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Established in July, 1980, as the state-designated community action agency for Linn, Benton, and Lincoln counties, Community Services Consortium is one of 18 community action agencies in Oregon that deliver programs designed to combat poverty and its root causes in our state.
As part of a nationwide network of anti-poverty organizations, CSC joins in leading the way to educate and advocate for those in need in Linn, Benton, and Lincoln counties. We are a public, nonprofit organization dedicated to ending poverty in Oregon.
CSC is supported by federal, state, and local funds, as well as through private grants, donations, and fundraising efforts. CSC’s oversight consists of a Governing Board and Advisory Board to which we report on a regular basis.
Our Vision: To end poverty in Linn, Benton and Lincoln counties
Our Mission: In partnership with a caring community, we help people in Linn, Benton and Lincoln counties to access tools and resources to overcome poverty and build brighter and more stable futures.
Our Philosophy: We believe people are capable of great things when offered the proper tools. We treat each client with dignity and respect, and offer a supportive setting where each person learns and develops new skills.
Our Focus: Our priorities, programs and core services are determined by assessing the changing needs of our communities.
Our current priorities are: