They do a lot of good for people who need help. There is many programs available.

Nancy M.

Quick and easy, non judgmental, good service.

Robert H.

This was a quick and very friendly appointment. The rep who helped me was very knowledgeable and professional. Its wonderful to know there is assistance such as energy assistance. Thank you so much.

Shirley D.

Thank you guys so much for being there for us in times of need. Not an easy process to get an appointment but other than that a huge THANK YOU

Britt G.

Helpful, committed folks helping people in need

Alien M.

MWVCAA in partnership with Recovery Outreach Community Center ROCC will open Santiam Outreach Community Center SOCC in Mill City July 23, 2019. The center will offer emergency financial assistance to those who are at imminent risk of homelessness i.e., eviction notices, utility shut offs and deposit assistance and staff will be available to assess those eligible for ARCHES housing programs. SOCC will have a drop in day center, mailboxes, veteran services, resource navigation, funding for birth certificates for those born in Oregon, and be a location for the mobile shower unit. We will also offer hygiene kits, baby items, support groups and classes for those in recovery provided by ROCC at 280 NE Santiam Blvd please join us for the grand opening August 1, 2019


Since opening in mid-December Taylor’s House has served over 23 youth and provided over 377 nights of shelter! As an emergency house, Taylor’s offers safety, stability, structure and success in moving forward. Together the Drop In and Taylor’s House provides 24 / 7 / 365 resources to at-risk, homeless, runaway and street youth ages 11 – 18.  Click the Donate Now button to show your support for this vulnerable population by sponsoring one day of care for one youth for $125!

ARCHES is currently under construction until August 2019. Lobby services (i.e mailboxes, assessments, and resources) have been moved to the Day Center entrance. Business hours remain M-F 8:15am – 4:30pm. During remodel, business hours and select services may be impacted. Please check back for regular updates.

The Head Start and Early Head Start Programs of the Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency received notification from the Administration for Children and Families that our programs have been awarded an additional $1.6 million. The funding will be used to increase hours of service for 118 Head Start preschool children in six full-year classrooms in Salem. The expansion for Early Head Start will provide services to 32 additional infants and toddlers in classrooms in Dallas, Independence, West Salem and Keizer, and the expansion for Early Head Start Child Care Partnerships will provide services to 20 additional infants and toddlers through contracts with family child care providers in Marion and Polk Counties. READ MORE..