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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Human Services, Senior Centers, Seniors

Mission: Our mission is to offer services not provided by other agencies for homebound, frail and geographically isolated individuals. Our programs provide independence, improve quality of life, and prevent or end abuse, neglect (including self-neglect) and exploitation of at risk seniors and adults with disabilities.

Target demographics: Our programs provide independence, improve quality of life, and prevent or end abuse, neglect (including self-neglect) and exploitation of at risk seniors and adults with disabilities.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 750 seniors

Geographic areas served: Clackamas County, Oregon

Programs: Guardianship Diversion and Guardianship/Conservatorship

Community Stories

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 5

Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County provides an invaluable service to the community. They regularly step up to manage the care-giving and financial needs of vulnerable seniors and people with disabilities who have no family members or friends available to serve. I have worked with SCC for years, and have admired their willingness and ability to jump into difficult situations to stabilize and improve the lives of vulnerable Oregonians. They protect their clients from financial abuse/exploitation, connect them with necessary services, and ensure that their medical and care needs are met. They do hard work that would otherwise go undone, and in the process, they avoid an untold amount of human suffering. Clackamas County is very fortunate to have them.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The senior citizens council has helped so many of my clients, I can't even count the number. They are compassionate and hard working. They always work until the task is accomplished and they don't give up. I have no idea what Clackamas County would do without their important contribution to our community. Thank you so much!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have had the pleasure of working with the Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County for over 4 years now assisting them with some of their legal needs. I can't imagine any organization in this field working harder on behalf of their clients. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anybody who is looking for assistance in this area, and in fact, have recommended them many times. The people that work at the Senior Council are extremely knowledgeable, not to mention friendly, supportive, caring and a lot of fun to work with. No matter the situation, it always brightened my day when Christi B. or Sue would call or stop by the office. I'm sure they have brightened many others' days as well just by doing what they do and being who they are.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been involved with the Sr. Council for over 30 years working as an attorney in their guardianship and conservatorship program. The Sr. Council staff has a unique talent and interest in working with the seniors in the community, protecting their interests and advocating for the best interests of their clients. There really is not another organization in the state that attains the level of professionalism and excellence that the Sr. Council strives and maintains. There is no question but that this organization is a great benefit to and for the community. Their advocacy and protection of seniors interests is outstanding. To the Sr. Council, their task is to assist and protect seniors to the best of their ability and, unfortunately, with available resources that are always limited. Can't say enough about the dedication of the staff.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

i have worked in social services for 25+ years & have been fortunate enough to have had the help & guidance from cristie, louise & their staff on some very challenging clients. they both bring compassion & common sense to some very complicated mediation issues.
the need for their services continues to grow, while funding continues to decline. on behalf of the many clients past & present, i am thankful for their continuing service & support.
peace, neil maloney
social services
greenridge estates assisted living

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A small non profit that has continued, year after year, to provide quality services for people in need. I was involved in the creation of their Guardian/Conservator program which continues to provide critical assistance for a very vulnerable population.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have worked with the staff at the Clackamas County Senior Citizens Council for nearly 5 years (One of their clients lives in my Adult Care facility). They have been outstanding to work with! Christina, Louise, and Franki are patient, compassionate,caring and easily accessible when I need to reach them. We have a great team relationship, and I look forward to many more years of working in partnership. I would highly recommend them to anyone in need of their services. I cannot thank them enough! Tim Moore

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

One of the mental health clients who lives in my Adult Care facility has guardianship through the Senior Citizens' Council. I have been greatly impressed with the kindness, patience, courtesy and professionalism that Christina, Louise, and Franki have shown (both to my client, and to my ACH staff)! They are available (even on weekends), and prompt in their response to requests' for information, as well as call-backs. Each month, Franki meets with my client, and she is always interested in his progress. I have spoken with Christina and Louise also, asking for advice; they have been very helpful to me! It is my sincere hope that we will continue to maintain our excellent working relationship in the years to come! I hope that we may receive further clients through Senior Citizen's Council! In short, they are fantastic! I cannot say enough good things about them! Please keep them in mind as they are outstanding! Thank You! Tim Moore (Basil ACH LLC in Tigard)

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas Co. is one of the few non-profit organizations in the Portland metro area serving vulnerable elderly people who have no one else to turn to for help and assistance. Many of their clients either have no families or their families don't get along enough to care for the older family member. A significant number of also victims of elder financial abuse from a family or community member. Director Christi Bird and her wonderful staff are amazing at working directly with their clients in guardianship, conservatorship and money management matters, utilizing other community resources whenever possible.

I am an owner of a private fiduciary company who often refers clients to Senior Citizen Council of Clackamas Co. I have financially supported Christi and her team for years and feel the money I give to their organization really does make a difference to a vulnerable portion of our population that often gets overlooked by our society.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Senior citizens council is amazing. They not only are making a difference in the lives of those most vulnerable and in need, but do so with compassion and commitment . Without the dedicated staff under the able direction of Christi Bird, many folks would be suffering, struggling to maintain themselves not only physically but also mentally. They make a true difference in the lives of those they touch.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Senior Citizen's Council of Clackamas County is a wonderful community partner. Our agency has worked collaboratively on behalf of a number of individuals with great success. The board, director and staff are knowledgeable and united in their mission. They are a pleasure to work with and a tremendous asset to the citizens of Clackamas County.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

In Clackamas county, Oregon, the Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County has a solid reputation for being the non-profit to turn to when a vulnerable senior needs support services (such as help in making out checks to pay bills and balancing a checkbook) in order to continue living independently. The Council has also been willing to serve as a court-appointed guardian or conservator in situations when a senior needs such a fiduciary but has no suitable and willing family member to take on the role. The Council is staffed with a handful of dedicated, compassionate people who work hard to match their clients with the services they need. They believe strongly in treating their clients with respect and providing assistance in a manner that preserves their dignity.