Goal 2: Greater Access Corvallis Daytime Drop-In Center

Grant Helps Maintain a Safe Place to Socialize

The center moved to its current location at 530 SW 4th St. in 2019. A primary goal of the center is to be a place for socialization to reduce the stigma and isolation that often come with homelessness and poverty.

“We are a place where people can enjoy fellowship, a cup of coffee and be seen and loved in their full humanity,” said Hobgood.

Samaritan Health Services has partnered with the center for more than a decade assisting its services for those struggling with crisis events to get back on their feet. Now Samaritan is joining the center with a Social Accountability grant to support the center’s flexible counseling presence.

“We are very grateful to Samaritan,” said Hobgood. “Over the years, this key partnership has enabled us to increase inclusive health equity for unhoused people through nontraditional mental health direct supports.”

One service the center offers is street outreach to people living in encampments around Corvallis. The Street Outreach & Response Team (SORT) connects directly with the homeless addressing their immediate needs and offering resources for harm.

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Corvallis Daytime Drop-In Center:

  • Provides a safe place for people with psychiatric disabilities to socialize.
  • Their Street Outreach and Response Team connects directly with the homeless.



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Other Partners Supporting Programs & Services for Greater Access, Past & Current

  • Benton County Oral Health Coalition.
  • C.H.A.N.C.E. 
  • Corvallis Daytime Drop-In Center.
  • Home Life Inc.
  • Obria Medical Clinics/Pregnancy Alternatives Center.

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