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The Dalles Homeless Meeting March 13th

Mid Columbia Community Action will be organizing a meeting about the homeless population in The Dalles. City Manager Julie Krueger has asked Jim Slusher the MCCAC Executive Director if he would be willing to call a group of concerned citizens together to discuss the recent issues around our homeless population and begin to develop an Action Plan for the community.

"We think it will take several meetings for us to accomplish this plan and we look for a lot of help from the community." stated Slusher.

The first meeting is being held on Tuesday March 13th at 4:00 PM at The Dalles Senior Center (Deschutes Room). If you are interested or know of anyone interested in attending this meeting please ask them to attend. 

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Ten Year Plan

Mid-Columbia’s Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness

The goal of this plan is to address the serious, largely invisible, debilitating conditions of homelessness as it relates to the citizens of Hood River, Wasco and Sherman counties and to propose ideas and a plan for mitigating it.

Individuals and organizations in Hood River, Wasco, and Sherman counties collaboratively drafted the Mid-Columbia 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness, under the guidance of Oregon’s Housing and Community Services, with input from local and regional citizens and nonprofit groups dedicated to serving vulnerable, low-income people. 

Most homelessness in the Mid-Columbia region is hidden and can be easy to overlook. Some of our community’s homeless live in cars, travel trailers or tents. Others are victims of violence and are temporarily lodged in domestic violence shelters. Some must leave the community, pulling their children out of school and finding temporary refuge in shelters across the river in Washington state or in Portland. Others are “doubled up” with family or friends and cannot stay long. Some are young adults who have aged out of the foster care system. Some are veterans, who gave of themselves for their country, returning home to find jobs and affordable housing scarce. Some recently-homeless citizens struggled for years to maintain their homes but ultimately lost them because of aging, long-term unemployment or debilitating health conditions. These people are members of our community. They are friends, family members, neighbors, employees, and co-workers. They are homeless, and as a community, we must collaborate to address their needs.

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Program Partners

Mid Columbia Community Action Council, Inc would like to thank the following partners we work with in the community and who support our anti-poverty efforts. Would you like to be a partner and help us reduce poverty in the Mid Columbia area? Contact us to find out how you can help.


Mid Columbia Community Action Council, Inc would like to thank the following individuals, businesses and organizations who support the Community Action mission:



  • James & Kimberly Young
  • Charmaine Ross
  • Methodist Church
  • Grocery Outlet
  • Jim Slusher
  • United Way of The Col. Gorge
  • Col. Gorge Pathology Associates
  • Callie Jordan
  • Joseph Gregoire
  • Oregon Dept Of Forestry
  • Barbara McNab
  • Griffith Motors
  • Kathryn Bayer
  • The Dalles Firefighters
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Joanne Evelyn Ward
  • USPS
  • T.R. Hilyard Co.
  • Karen Maravilla
  • PEO Chapter Q
  • Orchard View Farms
  • Azure Standard
  • Jane Welp
  • Home Depot
  • Brian & Gloria Tuck
  • Chris & Judy Zukin
  • Brett & Diane Hartley
  • Hydro Flask