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Interfaith Volunteers of Clackamas County
Reaching Out to Help Those In Need

Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least
of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. Matthew 25:40

Interfaith Volunteers of Clackamas County (IVCC) is a partnership of faith communities and social service and community agencies that address the humanitarian needs of families or individuals in Clackamas County. IVCC is a clearing house of services and needs.

Goals of ICVV are to network with existing information and referral services, to communicate with faith communities regarding the services available and the needs that invite their response, and to develop models to address unmet needs that surface.

Many concerned members of churches from Milwaukie, Oak Grove, Canby, Oregon City, Estacada, Lake Oswego, West Linn, Gresham, and Gladstone agree that there is a need for interfaith efforts in Clackamas County. Volunteers are banding together including Lutheran, Methodist, Assembly of God, Unitarian-Universalist, Episcopal, Foursquare, Baptist, Latter-day Saints and other faiths. Interfaith Volunteers of Clackamas County invites all faiths to join in these humanitarian efforts.

Purpose: Address humanitarian needs of local families and individuals without reference to religious affiliation.

How: Organize a clearinghouse of services available and needed. Network with existing services. Invited response from the faith communities.

Who is to be served?: Children and families receiving public assistance, victims of domestic violence, pregnant women, single parent families with older boys, men being released from prison, seniors, mental health clients, and others in need.

Each of 12 community area teams has a leader and two assistants. The leader of each team serves as a representative on the county-wide IVCC team. This project is coordinated in partnership with the Oregon State Department of Human Resources and Clackamas County Social Services. Jean Fairbairn of Oregon City is the Chair of IVCC.

For information call Karen Kasserman at 503-655-8875, or Vicki Pears at 6576-2123. Mail may be addressed to Vicki Pears, c/o Department of Human Resources, P.O. Box 5120, Oregon City, OR 97045.

All faith groups and individuals are invited to join the organizers of this effort. No proselytizing is involved or approved in this community volunteer effort.

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