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  • Benton County (Corvallis) 541-752-1010
  • Lincoln County (Newport) 541-265-8505
  • Linn County (Albany) 541-928-6335

Helping People.            Changing Lives.

As your state-designated community action agency, CSC is here to help. We offer a number of services in Linn, Benton, and Lincoln counties. These services focus on essential day-to-day survival, such as food and housing, as well as developing new skills that lead to independence through education, training, and work. Whether you need help keeping the heat on today or want help planning for your career of tomorrow, CSC is here to help.

We believe that every family should have access to a stable home, nutritious food, quality education and training, and a job that pays a living wage. We also realize these things can be hard to get without some help along the way. CSC is your place to start. We want to work with you, as a partner, to achieve your goal of a better life for you and your family.  In all that we do, CSC provides help for today and skills for tomorrow. 

Since 1980, CSC has been part of a state and national network helping people and communities to thrive. CSC is helping people and changing lives.

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Spotlight on CSC

Clean Out Your Closets and Help to End Poverty in Our Community!

CSC has partnered with WebThriftStore to launch an online thrift store, allowing users to sell their unneeded items with proceeds donated to CSC’s poverty-fighting programs in Linn, Benton, and Lincoln counties. Stop by and list your donation today at!

Workforce Investment Act Scholarships Available

Scholarships made possible through CSC are now available to eligible dislocated workers. Those pursuing programs of study leading to employment in the healthcare sector are highly encouraged to apply. For more information, view the questionnaire and scholarship description here.

Barrel to Keg Relay Registration Is Open!

Please join us for the fourth annual Barrel to Keg Relay on Saturday, July 12th, 2014! Starting at the Harris Bridge Vineyard in Philomath, Oregon, this scenic relay goes through the beautiful back country of the Oregon Coast Range and finishes at the famous Rogue Ales Brewery at Newport’s South Beach Marina. Teams of 2, 4, and 6 runners split the 111K (69 mile) distance over 12 legs. Teams of 2, 3, 4 or 6 walkers cover 6 legs (51K). Solo ultra runners are welcome, too. To register, click here. For more information, click here.

Check Out the Linn Benton Food Share Newsletter

The 2014 Linn Benton Food Share newsletter is here! Read all about how a former soup kitchen cook came to run Benton County's largest food bank, how OSU's Agricultural Research farm is helping LBFS to end hunger, and much more. To read the newsletter, click here.