The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office just launched a new program to reach seniors impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic: the Community Care Initiative.
The Community Care Initiative (CCI) is a collaborative effort between the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Clackamas County Health, Housing & Human Services, FIDO (Friends Involved in Dog Outreach), and the Oregon Food Bank. Under CCI, based out of the Public Safety Training Center in Clackamas, a team of Sheriff's Office employees and volunteers will call seniors in Clackamas County and ask if they need food, medicine, or household supplies. Volunteers will pack care boxes and make home deliveries to impacted seniors with any needed items.
The Public Safety Training Center in Clackamas will serve as a center for assembling care boxes for seniors and other vulnerable populations, as identified by Clackamas Social Services. Beginning, Monday, April 6, CCI team members began assembling packages of food and supplies from the Oregon Food Bank to deliver throughout the community to those with active needs.
Donations to support the Community Care Initiative can be made through the non-profit Clackamas County Peace Officers' Benevolent Foundation.
You can volunteer for the Community Care Initiative by making calls to seniors, assembling care boxes at the Public Safety Training Center, or making deliveries in your vehicle. To apply, please email our volunteer team at CCIvolunteer@clackamas.us.
Volunteers must fill out an application and waiver, and will be subject to a basic background check before beginning volunteer service.
All operations require relevant Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and the latest distance recommendations from health authorities.
How to Get Food in Clackamas County
A PDF list of programs offering food and nutritional assistance in Clackamas County. Updated December 2019.
Lines For Life
Senior Loneliness Line
Clackamas County Social Services — Senior Resources
2-1-1 on any phone
Energy Assistance for Seniors
Helping seniors with disabilities understand and cope with information
Meals on Wheels
Senior Referrals for Services
FIDO (Friends Involved in Dog Outreach)
Providing pet food to ensure that the bond between people and their pet companions is unbroken