Community Assistance

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Central Oregon is filled with a variety of options for those in need of additional assistance due to varying circumstances.

Central Electric Project Helping Hand

Project Helping Hand is designed to help our less fortunate members with their electric bills when they encounter financial difficulties. If you need assistance call and talk with a customer service representative at 541-548-2144 or fill out this application form.


NeighborImpact provides a diversity of services that not only meet basic human needs for food and shelter, but also enrich people’s lives by providing access to increased education, skills, and hope for the future. NeighborImpact can be reached at 541-548-2380 or 541-504-2155.

St. Vincent De Paul

St. Vincent De Paul is a private non-profit social service agency. Their primary function is to help the needy with an emergency five-day food box, and utility and prescription assistance as funds are available.

Bend Location: 541-389-6643
Redmond Location: 541-923-5264
Prineville Location: 541-447-7662

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army provides a variety of services to local citizens in need. This includes transitional assistance, food assistance, disaster services, utility assistance, and seasonal services. A representative can be reached at 541-389-8888.

Thrive Central Oregon

Thrive Central Oregon is a nonprofit agency serving anyone in the Central Oregon community that is in need of assistance connecting to resources for housing, food, shelter, healthcare, insurance, employment, disability support, supplemental security income (SSI)/ social security disability insurance (SSDI), utility assistance, and senior support. This organization can be reached at 541-728-1022.

Family Access Network

Family Access Network (FAN) offers assistance, possibility, and hope to Central Oregon families in need by connecting them with crucial resources that will help children flourish in school and in life. FAN is unique to our area, located in nearly all public schools across Central Oregon. Working through a dedicated FAN advocate, a child or parent is connected to essential services such as food, shelter, heating, health care, clothing, utility assistance, and more. Locate the FAN advocate in your school.