HOPE Community Engagement

HOPE Priority Topic Areas

  • Keep at the forefront diversity, equity, and inclusion recognizing identified disparities in our community data.
  • HOPE Bylaws value: safety, vulnerable populations, and racial and ethnic justice.

 1. Strengthen Crisis Response Resources: Align Services – Operational Changes for Improved Care Coordination.

  • Coordination between existing providers with street outreach and Hub Model of care coordination. Increased case managers to support this care coordination from entry, transition, and permanent case management support to remain in housing.
    • Follow up case management and rental assistance to stay housed in whatever environment works for the individual.
  • Hub model of care coordination.
  • Data tracking coordinated between providers. Data collection coordinated between providers from entry, to transition, to permanent options.

2. Strengthen Crisis Response Resources: Location – Safe place to be 24/7 for all populations without housing that respects and addresses the needs of each individual.

3. Transitional Options for Safety, Health, and Stability

  • Current providers are COI, Corvallis Housing First, and SafePlace.
  • Additional examples include microshelters/conestoga huts, managed camping, RV and car camping in locations that are safe, sanitary, stable, and provide services for health.

4. Permanent Supportive Housing Units

  • Definition: affordable, community-based housing for individuals and families who have experienced long-term or chronic homelessness and have been diagnosed as having a physical or developmental disability, a severe mental illness, substance abuse problems or HIV/AIDS; or are members of another designated group within the homeless population.
  • Structures may include apartments, single-family houses, duplexes, group homes or single-room occupancy housing.
  • Supportive services vary, most programs offer case management and housing support, but may also offer more intensive mental health, substance abuse, vocational, employment or other services which help promote independent living. Supportive services may be offered on-site or off-site, or be provided by a mobile service team. (LA County Taxonomy)

Surveys for Public Feedback through 12/31/2020:

Community Organizations Being Engaged

List of Benton County Community Organizations being engaged in providing feedback to the HOPE Advisory Board.

If you represent an organization and would like to co-host a virtual meeting for community feedback, please contact the HOPE Advisory Board here.

Upcoming Community Events
Date Event
11/30/2020 HOPE public feedback session with West Hills Neighborhood Association. All are welcome to join the meeting from 5-6pm.

Food Providers bimonthly meeting from 2-3pm hosted by Mac Gillespie from Benton County’s Healthy Communities Division. The focus of the discussion will be Priority Topic 1. Strengthen Crisis Response Resources – Align Services: Operational Changes for Improved Care Coordination. All are welcome to join the meeting.

12/01/2020 Mental Health, Addictions, and Developmental Disabilities Advisory Committee monthly meeting. 

HOPE Board community listening session from 4-5pm on Priority Topic 3: Transitional Options for Safety, Health, and Stability. This feedback session is open to the public, all are welcome to join the meeting.

12/07/2020 Corvallis City Council meeting at 6pm. Meeting details available here.
12/08/2020 Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments (OCWCOG) Joint Senior Services Advisory Council (SSAC) and Disability Services Advisory Council (DSAC) meeting.

NAACP Corvallis/Albany Branch meeting from 7-8:30pm. Contact Info@naacpcorvallis.branch for the Zoom link to attend. Everyone is welcome!

12/15/2020 Community listening session from 4-5pm to hear feedback on issues affecting Indigenous community members. Co-hosted by Dr. Luhui Whitebear, Assistant Director at OSU Native American Longhouse Eena Haws. All are welcome to join the meeting.
12/16/2020 HOPE Advisory Board December meeting from 4-6pm. All are welcome to join this meeting.