ACCESS

Building Community

aka ACCESS   |   Medford, OR   |  www.accesshelps.org

Mission

Through partnerships with a caring community, ACCESS provides immediate and long-term solutions that lead people in need toward self-sufficiency.

Ruling year info

1976

Executive Officer

Ms. Carrie Borgen

Main address

PO Box 4666

Medford, OR 97501 USA

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EIN

93-0665396

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Housing Search Assistance (L30)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Through partnerships with a caring community, ACCESS provides immediate and long-term solutions that lead people in need toward self-sufficiency

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Nutrition Programs

ACCESS’ on-going Nutrition Program collects, stores and distributes emergency and supplemental food to hungry, low-income families and individuals through a collaborative network of 24 food pantries and 25 partner agencies throughout Jackson County. Partner agencies include schools, emergency shelters and residential feeding programs. The program’s overall objective is to obtain more than four million pounds of food this year.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Adults

ACCESS provides a number of housing programs including down payment assistance for first time home buyers; mortgage payment assistance; weatherization programs. We own/manage 24 low-income housing complexes in Jackson County.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Adults

With money from Oregon Housing and Community Services, ACCESS provides a number of rental assistance programs. These programs include financial assistance and case management.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Adults

Oregon Housing and Community Services provides ACCESS with funds to assist low-income residents with utility payments.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Adults

This program utilizes funds from the Veterans Administration to help homeless Veterans and their families obtain and retain housing. Assistance includes rent payments, and case management.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Homeless people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of people within the organization's service area accessing food aid

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups, Family relationships, Health, Work status and occupations, Social and economic status

Related Program

Nutrition Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Pounds of produce distributed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups, Family relationships, Social and economic status, Work status and occupations

Related Program

Nutrition Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

RESPECT
ACCESS treats all clients, volunteers and employees the same way we would treat our friends or family, appreciating each individual’s worth with dignity and respect.
INTEGRITY
ACCESS employees act with professional and personal integrity, and by doing so, we hope to promote good character and citizenship in our clients and volunteers.
CARING
ACCESS employees work collaboratively with each other and other agencies to develop and implement programs and services that provide real solutions to the challenges faced by members of our community.
HONESTY
ACCESS communicates our programs, services, and needs to our constituents in a transparent and straightforward manner.
EDUCATION
ACCESS supports personal growth and continuous learning for our employees and offers education that promotes self-sufficiency
among our clients.
RESPONSIBILITY
ACCESS employees demonstrate a high level of dedication and attention to detail that provide accountability to funding agencies, benefactors, clients and the communities we serve.

GOAL ONE
Build, diversify and stabilize resources and lower reliance on federal/state funding, providing financial security and responsible fiscal stewardship

GOAL TWO
Clarify identity as critical community resource

GOAL THREE
Determine role in housing and develop plan for future path

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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ACCESS

Board of directors
as of 06/01/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr JR Wheeler

People's Bank of Commerce

Term: 2014 -

Philip Smith

Community Representative

Eric Foster

Attorney

Cathie Davis

Lived Experience Representative

Jacquelyn Bunick

Attorney

Jonathan Bilden

Eagle Point City Council

Daniel Bunn

Medford Water Commission

Ed Chun

Downtown business owner

Michael Zarosinski

Public Official

Dennis Richardson

OR Secretary of State

Lilia Caballero

City of Medford Police Dept

Kathy Sperle

Boise Cascade

Paul Coombs

Black Oak Medical Center

Brad Earl

Public Official

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/24/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability