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SNJM Community Development Loans at Work

Community and Shelter Assistance Corporation (CASA), based in Sherwood, OR, is one of the organizations to which our Province has loaned funds as a part of our Community Development Loan Program. Recently, Sisters and staff participated in site visits to some of the projects that CASA has assisted to develop and/or helped fund in Newberg, Lafayette and McMinnville, OR.
 
Organizations they visited included:
  • Newberg Head Start.
  • Maria Louisa Home Ownership Program (named after SNJM Sister Mary Louis Volk, RIP, who ministered to the Latino community in Cornelius for many years).
  • Horizon Homeowners Cooperative, a manufactured home park. With CASA's assistance, this park is now owned by the residents.
  • Villa Del Sol, an affordable housing project for farm worker families.
  • Virginia Garcia Medical Clinic, which serves primarily farm workers.

During the visit, the executive director of CASA expressed appreciation for the loan and acknowledged SNJM as a collaborator in support of these successful projects, largely assisting farm worker families and other immigrants.

In the photo (L-R): Sisters Mary Breiling (PLT), Peggy Kennedy, Margaret Kennedy (PLT), Mary Ellen Holohan, Province CFO Vicki Cummings, Maureen Delaney (PLT) and Cathy Beckley.