While many of COI’s services are based around our mission of “Helping people help themselves lead healthy and productive lives” we also realize that in some cases people are not ready for case management, mental health counseling or transitional housing – instead they just need a warm shower, a food box to get through the end of the month or a place to pick up their mail.
COI’s day services are designed to fill in the gaps between services provided by government and other non-profit agencies.
Community Outreach participates in the Oregon Food Bank Network, working to eliminate hunger and its root causes.
We provide the following services:
- Food for clients staying in Community Outreach transformational housing.
- Food and kitchen facilities for clients staying in our emergency shelter.
- Emergency food boxes: Available from 8 am – 7 pm Monday through Friday. Food boxes are available to community members once every 30 days. A form of identification is preferred, but not required.
Information and Referral
Community Outreach operates an information and referral service. Information and Referral services are designed to provide clients with access to both COI and community resources.
Walk-in services at 865 NW Reiman Ave., Corvallis OR are available between 8 am and 7 pm Monday through Saturday. Phone services are provided by calling (541) 758-3000 between 8 am-7 pm daily.
COI no longer offers immediate crisis intervention services. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis please call Benton County at 1-888-232-7192.
If you would like to learn more about our mental health services see our Treatment link above or call (541) 758-3000.
Mayo Clinic article on how to help someone who is threatening suicide:
Suicide: What to do when someone is suicidal
COI provides a behavior-based community service for anyone in need of a hot shower on Tuesday and Thursday. We also provide free hygiene supplies and snacks when available.
Many people who are experiencing homelessness have a hard time maintaining contact with family, friends, medical providers and potential employers simply because they can’t be reached at a physical address or phone number. COI provides a mailing address and message phone line for people to use when filling out paperwork or communicating with their support system.