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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

Heart of the Valley Homebrewers Fills Linn Benton Food Share’s Cup

Heart of the Valley Homebrewers raised a whopping $21,000 for Linn Benton Food Share at this year's Septembeerfest! We are so grateful that they have chosen Linn Benton Food Shareto benefit from the Septembeerfest proceeds. We are even more grateful that this generous donation means nutritious food on the table for hundreds of people in Linn and Benton counties. Thank you, Heart of the Valley Homebrewers!

October is Head Start Awareness Month!

In October, we are celebrating Head Start and its role in eradicating poverty. In Lincoln County, CSC Head Start provides a nurturing learning environment for more than 120 children per year. To learn more about Head Start's history, view this video.

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.