2018 Annual 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.

You can download a copy of the strategic direction document here: 2018-21 Strategic Plan

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.

By the numbers

In calendar year 2018, COI continued to serve a huge number of our neighbors:

Transitional Housing


families made up of 47 adults and 65 children accessed transitional housing


men accessed transitional housing


women accessed transitional housing

Medical and Dental Clinics


visits to medical clinics in Corvallis or Lebanon


visits to dental clinics


patient visits to the farm clinics

Case management


hours of case management for men, women and families


veterans accessed transformational housing, case management and peer support


youth aged 18-25 accessed transformational housing and case management

Behavioral Health


individuals received a total of


hours of mental health counseling


individuals participated in


hours of individual and group counseling for drug and alcohol treatment

Nature Based Childcare


children from birth to five received childcare


hours parents spent helping in the classroom


hours of volunteer support

Fund raising


donors made at least one contribution to COI


total donations made to COI during calendar year 2018


donors made monthly recurring gifts, ranging from $10-$800 per month

Emergency Shelter


adults utilized at least one night of shelter in COI's Emergency Family Shelter


adults utilized at least one night of shelter in COI's Emergency Family Shelter

Food Distribution


people were fed from food boxes distributed in the community


meals consumed thanks to food and faciliites provided to people staying in transitional housing or emergency shelter

Day Services


showers provided to community members (includes free hygiene supplies)


Linn-Benton Loop bus tickets distributed for clients to travel back and forth between Corvallis and Albany

Thank you donors!

Gifts from individual donors and local businesses make up about half of COI’s annual budget.

We couldn’t do it without you and appreciate your support and generosity!

The money

Where does it come from and where does it go?

Fiscal year 2017-18 income and expenses:

Income - 2017-18
Expenses 2017-18


Individual donations – $770,442
Contract services – $226,788
Foundation grants – $190,718
City funding – $111,700
Events and campaign income – $75,453
Fees for service – $54,707
Other income – $22,325
Billable services income – $20,217
Total – $1,632,998


Shelter and supportive services – $503,123
Medical and dental clinics – $438,762
Mari’s Place childcare – $248,328
Behavioral health services – $159,566
Administrative – $317,087
Total – $1,665,856

Profit/(Loss) – (-$32,858)

Not included in the 2017-18 income is a very generous gift from the family of Gil Beck, who was a long time supporter, board member, and treasurer for COI. The Beck Family Gift will allow COI to expand services to youth ages 18-25; provide workforce development and generate revenue from a new microbusiness; and increase the endowment to generate sustainable and predictable revenue.

The roof is raised.

One of our most successful fundraising campaigns in 2018 was our call for help to replace our leaky roof.

We raised more than we originally thought we needed, but because of higher than estimated costs, it turns out that we spent every cent! Work was completed in December.

Dollars raised
new roofs (on main building and Mari's place)
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