

Redmond Winter Shelter has a season schedule change, we are not moving to Redmond Christian Church in mid-February, we are remaining at Mountain View Fellowship for the entire rest of the season, until at least mid-March 2021. The complete Central Oregon shelter list and schedule can be viewed at winter shelters in Central Oregon

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Membership Meeting: Friday, February 5

Details of the online meeting will be included in an upcoming e-newsletter. Use the form at the bottom right of this page to subscribe if you don’t already receive our e-newsletter.

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Central Oregon Winter Shelters

Locations, operating times and contact information are now available at winter shelters in Central Oregon.

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Central Oregon Resource Map

The Central Oregon Resource Map is now live. Resources on the map include: … stations, public restrooms, food resources and more The map can be accessed through the Central Oregon Resource Directory. Look for the “Central Oregon Resource Locator Map” Button within each city page listed in the directory. You can also directly access the […]

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COVID-19 Referral and New Coordinated Entry Form

For people experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness in Central Oregon: this form lets the HLC know that you are seeking support. This is a new system, and we appreciate you bearing with us while we try to connect people with housing and other resources. Click here…

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