Community Services Consortium

Serving Linn, Benton, and Lincoln counties in Oregon. Helping people. Changing lives.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

CSC Participates in Benton County Project Resource Connect

Patty, Paul and Dina help a visitor at Resource Connect
Members of CSC's Housing department participated in the fourth annual Benton County Project Resource Connect on November 16. The event brings together nonprofits and government agencies in an effort to provide low-income and homeless residents services for things like food, housing, medical care and dental work, legal assistance, parenting programs and GED classes.

Patty Wachs, Paul Barnes, and Dina Eldridge were on hand to spread information about CSC's housing programs, including the new Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program, which helps veterans that are homeless or at risk of being homeless. 

For more information, you can read the story about the event in the Corvallis Gazette-Times: For information about the SSVF program, contact Paul Barnes at For information about CSC's Housing program, contact Dina Eldridge at

Monday, November 18, 2013

Second Chance Renter Rehabilitation Classes Coming in January

The Second Chance Program Renter's Rehabilitation Workshop Series will be starting up again this January. The program is designed to help prospective renters overcome obstacles which prevent them from obtaining housing. Consisting of six classes taught by qualified instructors from the community, topics include:
  • How to be a Good Tenant
  • Energy Education
  • Landlord/Tenant Issues
  • Goal Setting
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Basic Budgeting
Participants must attend all six workshops to receive a certificate. The series runs on Mondays* and Wednesdays, 3:00pm-5:00pm, on January 6th, 8th, 13th, 15th, 21st, and 22nd (*due to the 20th being a holiday, we are meeting on Tuesday the 21st instead of Monday that week). All workshops are held at the Community Services Consortium office in Corvallis, 545 SW Second St., Suite A.

Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, please contact Cindy Pratt-DeMarzo at 541-758-2632 or visit the Second Chance Program website.

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