- Benton County Committee on Youth conceives of a service that would become COI and that would fill community gaps to serve and assist youth who were drug-affected (Youth Outreach).
- Sunflower House receives its first grant award.
- Counseling and Medical Clinics begin
- Community donors and the City of Corvallis fund 9-bed men’s shelter operated by Sunflower Hose
- COI was selected by a community-wide taskforce to operate the area’s first transitional shelter for families.
- COI began offering emergency family shelter services
- MultiCultural Assistance Program begins (It continues through 2004).
- Albany InReach Clinic begins
- COI celebrates 25 years of service
- COI receives Oregon’s Governor’s Award for community partnerships and effective progressive collaborator.
- COI creates our alcohol and drug recovery program.
- capital campaign completed with over 800 donors. On August 19 Sunflower House closed and programs were relocated to the new facility.
- Veterans assistance program begins.
- Medical Teams International and Northwest Medical Teams partner with COI to bring mobile dental vans to our community, creating an opportunity to offer experience to LBCC dental students
- COI wins Outstanding Campaign Award from United Way.
- Working in conjunction with Public Health Agencies, COI instituted protocols to maintain stable shelter for our clients. We navigated challenges and adapted operations as we could to accommodate the rapidly evolving progression of the pandemic. We are grateful to have retained our capability to provide as many services as possible through this time.
- VA resource navigation center moves to 4th St.
- Sunflower House opened with a donation from OSU, fully staffed by volunteers with the following services offered in Linn and Benton counties
- Sunflower House staff participates in the creation of CARDV led by Benton County.
- Sunflower House takes on WIC distributions
The Sunflower House officially changes name to Community Outreach Inc. (COI)
- Health services expand to Lebanon at Eastland Community Health Clinic
- purchased property on 8th and Reiman, home of current building
Capital campaign began to build the new building.
- COI wins Women in Leadership award from the United Nations for our emergency shelter services to women and children and helping women improve their lives.
- Mediation services offered (ends in 2003)
- COI begins to offer outpatient recovery programs.
- COI opens Mari’s Place, nature-based, trauma-informed childcare to serve children and help parents.
- COI receives Alcohol and Drug Treatment Services license.
- Diabetes Education program begins.
COI receives Mental Health treatment license.
- With a grant from Community Services Consortium, COI installs a 52kwh solar array.
- COI gains VA and OYA contracts to serve veterans experiencing or at risk of homelessness and youth exiting the juvenile justice system.
- COI opens our Community Counseling center at our 4th St. location
- COI offers psychiatric care for the first time.
- COI opens the Young Adult Dorm with 11 beds dedicated to 18-24 year olds.