The Corvallis Daytime Drop-in Center (CDDC) is a vital, daytime resource and navigation hub in the Corvallis, OR area serving individuals experiencing homelessness and poverty. Our goal is to reduce the social exclusion, stigma, and isolation that so often comes with being poor. We are structured around a community-first model that believes every person, regardless of identity or status, deserves to be treated with care and dignity—as well as given space to share their voice, perspective, and experience. Beyond meeting people’s basic needs, our mission is to provide dignified assistance and advocacy, offer opportunities for building community and social networks, and support individuals’ welfare and rehabilitation across emergency, transitional, and ongoing life circumstances.
CDDC is a 501(c)(3) organization with a long history of serving the tri-county community. Originally, CDDC was a peer-run center known as The Circle of Hope established to provide socialization for people with psychiatric disabilities. Over time we evolved to serve those most in need, including people who are chronically marginalized due to poverty, homelessness, mental health disabilities, and substance use disorders. Today, we continue to expand on our legacy of providing high quality, culturally sensitive services that promote inclusion, community-building, activism, and wellness.
CDDC is an organization on the front lines doing high impact social justice work. Due in large part to systemic barriers and injustices, our guests face substantial social disparities that involve co-occurring behavioral health disabilities, substance use disorders, transition from incarceration, lack of access to education, and generational poverty often presenting in the form of chronic homelessness. Our work intervenes in social systems created to oppress and further ostracize people already situated on the margins of life. Our work likewise helps to improve our entire community as we strive to educate and inform more privileged individuals about poverty and bridge the divide between those who are housed and unhoused.
CDDC employs healing-centered engagement, harm reduction, and trauma-informed care practices in our work every single day. We are also deeply invested in providing services that are always just and equitable. Our diverse Board, staff, and volunteer supporters show our commitment to inclusion and the centering of people who are most marginalized in our community, like individuals with physical or mental health disabilities, those on an addiction or recovery journey, trans* people, and people of color. The composition of folks who work and volunteer at CDDC directly reflects the diverse community we aim to serve.
Of equal importance, our guests are key drivers of our services. As a grassroots organization that supports many clients with disabilities, we ascribe to the disability rights ethos “nothing about us without us.” We collaborate with guests to empower them and increase their self-advocacy, and as we do, their collaboration helps shape CDDC in all kinds of remarkable ways. We are grateful and humbled by partnership with our guests.
Allison Hobgood (she/her/hers)
Basic Needs Navigator
Anne Snell (they/them/theirs)
Ellie Ruble (she/her/hers)
Homeless Employment Launching Program (HELP) Coordinator
Sarah Ligon (she/her/hers)
Project Action Office Manager
Rick Kleinosky (he/him/his)
Street Outreach and Response Team (SORT) Coordinator
Maddie Bean (she/her/hers)
Frontline Community Wellness
Hezz Franklin (no pronouns)
CDDC Support Staff
Marie Palmer (she/her/hers)
Data and Information Coordinator
Val Goodness (she/her/hers)
CDDC Board of Directors
Aleita Hass-Holcombe, President
Grant Carlin, Vice President
Rick Kleinosky, Secretary
Vicki Meyer, Treasurer