IT BEGAN - WITH A TEEN.
In January 2018, Raul Marquez, a McKay High School senior and United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley board member, presented a Leadership Project to the board: develop a teen homeless shelter.
United Way took action by developing a fundraising plan, sourcing a building for the proposed shelter, and engaging Mid-Valley Community Action Agency as the service provider who would run the home. The board of directors supported this effort by granting the project with the initial $100,000 to kick it off.
Hundreds of community members, as well as the Oregon Legislature, helped to assure that Taylor's House becomes a reality. Currently, the house is in the remodeling stage and MVCAA has set a goal for it to be in operation by Fall of 2018.
To volunteer as one of the Work Party Hero's, contact LaDonna Smith.
Getting tangible results in our community requires that individuals, companies and organizations step up when an unmet need is identified. We are proud to say that our partners and community members are doing just that.
Mid-Valley Community Action Agency
Empowering people to change their lives and exit poverty by providing vital services and community leadership.
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We are honored to receive support for the projects in our community such as the Teen Homeless Shelter through donations from private donors. We truly couldn't do our work without support from our friends and neighbors.