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Success Story


Cynthia has been with the PATHWorks program for just over a year.  She faced the challenge of supporting her five kids on her own and working full time outside of the home for the first time in 16 years.  


With limited work experience to put on her resume, Cynthia included her volunteer experience and the transferable skills of raising a family.  It took Cynthia a year and a half to secure full time employment and thanks to her hard work, persistence and commitment, she now works full time.


Cynthia's advice to others in a similar situation is to never give up; every challenge is an opportunity to get stronger.  She explains that, "looking for a job can be a full time job, and when you continue to search, it becomes a habit."


Through the PATHWorks program, Cynthia's increased income has begun to generate escrow savings which she can use towards her long term goals of buying a house.  She is also planning on starting the VIDA 3-1 savings match and going to college, pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Sciences.  Through her volunteer work, Cynthia saw that there are many families in need in our community.  She wants to give back to the community by connecting folks with community resources.  


Going back to school is the next adventure for Cynthia and her strength and vision will help shape the future for our community and her family.  A main goal for her is to earn enough money to save for her children's education.  Her daughter wonders if she will attend the same college as her mom someday. 


For now, we would like to congratulate Cynthia on her hard work.  We are excited to see what the future holds.  


Great job Cynthia!


Community Spotlight

Community Resource Fair 

Redmond Proficiency Academy is hosting a resource fair! 


  •  J bar J
  • Grandma's House
  • Latino Community Association
  • Volunteers in Medicine
  • Hospice
  • WIC
  • Cascade Youth and Family Center
  • Deschutes County Public Library
  • Deschutes County School Based Health Centers
  • Mosaic Medical
  • Saving Grace
  • Kids Center
  • Family Resource Center
  • Goodwill
  • Sparrow Club
  • And More!




















The event will take place Thursday March 5, from 5-8 PM at the Redmond Proficiency Academy Hugh Hartman Campus 2105 West Antler Ave Redmond, OR 97756.


Find out more on their website, email Hillary Kirk or call 541.526.0882


February Event

Thank You 

We had a great turn out at the February celebration.  Thanks to everyone who turned out! We had donations from
Green Plow Coffee and a guest speaker from the
Deschutes County Public Library.  

We hope to see you next time!

Vista Volunteer

Welcome!- Get to know our new  Vista Volunteer, Karlene



Hello, I'm Karlene and I'm a new Americorps VISTA working with Housing Works and Families Forward.


I recently graduated from Michigan State University (Go Green!) with my Bachelor's in Human Development and Family Studies. After graduation I joined the Americorps VISTA program for a year of service and made the long drive from Michigan to Oregon.

My goals this year are to expand the Resident Service programs offered at the affordable housing communities owned by Housing Works.  I look forward to a wonderful year here in Central Oregon and to making a difference in peoples' lives.


email Karlene or call her 541.323.7419

Tax Time


More Tax info



Don't forget!


You can get help for free at the United Way/AARP free tax prep sites for households with annual income below $58,000.  They have locations in Bend, Redmond, La Pine and Warm Springs.  Check out the website for information about times, locations and what to bring. 



Tutor Home


Now Accepting Applications


Working towards buying a home in the future?  Still  tying up some loose ends?  The Tutor Home program may be a great tool.



  • Great Prineville location
  • Opportunity to prepare for home ownership  
  • A portion of rent goes into savings 
  • $800/month
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
  • 1,386 sq. ft.



To apply, complete and submit the  application to  Housing Works.  
For more information, contact Client Services Manager Kelly Fisher via email or phone  541 323 7411.



Party Time 


Join us at Bouncing Off the Wall!


Who: PATHWorks Participants

When: Sunday April 12, 2015 3-6 PM

Where: Bouncing Off the Wall 

1134 SE Centennial Ct, Bend, OR 97702


The PATHWorks leadership team has been working hard to bring the PATHWorks community together.  This April is your chance to join in the fun.  There will be food, family fun, and resources.




Contact us today to reserve your spot!


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Give Your Kids a Head-Start!


Head Start Enrollment! 


Give your child a head start!  Neighbor Impact has a number of great resources for kids and their parents  including  their Head Start and child care programs.  




The online application can be found at the Head Start Program Page.  Find English and Spanish forms and information about program requirements.  







Lesly Gonzalez

Voucher Program Manager       

541.323.7416     lgonzalez@housing-works.org 


Christi Solheim

Housing & Portability Specialist  

541.323.7403     csolheim@housing-works.org 


Stephanie Westendorf

Housing Specialist

541.323.7418     swestendorf@housing-works.org 


Emily Loza

Housing Quality Standards Inspector

541.323.7417     mloza@housing-works.org 

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Here's to everyone's success. Please feel free to contact the PATHWorks team with any questions you may have.  We are here to help you reach your goals! 


Your PATHWorks  Team

Kelly Fisher 541-323-7411 kfisher@housing-works.org

Client Services Manager

  Andy Hall 541-323-7413 ahall@housing-works.org

C lient Services Coordinator


Carly Garzon  541-323-7410 cgarzon@housing-works.org

Bilingual Client Services Coordinator

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