Who we are
The Corvallis Daytime Drop-in Center (CDDC) is a 501c3 that has a long history of providing a variety of services to persons who are homeless and/or low income and some with psychiatric disabilities.
Initially, the center, known as The Circle of Hope, was established to provide a socialization place It was a peer run center. In the last few years, the center has accepted support from recognized community leaders and its organizational structure has been changed to reflect a stable base of community leadership.
The CDDC board has been working to expand the vision of the center to meet the significant mental, physical and social needs of the people who come. The center is staffed by volunteers recruited from a number of faith communities and other service organizations in Corvallis.
Each week approximately 175 hours of community volunteer time is donated to provide the services of the CDDC.
The current mission statement of the CDDC is as follows:
“The corporation’s mission is to respond to the significant needs of individuals, especially those experiencing homelessness, low income, and mental health issues by providing a dignified environment for recovery through practical assistance and advocacy.”
The CDDC elected board meets monthly. In addition, there are committees of the larger board that meet regularly to facilitate the day-to-day activities of the center.
Currently we are located in McLean Hall at First Christian Church. The CDDC operates from 9 to 2 weekdays to provide services that meet immediate needs.
The Project Action office operates from 10 to 12 weekdays to respond to ongoing needs that may require more than a quick response.
Help (Homeless Employment Launching Project), has been in operation since 2012. This program offer limited working opportunities to folks who can provide the necessary id to elegible for employment in the U.S. We have lot of folks ready to work we need more jobs to meet the demand. Jobs Range from yard clean up, helping folks move, housework, labeling envelopes etc.
The CDDC’s vision for the future includes sponsoring a Mental Health Outreach Worker position that can use the opportunity that the center provides to interact and establish trust with members of this community that would benefit from assessment and supported referral to appropriate services. Also, the CDDC hopes to eventually procure a permanent site with a hygiene center, a gap that has been repeatedly identified in many settings where significant needs of persons who are chronically homeless have been prioritized. Along with other community partners, the CDDC hopes to play a key role in the quest to end homelessness. The concept of “closing the front door” (prevention) and “opening the back door” (intervention) on homelessness is helpful as the CDDC pursues its vision for providing services in the Corvallis community.
The Corvallis Daytime Drop-in Center invites the Corvallis community to join us in nurturing the self worth of all the people that we serve. Thanks for taking our mission to heart.
We've been looking to provide a higher-quality, spam-free experience at the Corvallis Drop-in Center site for some time, and a major error on our part forced us to shut down the current site before we could put the new one in place. We are developing a new site, and you can follow along with its development on GitHub. For more information about this transition, including steps you can take as a plugin author to prepare, please read our post about what's going on