how can we help?

We offer services in the areas of:

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Community & Economic Development

COVID-19 Contact Tracing & Wraparound Support

Energy Trust Home Audit Program

Financial Planning & Building Wealth

Microenterprise Grant Assistance Program

Oregon Worker Relief Fund

Protecting Oregon Farm Workers

Toys for Tots

Unemployment Insurance Assistance

Community & Economic Development

Community Trainings & Capacity Building

Advocacy Training

Endeavors Residency Program

Medical Training Center

Systems-Based Training

Youth Leadership Program

Health & Healthcare

Healthcare Interpretive Training

Oregon Health Plan & Cover All Kids

Reproductive Health

Housing

Immigration

Housing

Resident Services

Immigration & Legal Assistance

Immigration

Immigration & Legal Assistance

Past Program Success

Census Assistance Centers
In 2020, per our US Constitution, the decennial Census was conducted! The State of Oregon recognized that little to no efforts were directed at ensuring ALL communities were counted – specifically, Black, Indigenous and People of Color. Without an accurate count of people residing in the state, appropriate funding is missing for vital programs such as Medicaid, School Lunch programs, publicly funded Veteran assistance programs, and much more!

Recognizing this need, a program was developed to partner with community-based organizations to assist communities in completing their 2020 Census Questionnaires– titling these organizations as Census Assistance Centers. EUVALCREE was one of those organizations. Culturally and linguistically appropriate materials were developed to educate and encourage people to complete their questionnaires. All EUVALCREE staff were trained about the history of the census, its importance, and how the census process happened. We had incredible success in our EUVALCREE centers!

2,100 Households assisted!

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COVID-19 Contact Tracing and Wraparound Support

EUVALCREE has been assisting community members who are isolating or in quarantine due to being exposed to COVID-19 since August 2020 through a COVID-19 Community Engagement Grant . We have assisted community members by helping them quarantine, thus reducing the spread of COVID-19. EUVALCREE has Contact Tracers who help monitor COVID-19 contacts and identify their needs. Our team provided two weeks’ worth of groceries, personal items (clothing, personal hygiene, etc.), and cleaning supplies, as well as rent/mortgage and utility relief. We have also provided personal protective equipment such as masks, sanitizer, and thermometers. Our service area covered eight eastern Oregon counties: Malheur, Umatilla, Union, Baker, Morrow, Harney, Grant, Wallowa.

We are providing access to:

  • Rent
  • Childcare
  • Utilities
  • Food
  • Shelter/Emergency Housing/Relocation

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Energy Trust Home Audit Program

Our Home Audit program is open to eligible Oregon residents that seek to improve the energy efficiency of their home; thus, reducing their energy expenses. Our staff schedules and conducts an audit of eligible homes to determine if the home can undergo improvements. After the audit, we will offer improvements with rebates and cash incentives that are available. Our goal is to save our clients hundreds of dollars while also maximizing the efficiency of their home energy usage!

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Financial Planning & Building Wealth

This program is designed to provide one-on-one support to young entrepreneurs, businesses and community members build strong financial goals, wealth plans, business plans, explore investment options, establish management and operating plans and provide guidance to making sound decisions for achieving their goals.

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Microenterprise Grant Assistance Program

Due to COVID-19, many businesses were forced to limit their operations or shut down entirely. Latino and women-owned businesses were some of those affected the most by state regulations and guidelines. Business Oregon provided funding for these microenterprises that were not able to access federal or state funded programs due to systemic barriers. EUVALCREE identified local microenterprises and provided technical assistance for them to apply for this Grant Assistance program. If approved, grantees received up to $10,000

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Oregon Worker Relief Fund

In addition to the more general Worker’s Fund, this includes:

Quarantine Fund
The Oregon Worker Relief Coalition recognized that thousands of families were being excluded from state and/or federal pandemic relief because of their immigration status. Organizations and agencies came together to create the Oregon Worker Relief Fund, whose purpose is to provide financial assistance to individuals that have been barred from accessing Unemployment Insurance Benefits and/or qualifying for the Federal Stimulus funds. OWRF provides a one-time cash benefit up to $1,720 / individual.

The Quarantine Fund was created as a branch from this fund and is targeted to serve agricultural workers. Applicants were able to receive a Quarantine payment of up to $1,290 / each quarantine period they were forced to enter. Both funds aimed to provide relief for families that have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19.

