Food pantries, hot meal sites, food stamps & other programs helping people meet basic needs.
Emergency housing and housing assistance programs for low-income and homeless individuals and families.
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Clatsop Community Action operates the CCA Regional Food Bank which is a member of the Oregon Food Bank (OFB) Network and Feeding America network. In its role of fighting hunger in Clatsop County it distributes food to 36 local partner agencies. These include pantries, hot meal sites, shelters, and other programs which help people who face food insecurity. The CCA Regional Food Bank is the only distribution center for all of the agencies located within Clatsop County.
CCA administers a Wood Lot program in conjunction with Clatsop County Sheriff’s Department to aide residents of Clatsop County who meet the income guidelines and burn wood for heat. CCA is also the direct service provider of Oregon Heat which serves residents of Clatsop County who are customers of Pacific Power & Light.
CCA has a Personal Care Pantry which supplies low income clients with emergency essential personal and household care items which SNAP (food stamps) cannot be used to procure.
CCA owns and operates Hilltop Apartments for people who are at or below eighty percent of the county median income. Those who meet this requirement are invited to apply. CCA also offers two reduced rent transitional housing units at Hilltop to applicants referred by other social service agencies.
CCA administers several housing assistance programs and offers case management for people searching for housing. One of these programs, through the Rural Oregon Continuum of Care, provides for two transitional units for clients referred by other social service agencies.
Many of the clients seeking our services are individuals who have never before been in need of social services, but have been forced into the situation due to the current economic conditions. We have a lower unemployment rate than some counties, but we also have many part-time jobs, lower wages and higher housing and utility costs. Our working citizens sometimes just cannot afford shelter and food. No one should have to choose between basic needs such as shelter, food, child care, medicine, heat, or other utilities. Our case managers also help those clients lacking basic living skills to develop the skills needed for sustainability, so they will not continue to use social services.