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Tillamook County residents asked to complete survey for CARE


Community Action Resource Enterprises has been providing a variety of services to Tillamook County for 25 years. As the organization looks to the future, it is asking the citizens of Tillamook County for their input.

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In order to ensure that CARE develops strategies which are responsive to the needs of the county’s citizens, everyone is being asked to complete an on-line survey which can be accessed by http://tinyurl.com/CARESurvey16. A link to this survey can also be found on CARE’s websites at careinc.org, kilchishouse.org, or nehalembayhouse.org.

 

In addition hard copies of the survey document can be obtained at CARE’s office at 2310 First St., Suite 2, Tillamook; at Kilchis House, 4212 Marolf Place, Tillamook; and at Nehalem Bay House, 35385 Tohl Ave., Nehalem. The printed survey can also be picked up at the YMCA in Tillamook (610 Stillwell), Tillamook County main and branch libraries, the North County Recreation District (NCRD – 36155 9th St., Nehalem), the Rinehart Clinic (230 Rowe St., Wheeler).

 

Please return all completed surveys to CARE’s office.

 

CARE is Tillamook’s locally grown non-profit organization helping to alleviate the effects of poverty in Tillamook County. Founded in 1991, CARE provides a variety of services including placement into housing with case management, basic needs support, energy assistance, home visitation for families with infants, and senior and disabled assisted living. CARE is engaged in a strategic planning process where the Board of Directors and area stakeholders are developing a three-five year strategic plan which will guide program development in the coming years.

 

“It is important for us to have as much input as possible from the citizens of the county,” said CARE executive director Erin Skaar. “It is critical to ensuring that unmet needs are considered in formulating plans for the future, so everyone’s participation is welcome and needed.” Throughout February and March, CARE staff and Directors will be engaging the community in this effort by helping inform the public about CARE services and what is available.

 

If you are interested in hosting a brief presentation about CARE and its mission, please contact Erin Skaar, Executive Director at 503-842-5261. The surveys will be available until mid-March so interested persons can ensure that their voices are heard during this critical planning process.