Small Enterprise Fund
Small businesses experienced detrimental effects due to the COVID-19 pandemic. State and Federal programs barred certain businesses from accessing funds due to their immigration status stipulations. Recognizing that these businesses are fundamental to Oregon’s economy, yet were excluded from support programs, the Oregon Worker Relief Coalition secured $10 million dollars to distribute to Oregon small businesses owned by an ITIN-holder, DACA Recipient, or similar. EUVALCREE is proud to have been a participating organization that assisted small businesses in the application process. Our staff provided technical assistance to gather necessary documentation and connected them to other available resources. Businesses, depending on size, received grants of $7,000 to $25,000

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Protecting Oregon Farm Workers

The COVID-19 Pandemic had a detrimental effect on agricultural farmworkers, among others. One crucial piece of equipment that suffered shortages in the early stages of the pandemic was personal protective equipment (PPE), such as face masks and hand sanitizer. Working with OHA, EUVALCREE received thousands of PPE and sanitizer to distribute to local agricultural facilities to provide for their employees and families.

Our staff created PPE kits that consisted of masks, sanitizer, and information about resources available to our community. Through this initiative, we also promoted other efforts in the area, such as testing and vaccination events. As of April 1, 2021, we have distributed 18,280 masks, 4,960 bottles of hand sanitizer, and 25 gallons of disinfectant.

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Toys for Tots

Every year during the Christmas season, the US Marine Corps holds its Toys for Toys program. EUVALCREE is proud to be a partner organization bringing this program to the Western Treasure Valley. Toys for Toys provides bags full of toys for children ages 0-12 years old. Families complete a quick and simple application, and within weeks, just before Christmas, families receive their Christmas gifts!

In 2020, we were able to provide 439 local families with toys for Christmas – this amounted to 1,219 children!

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Unemployment Insurance Assistance

Through partnerships with the Oregon Employment Department and Oregon Health Authority, our community organizers have been certified as Unemployment Insurance Assistors. The goal is to assist eligible community members in applying for Unemployment Insurance Benefits and helping them navigate the UI system. OED and OHA recognized there was a disconnect between communities of color and unemployment benefits. By partnering with trusted organizations like EUVALCREE, they can ensure community members have equitable access to resources like unemployment insurance, especially during critical times like the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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Advocacy Training

This program is rooted in developing and fostering the voice of community to become advocates for themselves and families to mobilize and active around community issues. The program is developed to strengthen community members individuals skills to actively engage and develop strong meaningful plans to address ongoing community issues. The program is comprised of a series of trainings which are:

  • Advocacy 101: Introduction
  • Story-Based Advocacy
  • Campaign-Based Advocacy
  • Community Leaders Initiative

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Endeavors Residency Program

Euvalcree partnered with Blue Mountain Community College and Eastern Oregon University to offer an internship opportunity through Euvalcree’s Contact Tracing and Wrap-Around Support Program. Students attending either school could receive internship credit by working as a Contact Tracer with Euvalcree. Through this program, we hoped to give student real-world experiences as well as trainings that could benefit them in their career.

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Medical Training Center

The MEDIC First Aid PediatricPlus CPR, AED, and First Aid for Children, Infants, and Adults training program has been specifically designed to meet national standards for pediatric first aid, CPR and AED training and is intended for individuals who desire or are required to be certified in pediatric CPR, AED, and first aid, most notably for those who are child care providers. The goal of this training program is to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence to respond in a medical emergency.

We offer the following certifications/training.

  • First Aid
  • CPR
  • Food Handlers License

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Systems-Based Training

Community 201
Oregon Community Foundation, through the Latino Partnership Program, provided Euvalcree funding for this pilot program. It focused on philanthropy and the grant giving process. It allowed for members of the community to go through the process of granting a local nonprofit organization funds to continue and expand their work in the local community.

Know Your Rights
Euvalcree conducted several trainings in Malheur and Umatilla counties with Oregon Law Center and the Mexican Consulate about Know Your Rights. We conducted trainings that made our undocumented community members aware of their rights in the event they encountered Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents at home, work, or on the road.

Rapid Response Training
Euvalcree assisted in providing Rapid Response training to members of our local community. These trainings provided information of how to safely monitor/surveille and report situations and sightings where Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents were present or seen. Through the training, our community members joined a state-wide network of Rapid Response Teams that work together to keep our communities safe.

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Youth Leadership Program

Euvalcree’s Youth Leadership Program is designed for teenagers and young adults in local communities. The intention is to allow the youth to develop their leadership skills while creating a fun, and enjoyable learning environment. Euvalcree has partnered with Eastern Oregon University to host a group of students on campus. The camps are 5 days long, filled with loads of learning opportunities and activities that encourage teamwork, build self-confidence, develop critical thinking, and develop life skills to prepare them for a positive future! This year, Euvalcree will be hosting an Outdoor Leadership camp in collaboration with nonprofit, Friends of the Owyhee. Expanding our programs to discover and explore the beauty and wildland that sits in our backyard– the Owyhee. More information to follow!

