This is a community assistance group that helps low income residents find resources.
The team consist of faith based, state, non-profit, community members, businesses, city, groups and we come together on the 4thTuesday of each month at 10:30am at the Gates Fire Hall.
Service Integration helps bring partners together to find solutions for community needs. We collaborate and leverage resources to maximize services to our community. Each team is based on the school catchment area. The Stayton/Sublimity team covers all of the NSSD (Lyons, Mehama, Stayton, Sublimity). The Santiam Canyon team beginning in January will cover the Santiam Canyon SD (Gates, Idanha, Detroit, and Mill City). The team is not based on county lines. It is strictly by school boundaries. Team funds can be accessed by Service Integration Team members. The funds are not accessed by the family or the individual in need, rather by the agency or community leader who is advocating for them.
Initial funding of $3,500 for the second SIT was provided by Santiam Hospital and Willamette Valley Community Health, which will sponsor a total of $15,000 for Santiam Service Integration in 2018. The SIT is still in the process of reaching out to potential partners in the Santiam Canyon District.