The Commission manages state and federal funds that are allocated to local programs and projects based on priorities and strategies established during the community planning process and identified in the Comprehensive Plan. Programs that receive funds are monitored for program effectiveness by measurable outcomes.
|Lincoln County CASA||CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children, to make sure they don’t get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or languish in inappropriate group or foster homes. Volunteers stay with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives. Independent research has demonstrated that children with a CASA volunteer are substantially less likely to spend time in long-term foster care and less likely to reenter care.|
LCCF has secured a federal Drug Free Communities grant and acts as fiscal agent to Partnership Against Alcohol & Drug Abuse (PAADA).
PAADA is a grassroots community coalition working to empower youth and adults to make healthy decisions and to reduce the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.
|Healthy Start / Family Home Visiting||Home visiting and parent education for first time parents who screen and assess positive. Family Support activities offered weekly to assist young families with appropriate expectations for their child.|
|www.211info.org||211 is an easy-to-remember, toll-free phone number that connects callers with local community services such as food, shelter, counseling, employment assistance, elder care, legal help and more. During a disaster, 211 provides critical information about evacuation routes, food and shelter, as well as support during long-term recovery. 211 is confidential and available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 211 call specialists live and work right here in Oregon, so they understand the needs of Oregonians. And shared software systems make it easy to share database information across regions while reserving local control over resources and partnerships.|
|Homeless Education Literacy Project (HELP)||
Through a partnership with the Lincoln Commission on Children & Families, the Lincoln County School District has expanded its homeless program to serve the high number of homeless students in our area. HELP (Homeless Education and Literacy Project) is a program designed to assist homeless youth to overcome barriers so they can succeed in school.
There are now four Homeless Advocates stationed at the HELP centers to serve the four regions of our county. The centers are modeled off of Seashore Family Literacy Center in Waldport founded by Senitila McKinley. The centers focus on providing basic needs items, resource referrals, and enrichment programs that promote literacy and education.
Events and classes offered at the centers are free and open to all children, youth and families regardless of their current living situation. Each center is at a different stage of development, but soon will offer early childhood programs, tutoring and food programs.
|Lincoln County Prevention Program||
We work to develop and support community partnerships and community mobilization efforts to address prevention of problem behaviors and increase protection at the local level. Lincoln County Prevention Program engages the community, examines data and policy opportunities to shape county prevention and health promotion practices and priorities. Our program also provides staff support to community based coalitions, schools, key leaders, businesses, social service and health care providers, and others concerned about the health of their community. Our program provides staff support to educate, engage, and assist Lincoln County to address priority substance abuse, problem gambling, and suicide prevention issues through strategic community health promotion initiatives and evidence-based prevention strategies
“Speak Up, Step Up” www.speakupstepup.org is our new interactive website, that provides youth a creative outlet to share and express views, feelings, and interests surrounding alcohol and drug abuse.
|Targeted Case Management||Aims to lower the probability of high-risk youth entering the Juvenile Justice System.
The specific target population is non-adjudicated Lincoln County youth, ages 10-17 who are at high risk for commission of juvenile crime.
|Project Homeless Connect||
The mission of Project Homeless Connect (PHC) is to provide a single location where non profit medical and social service providers collaborate to serve the homeless of Lincoln County with comprehensive, holistic services.
An event in Newport is held each fall and in May 2011 PHC expanded to Lincoln City