  • Phase 1: Leadership Camp
  • Phase 2: Mentorship Camp
  • Phase 3: Diverse Youth Community

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Healthcare Interpretive Training

These trainings are made available for those who would like to become qualified and certified to become Healthcare Interpreters. Euvalcree has been able to engage the community in taking this training and will continue to bring these trainings to Eastern Oregon to develop a stronger workforce of HCIs in our region to better serve our communities in their preferred language.

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Oregon Health Plan and Cover All Kids

The Oregon Health Authority has provided training and certified Euvalcree staff to become Oregon Health Plan Application Assistors. Our staff recruits and registers families and individuals to apply for the Oregon Health Plan. The OHP is a state-funded medical insurance for low-income families that meet other eligibility requirements. Cover All Kids is an insurance under Oregon Health Plan that expands to include children under the age of 19, who are undocumented, so they can have access to medical coverage. Cover All Kids was enacted in 2017, and Euvalcree was a key organization advocating for the passage of this policy. Euvalcree staff navigate OHP systems for clients and help them apply for appropriate programs or medical insurances. We also help identify local providers that accept OHP/CoverAllKids/CAWEM, and assist in making appointments, if needed.

Certified Application Assister (OHA/CAK)

  • CAWem
  • OHP
  • Marketplace
  • Navigation Support and Assistance

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Reproductive Health

This is an OHA program that works with a network of clinics to provide services to individuals regardless of their race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, disability or immigration status. The services made available were things like: Birth control and condoms, emergency contraception, screening for sexually transmitted infections, well woman checks, pregnancy tests, and abortions. We provide reproductive health education, outreach and community engagement, technical assistance, trainings, support in accessing reproductive health services through enrollment and utilization of services at RH Program network clinics. We also assisted clients with setting appointments, provided materials in the preferred language language, and conducted follow ups to ensure the client was receiving the services.

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Resident Services

Our Resident Services program, overseen by our Director Angeles Padilla-Villa in partnership with Northwest Housing Alternatives (NHA), helps ensure communities are adequately housed with access to the necessary resources including education and understanding of Tenant-Landlord regulations. Angeles works closely with management and property owners to offer the tools and knowledge needed so that their tenants have a clear understanding of the scope of their respective lease. When issues or conflicts arise, our staff analyzes and assesses the situation to provide guidance on finding permanent, reasonable, and fair solutions. This program works primarily with low-income, elderly, and disabled communities.

Our Director, Angeles, shares, “It is a team effort. This program is [one] reason the eviction rate has lowered in our community. We help prevent possible evictions, and our counties have benefited tremendously from that. This effort, to keep people housed, is also getting people connected [with resources].”

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Resident Services

  • Immigration and Legal
  • Assistance
  • Consultation
  • Contract Services
  • Referral
  • Legal Document Assistance
  • Renewals
  • Investigation Cases
  • Translation
  • Notary

In 2021, Euvalcree was proud to begin offering legal assistance at low- to no-cost for our communities seeking legal immigration assistance. Chris Christensen, a prominent lawyer from Western Idaho, is our leading attorney who will offer his expertise to our clients. New clients are provided with a free initial consultation with our attorney, during which they will receive guidance, next steps, and explore all options regarding their immigration case. Services include consultation, contract services, referral, legal document assistance, renewals, investigation cases, translation, and notary to assist with Naturalization, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and Legal Permanent Residency.

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Gina Galaviz-Yap, Board Member

I am currently serving as Oregon State University’s Juntos Statewide Director and as the Vice President of Euvalcree board. I hold a B.S. in Business Administration and Masters in Education. The program I direct, called Junto or Together, works to empower Latino students and families around education. Our goal is to prevent Latino youth from dropping out of high school and to empower families to work together to reach their post-secondary education goals. As a first generation daughter of immigrants and a Latina college graduate, I can relate and personally advocate for the communities I represent. One of my greatest successes has been serving more than 5,000 Latino families since 2012, with 90% graduating college. My work parallels Euvalcree’s work in that we bring together diverse perspectives and experiences to resolve challenges within our communities.

Roberto Gamboa, Director of Operations and Community Development

I currently act as the Director of Operations & Community Development for EUVALCREE, supporting rural and BIPOC (Black and Indigenous People of Color) community members in Eastern Oregon. I am passionate about making changes to our policies and systems to truly benefit our local communities that are not being served equally or equitably. I genuinely believe that the work I do with Euvalcree is essential and brings positive change.

I firmly believe that our work uplifts our communities in need. During the COVID-19 pandemic, as an organization, we have helped over 200 families with assistance like rent/mortgage, utilities, food, and other resources they needed to quarantine and isolate. This has brought an immense feeling of pride and joy. I currently hold an Associates in General Studies from Treasure Valley Community College.