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Dutch Bros. Donates $1 from Every Drink to Feed the Hungry

Medford, January 14, 2019:  Dutch Bros. celebrates Valentine’s Day with “Dutch Luv,” a campaign that donates $1 of every drink sale to help feed the hungry in Jackson and Josephine counties. Donations made at the Dutch Bros. Jackson County locations on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 go to feed the hungry through the ACCESS Food Share…Read more…

Annual Point-in-time Count Requires Community Support

The nationwide effort to identify individuals and families experiencing homelessness relies on community volunteers to provide a snapshot on homelessness in the Unites States. Medford, January 14, 2019:  During the last 10 days in January, each community in Oregon conducts a street count to identify homeless community members including those sleeping in community shelters, camping,…Read more…

Community Class for Potential First Time Homebuyers: Realizing the American Dream

Medford, January 17, 2019:  A “Realizing the American Dream” class is being held Saturday, Feb. 23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for people who are interested in buying their first home and getting information that can assist them with that. The class is being held in the HEC building at Rogue Community College (RCC)…Read more…

Boise Cascade Provides More than 1 Million Meals for the Hungry

Medford, January 24, 2019:  For more than 20 years, Boise Cascade and its employees have proven to be leaders in the community, demonstrating their commitment to service through their unwavering support of ACCESS. ACCESS and Boise Cascade’s long-standing partnership was forged from a tragedy and built through supporting one another for more than two decades.…Read more…

Free Community Workshop: Seed to Supper Teaches Beginner Gardening Techniques

ACCESS, Master Gardeners and the Oregon Food Bank Collaborate to offer 6-week workshops around the valley Medford, February 6, 2019:  To support families growing their own food, ACCESS is helping to bring the Seed to Supper program (a free 6-week course on basic vegetable gardening designed for adults gardening on a budget) to Jackson County.…Read more…

About ACCESS

ACCESS Appoints New Executive Director Pamela Norr

Jackson County OR – ACCESS, the Community Action Agency of Jackson County, appoints Pamela Norr as the new Executive Director. Pamela joins ACCESS with over 27 years of nonprofit agency and hospital leadership experience, has served at Central Oregon Council On Aging, Oregon Rural Healthcare Quality Network, and Fanconi Anemia Research Fund as well as…Read more…

ACCESS Welcomes New Board Member

(Medford, OR) – ACCESS, the Community Action Agency for Jackson County, welcomes its newest board member, Isis Contreras-Harrison to its leadership team. Isis Contreras-Harrison has lived in the Rogue Valley with her family since 1993 and is the principal at Roosevelt Elementary School in Medford. Since arriving in the valley Isis has been actively engaged…Read more…

Events

Mayors Unite to Fight Hunger!

Jackson County, OR — The 8th annual ACCESS Mayors United fundraising event to fight hunger will be held Saturday, October 8, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Bigham Knoll, 525 Bigham Knoll Drive, Jacksonville, OR. The public is invited to join ACCESS and its sponsors, together with all 11 Jackson County Mayors, for an early…Read more…

Food Assistance

Emergency Food & Shelter Assistance Available

Medford, OR Jackson County has been awarded federal funds made available by through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program (EFSP) Jackson County has been chosen to receive $118,056 to supplement emergency food and shelter assistance programs in the county. The EFSP Local Board…Read more…

Food Drives

​It’s Raining Peanut Butter at Kelly’s Automotive Service

(Jackson & Josephine Counties, OR) – For the 5th year, Kelly’s Automotive Service is trading peanut butter for windshield wipers! Just bring in 36 ounces or more of peanut butter, almond butter, soy butter or sun butter and they will install a pair of windshield wipers, up to $35.00 in value, on your car. All…Read more…

Hit the Mt. Ashland slopes for FREE on April 2nd when you donate food for the hungry!

(Medford, OR) – It’s a free day of Mt. Ashland skiing or snowboarding on Sunday, April 2nd for anyone who brings five cans of food to feed the hungry on Mt. Ashland’s “Ski & Snowboard against Hunger” day. Just bring five or more cans of non-perishable food and receive a free full-day lift ticket; all…Read more…

Help ACCESS

Help ACCESS Fill the Grocery Bag

(Medford, OR) – The ACCESS Food for Hope Drive is in full gear and just in time for the holidays. This robust effort by ACCESS, Sherms Thunderbird, Sherms Food 4 Less and the Southern Oregon Media Group is in full swing. This annual drive continues serving hungry friends and neighbors, and to help stock the…Read more…

ACCESS Puts Citizenship and Service in Action

(Jackson County, OR) – Each year the Housing and Urban Development Administration (HUD) grants Jackson County funds for local programs that help homeless individuals and families. In return, HUD requires regions that receive these funds to conduct an annual, one night, Homeless Count (Point-In Time Survey) to use for planning and evaluation purposes. The Jackson…Read more…

$50,000 Wells Fargo gift to ACCESS will help veterans, families purchase homes

MEDFORD, Ore. – More low- and moderate-income veterans and families will be able to purchase a home in Medford, thanks to a $50,000 grant from Wells Fargo Housing Foundation to ACCESS. The nonprofit group will use the grant to provide funds to veterans and families through its Welcome Home Down Payment Assistance Program. The program…Read more…

Housing

ACCESS Helps OHSI Preserve the American Dream

(Jackson & Josephine Counties, OR) – ACCESS announces foreclosure prevention programs available to distressed homeowners throughout Jackson and Josephine Counties, Oregon.  The Oregon Homeownership Stabilization Initiative (OHSI), Home Rescue Program, will provide assistance to Oregon homeowners struggling to pay their mortgage. Designed to help homeowners pay their 1st mortgage, qualified applicants can receive up to 12…Read more…

More than $250,000 in Grant Funding Available for Housing Youth and People Experiencing Homelessness

The Jackson County Homeless Task Force and ACCESS jointly announce the kick-off of the annual Homeless Continuum of Care (CoC) local funding process. The pre-application is due to ACCESS, the Collaborative Applicant, no later than Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. Approximately $252,869 is available for distribution for the FY 2017-18 from the Jackson County CoC, which may…Read more…

Outreach & Referral

ACCESS Senior Shoebox Project Hopes for Volunteers This Holiday Season

(Medford, OR) – The annual ACCESS Senior Shoebox Project will be accepting wrapped gift boxes filled with a variety of fun and usable items until Friday, December 9, 2016. The purpose of this project is to bring some cheer and care to seniors, people with disabilities or shut-ins during the holiday season throughout Jackson County. …Read more…

Programs

Friendly Companion Program Training Workshop Adds Second Class

(Medford, OR) – A new ACCESS volunteer opportunity has begun that trains volunteer companions to simply be a friend to a senior or a person with disabilities.  The Friendly Companion Program provides the human touch of being a friend that often makes life worth living. Volunteers are people in our community that are interested in…Read more…