Providing one time financial assistance to residents of Benton County, Oregon
We Care was established in 1983 in order to allow the resources of several faith communities to share in providing the structure needed for judicious assistance to those seeking aid. We Care provides one-time financial assistance to residents of Benton County in emergency situations when:
No other help is available from public or private sources.
It appears that recipients will be able to manage successfully after a single assist.
In 2017, We Care provided $95,617 in financial assistance to 311 families of which 107 were families with children. The assistance most commonly needed is for rent and rental deposits, and for payment to electrical and water companies. This assistance often helps the recipient avoid eviction, get into permanent housing, or avoid the shut-off of important utilities. Other assistance includes DMV fees, auto repairs and service and health care or education fees. checks are made out directly to the service agent and not to the applicant.
We are supported by 18 faith communities, plus individuals, businesses and grants.
Funding is NOT provided by the federal government or State of Oregon.
WE CARE DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE BASED ON RACE, RELIGION, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, DISABILITY, GENDER, CREED, AGE, FAMILIAL STATUS, MARITAL STATUS, CITIZENSHIP, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS, SOURCE OF INCOME, SEXUAL ORIENTATION OR GENDER IDENTITY.
We Care, under the name of Corvallis-Benton County Council of Religious Organizations, is 501(c)(3) organization. Your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.