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Submissions Closed – REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL Community Needs Assessment Consultant

UPDATE: Submissions closed.   ACCESS, the Community Action Agency of Jackson County, Oregon, is requesting proposals for our Community Needs Assessment. ACCESS serves the needs of seniors, persons with disabilities, children and people of low income. The Community Needs Assessment is a combination of quantitative/demographic data, qualitative data, and a summary analysis of all data…Read more…

LDS Church donates semi-truck of food to Jackson County’s Regional Food Bank

Medford, July 26, 2021: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints donated a semi-truck full of food to the ACCESS food bank warehouse. The donation will directly help ACCESS meet the high-demand for food-related assistance in our community due to the lasting effects of COVID-19 and wildfire disasters. “We appreciate the work ACCESS does…Read more…

Non-profit Organizations/Public Agencies Invited to Apply for $99,035 in Emergency Food Funding

Medford, January 29, 2021:  The Jackson County Emergency Food and Shelter Program Board is now accepting applications from non-profit or public agencies that work with people in need of emergency food. These funds were awarded to Jackson County by the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program…Read more…

Annual Greystone Court Holiday Food and Fund Drive: Asante Matches Up to $5,000 in Cash Donations

Medford, December 15, 2020: The 20th annual ACCESS Food and Fund Drive holiday light display at Greystone Court begins Monday, December 21st and continues through Christmas Eve. The event runs each night from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. The residents of Greystone Court will be accepting donations of nonperishable food items and cash donations for the ACCESS food…Read more…

Sherm’s Donates Truckload of Food to Feed Hungry

Medford, December 8, 2020: Sherm’s Thunderbird and Food 4 Less grocery stores will help feed thousands of local families with a special semi-trailer delivery. On Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, the Olsrud family will deliver approximately 23,000 pounds of food to the ACCESS food bank warehouse. The Olsrud family has donated an entire semi-trailer full of food to ACCESS every…Read more…

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

Medford, August 5th 2019: A “Realizing the American Dream” class is being held Saturday, September 7th 2019, from 9:00am to 5:00pm for people who are interested in buying their first home and getting information that can assist them with the home buying process. The class is being held at Rogue Community College in Grants Pass.Interest...Read more...

Events

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

Medford, August 5th 2019: A “Realizing the American Dream” class is being held Saturday, September 7th 2019, from 9:00am to 5:00pm for people who are interested in buying their first home and getting information that can assist them with the home buying process. The class is being held at Rogue Community College in Grants Pass.Interest...Read more...

Thank You For A Successful 2019 ACCESS Golf Tournament!

       

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

ACCESS collecting donations to stock food pantry shelves during Food for Hope food and fund drive

Medford, OR - November 17, 2021: ACCESS, Jackson County’s Community Action nonprofit, is aiming to collect 10,000 pounds of food and $30,000 to help support the ACCESS regional Food Bank. Now in its 38th year, Food for Hope is the largest annual community food and fund drive helping to fight hunger in Jackson County. Donations...Read more...

​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…

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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

KOBI5: Gateway Project unveiled in Talent to house Almeda fire victims

Recovery Journey: Flexible resources and creative solutions help house fire-impacted households

Finding success in housing placements despite lack of supply Helping households impacted by the 2020 wildfires find long-term housing is a challenge that Housing Navigators at the ACCESS Center for Community Resilience (CCR) are committed to tackling. As the regional Homeownership Center and HUD Housing Counseling Agency in Southern Oregon, ACCESS provides a variety of…Read more…

Oregon Public Broadcasting: Transitional housing opens for wildfire survivors in Talent, Oregon

Mail Tribune: Manufactured Homes Begin to Appear in Fire Damaged Parks

Oregon Public Broadcasting: Seeking solutions for slow post-fire rebuilding of manufactured home parks in Southern Oregon

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…

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