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ARK Project

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Our Mission:

The ARK Project is a CBSD school-based program providing basic needs, crisis intervention, advocacy, and essential support services to houseless children and youth, ages 0-21, and their families throughout Coos County, Oregon. Our drop-in center directly serves approximately 350 houseless families in Coos County every year.

If you or your family are living in:
  • An emergency or transitional shelter
  • A motel, RV Park, or campground
  • Your car, a park, the street or an abandoned building
  • Shared Housing with Others - due to economic hardship
  • Substandard Living Conditions -lacks utilities, infested with insects or mold; lacks a working kitchen or a working toilet; or may present unreasonable dangers to adults, children, or persons with disabilities.
  • Or unaccompanied minors in one of the living situations listed above
Then you may be qualified for:
  • Laundry services and showers
  • Emergency food pantry
  • Hygiene supplies
  • School supplies
  • Access to donated clothes
  • Tutoring & homework help
  • Assistance navigating community resources
  • Help with school fees only for students K-12th grade
  • Information & help with school transportation 

The ARK Project of Coos County:

The ARK Project strives to remove barriers preventing students from academic success through fostering self sufficiency and helping to provide basic needs. In the 2023-2024 school year, the ARK Project delivered Thanksgiving meals to families lacking in a fixed, regular, and adequate night-time residence. The ARK delivered over 500 backpacks and educational supplies to all the schools in the county, and over 650 holiday gifts to 136 at-risk kids. Additionally, the ARK Project collaborates with AYA (Alternative Youth Activities) to assist families in obtaining transitional housing, case management and other basic needs. The drop-in center is located at 817 South 10th Street, behind MHS between the wood-shop and drama lab.

Summer Hours: Tues-Wed. 1-5pm

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