Help in times of crisis
Seven Service Integration Teams (SITs), made up of local people, come together to gather supplies and services to meet immediate needs for people. They also help build long-term health and wellness for each region.
Want to learn more about the history of Service Integration in Yamhill County and how this program works?
Listen to the Podcast “The Giving Town” Season 2, Episode 2.
Community members understand local needs best
Seven different Service Integration Teams for each school district in Yamhill County meet monthly to address urgent needs in the communities they serve. Each team includes people from schools, partner organizations, social service agencies, local government, faith groups and community leaders.
SITs help when no other option exists
Sometimes people need a little extra help paying rent, or help with a heat bill in a cold winter month. An urgent prescription or medical bill can derail a budget. The SITs can address issues like an urgent prescription or medical bill. They also help local food banks and other local non-profits when there are not enough supplies like personal hygiene products, clothing and toiletries.
Needs are varied and unique for each community
Each community might need something different or unique. SITs review requests when no other options are available, or when the full expense can’t be covered. Requests typically average no more than $400. Funds are for a one-time crisis in one of the following categories:
- Basic Needs: Food, clothing and personal items
- Community Development: Community events and activities
- Education: Classes, tuition, fees, literacy programs for adults or children
- Extra-Curricular: Fees, materials or clothing needed to participate in extracurricular activity
- Health: Prescriptions, co-pays, rides to medical and dental appointments, etc.
- Supplies: Goods or equipment to carry out activities or programs
- Urgent Needs: Emergency housing or utility assistance
- Youth Development: Leadership/learning opportunities not part of regular school programs
Learn more about SITs
SITs meet monthly. Meetings are open to anyone interested in learning more. You can also receive our monthly email newsletter, stay up to date on the latest information and news. If you’re interested, please contact YCCO Service Integration Specialist Maribel Dobbins, BS at email@example.com or 971-387-0319.
Download the Mid-Valley Community Resource Guide below for a list of important resources in the community as well as information on when and where each of the SITs meet each month.
Service Integration Teams are made possible through a partnership with Yamhill County Health and Human Services and support from Providence Health Systems and United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley.
Request Assistance from a SIT
If you’re an individual or family in need, you can request assistance from a SIT by being connected with a partner organization like YCAP. The organization will then advocate for you and submit a request on your behalf. If you need help getting connected to an organization contact YCCO Service Integration Specialist, Maribel Dobbins, BS at firstname.lastname@example.org or 971-387-0319.
For organizations needing funding, you can start the request by completing this SIT Funding Request questionnaire. If you have questions or need assistance completing the form, contact Maribel Dobbins, BS at email@example.com or 971-387-0319.
Review Process for all submissions
All requests are reviewed on a monthly basis at regular SIT meetings unless it’s an urgent request. The partner organization making a request should confirm attendance at a meeting with the SIT Specialist and be prepared to present all details for the request at the meeting. If a funding request is approved, up to two weeks is necessary for funds to be submitted. Credit card payments are preferred but if the vendor does not accept credit cards, the partner should request a completed W-9 form from the vendor and submit to YCCO Accounting firstname.lastname@example.org. A check can then be issued to the vendor.
If a need is urgent
If a request meets the urgent guidelines below, it will be reviewed during the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Final approval for urgent requests will be completed by YCCO Early Learning Program Manager Jenn Richter.
Urgent request guidelines
For requests to be considered urgent and reviewed outside of the monthly SIT meetings, it must be time-sensitive (cannot wait until next SIT meeting) and meet one of the urgent criteria below:
- An eviction notice has been served due to unpaid rent, deposit or mortgage payment
- An urgent item or purchase is needed that would help secure employment or housing/shelter
- A medical condition exists that requires immediate resolution of a problem
- A utility shut-off notice has been served for unpaid bills
- Urgent prescriptions or lice treatment/kits for a lice outbreak are needed
- Any other time-sensitive issue that puts the client/family in imminent danger and/or puts their health at risk
Yamhill County Service Integration Teams
West Valley (serving Grand Ronde and Willamina)