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Review for Community Action Program Of East Central Oregon, Pendleton, OR, USA

Rating: 3 stars  

Donna Kinnaman is the CCS Executive Officer and in the last two years 2009/10 has paid her self $140,000 thousand dollars. It's probable Ms. Kinnaman has paid her self close to 1.5 million dollars and has MGN staff who earn just under this. Staff at CAPECO exhibit what we term, trained incapacities and fail to meet the needs of the local homeless and transients who pass through Pendleton, Oregon. There is no shelter for the homeless and they are allowed up to eight showers per month at an RV Park which is a two mile trek from SE 2nd St. CAPECO and COC of Oregon with HUD say they have a plan to end homelessness in ten years. I say this is a lie. Jesus Christ said 2000 years ago, that the poor will always be with us. Two thousand years later they are still here. And ten years from now, Pendleton Oregon will still not provide basic lodging for the homeless or understand the needs of the area poor unless the area residents take an active interest in how CAPECO does business. Currently the State of Oregon has the highest unemployment in history and CAPECO MGN pay themselves salaries that rival private business. Over ninety percent of CAPECO funding is by US tax payers provided under Federal Grants. In two years CAPECO received 13 million dollars in GRANTS and to date, there is no place for the area needy to shower without waiting up to four hours for a voucher at Helping Hands. CAPECO does great work providing employement to area residents by over staffing. They do do good work with winter energy assistance, and like programs. However, the self sufficiency prgram is a failure when they supplement drug addicts not in recovery. These addicts take advantage of the program by depending on this and thus put more money towards addiction.

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Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & Advocate for the homeless /CEO U-D-C Pendleton, Oregon.