our mission

To advocate for and assist persons toward self-sufficiency.

The Yamhill Community Action Partnership (YCAP) was founded in 1980 as part of a nationwide network of social service agencies designed to help improve the lives of low-income people and strengthen communities. We assist the residents of Yamhill County, diligently focusing on four primary service categories: Client Services and Housing, Energy Services, the regional Food Bank, and Youth Services. 

Client Services and Housing assists hundreds of individuals and families annually with transitional shelter, stable housing search, rental assistance, emergency financial support, case management and resource referral, among other services. This includes a specialized homeless veterans program.

Last year our Energy Services provided 1,500 clients with emergency utility bill support, and weatherized over 30 homes to help improve efficiency and lower energy costs.

Our Food Bank collects and distributes over 2.1 million pounds of food to over 35 partner pantries, community meal sites, public housing complexes, the McMinnville Senior Center and Mobile Food Pantry distribution sites throughout the county.

Our Youth Services programs support young people ages 11-21 with a safe place to hang out or stay overnight, longer term housing, youth leadership, life skills training, job placement, and more.

Our dedicated and caring staff is inspired every day by the stories of those who want a better life for themselves and their families, and we are honored to support our neighbors in need.

our values

The following values serve as the foundation for our success and guide us in our service to our team, clients and communities. By committing to these agreements, we hold ourselves accountable to these standards in the spirit of sustainability and helping each other be our best.

Collaboration & Engagement

We lead with positive intent, dignity, and respect.

We seek to understand each situation by speaking openly, sincerely and through active listening.

We solve problems creatively with empathy and a partnering mindset.

Accountability & Integrity

We will proactively ask questions and share our knowledge to inspire and teach others.

We will provide and accept timely and authentic feedback.

With fidelity, we commit to the ethical standards that guide our service.

Relationships & Environment

We will be resilient as we care for ourselves and others.

We cultivate meaningful relationships and promote a culture of teamwork.

We lead by example, taking pride in our work and encouraging personal and professional growth.

We are guided by hope.