Answers and Assistance Mobilized for Residents of La Pine
Dec 22,2006 00:00 by Bend Weekly News Sources

On December 29th, residents of La Pine can benefit from NeighborImpact’s mobile outreach program -- in the form of an ‘Answer Van’. The Van will travel from Bend to the VFW La Pine Community Kitchen and then station there from 12-noon to 4 p.m.

The Community Kitchen is located at 16480 Finley Butte in La Pine.

The Answer Van is a vehicle that has been retrofitted specifically to transport NeighborImpact staff to locations throughout the tri-county area. Onsite, staff members share information and referrals, utility assistance, food, and basic need items with individuals in need.

Residents in La Pine who need assistance with their heating bills are asked to bring the following:

*The social security numbers of all members of the household

*The residents’ utility bill

*Proof of income for previous 30 days (for everyone 18 or over)

Assistance will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis, and limited funds will be available.

History/Mission: NeighborImpact seeks to change the course of each family’s future by giving them the tools they need to succeed. NeighborImpact’s tool box includes Head Start, weatherization, home repair, energy and rent assistance, financial skills building, savings programs, assisting parents to find child care, tutoring homeless children, providing emergency and transitional housing to homeless families, home buyer education and feeding the hungry.