COI Biennial Report


Looking back.

The past year has been a time of learning and growth for the staff, board, and volunteers who have dedicated their time to making COI the premier social service agency in the mid-Willamette Valley. We have experienced an unprecedented need for services, restructuring our programs and services to respond to the appeal of our community. We have engaged in individual conversations, meetings, and group discussions regarding our role in the continuum of care in Corvallis.

Recognizing that the request for services far outweighs our current capacity, COI has spent the past year focused on strategic growth. We felt it was essential that the COI Board of Directors and management staff took the time to evaluate current programs and services, as well as reevaluate the mission and direction of the agency. The process, although time consuming and cumbersome, yielded a 3-year strategic direction that will ultimately reorganize, expand and solidify the organization.

Moving forward.

As a result of the strategic plan, COI's transitional housing programs will be undergoing some transitions of their own, including:

  • Implementing a Coordinated Entry Model, which will give COI more information about potential residents and give potential residents more information about COI before they move in.
  • Training staff on Trauma Informed Care, which is a treatment framework that recognizes that people often have various kinds of trauma in their lives, and Critical Time Intervention, a practice that mobilizes support for society’s most vulnerable individuals during times of transition.
  • Initiating a six month aftercare program.
  • Strengthening relationships with contracted providers, such as the Veterans Administration, Department of Human Services, Oregon Youth Authority, Samaritan Health Services and other organizations.
  • Exploring housing options to expand services to transitional youth and veterans.

Together, these improvements mean COI’s “transitional shelter” program will become a “transformational housing” program unlike anything else in our area.

Behavioral Health

64 individuals received a total of 568 hours of mental health counseling

26 individuals participated in 612 hours of individual and group counseling for drug and alcohol treatment

Medical and Dental Clinics

1,758 visits to medical clinics in Corvallis or Lebanon

43 diabetes education clinics, 8 gynecology clinics and 25 physical therapy clinics

374 visits to dental clinics

91 patient visits to farm clinics

Housing

Transitional housing provided for:

55 men

57 women

46 families (58 adults and 76 children)

19 veterans

Childcare

Childcare provided for 25 children

Parents spent 434 hours helping in the classroom

869 hours of volunteer support

Day services

1,434 food boxes distributed, feeding 4,679 community members

686 showers to community members, including free hygiene supplies

323 loop bus tickets

Financial Report