The Community Needs Assessment is a process conducted by all Community Action Agencies every three years to determine the underlying causes and conditions of poverty within the community they serve and identify the available resources to address the unmet needs of the community’s most vulnerable residents. It is the first phase of the Results Oriented Management and Accountability Cycle, grounding and guiding the work to develop and implement programs and services that lift families and communities out of poverty.
CAPECO's Community Needs Assessment
The results of this Community Needs Assessment will help the CAPECO Board of Directors create a strategic plan to initiate and/or support programs and services for our Communities in relation to these six goals:
Low-income people become more self-sufficient.
The conditions in which low-income people live are improved.
Low-income people own a stake in their community.
Partnerships among supporters and providers of services to low-income people are achieved.
Agencies increase their capacity to achieve results.
Low-income people, especially vulnerable populations, achieve their potential by strengthening family and other supportive systems.
Your responses will be kept anonymous. All information will be reported in aggregate form. We do NOT require your personal information in this survey. Unless you would like us to reach out to you regarding specific comments, services, events, or you are wanting to be included in the drawing for one of seven $50 Visa gift cards you will not need to provide any personal information.
Accessing the Community Needs Assessment
A link to the Community Needs Assessment for Gilliam, Hood River, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Wasco, and Wheeler counties for Community Members and Partners will be available here October 1 through 31.