“Helping People. Changing Lives.”

Per current government guidelines, Congregate Meals and activities at all Senior Centers are cancelled until further notice. Take-out Meals and Delivery options are available. Please contact your local Senior Center for more information.

Rental Assistance
COVID-19 funding is available for Rental Assistance now. See our COVID-19 page for income limits. Contact your local senior center for more information and to schedule an appointment.

Utilities Assistance

COVID-19 funding for Utilities Assistance is available now. Contact your local Senior Center for more information and to schedule an appointment.

Seeking Board Member

If you live in Wallowa County, we may have a volunteer position for you. Candidate must be able to represent the needs of low-income persons. Contact Connie at 541-426-3840 for more information.

We are hiring!

Check out our current job openings for details.

Giving the blues the slip!
Our PEARLS program helps Seniors enhance their self-care, social interactions, and physical activities through free in-home counseling sessions. Call Kathy 541-963-3186 for more information.

Can't Afford Home Repairs?
Find out if you qualify for an interest-free construction loan. Call our Housing Rehab department 541-963-3186 for more information.

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The mission of Community Connection of Northeast Oregon, Inc. is to advocate for and assist senior citizens, children, low-income persons, and persons with disabilities in attaining basic human needs and in becoming more self-sufficient.

This will be accomplished by providing direct client services; stimulating a more efficient use of existing resources; broadening the available resource base; and providing decent, safe, sanitary and affordable housing for low and moderate income persons.


Senior Services

Community Connection has been designated as an Area Agency on Aging (AAA), one of 700 such agencies across the United States, committed to serving older individuals. We provide a comprehensive and coordinated range of services making it possible for each person to participate in the services of their choice. These services assist both the frail older person who can remain at home if they receive the right supports to those who are healthy and can benefit from the activities and socialization provided by community-based programs.


Change lives with your gift. Your generous contribution will help us serve the most vulnerable members of our communities.  Please donate now.

Meals on Wheels

A person aged 60 or over and the spouse of the person regardless of age or condition are eligible to receive home-delivered meals if one or the other is homebound by reason of illness, incapacitating disability or is otherwise isolated. Hot, nutritious noon meals are delivered up to five days per week. Frozen meals may be delivered for the weekends.
In some cases, meals may be delivered to individuals under the age of 60 if they receive Medicaid and if home-delivered meals are a part of their care plan.

Kids Club

La Grande’s Only Before and After School Childcare Center for Children Grades K-6.

It is with great sadness we deliver the news that Kids Club will be closing its doors June 2, 2020 at 5:30 pm.

Kids Club was created in September 1995.  The program is located at Riveria Activity Center and is open year round.  Transportation to and from school is provided. Program staff consists of highly trained teachers.  Kids Club meets all Oregon daycare center licensing regulations.

School Year Hours: 7:00-8:30 AM & 2:30-5:30 PM, Monday through Friday.   Summer Hours: 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM, Monday through Friday

On January 31, 1969, Community Connection was designated as a Community Action Agency (CAA), part of President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty.

Today, more than 1,000 CAAs blanket the country and Community Connection’s work continues. Core community action programs include weatherization, energy assistance, housing assistance, and food banks but we are much more. We provide linkages and coordination to bring communities together, developing new services as community needs change.

Community Connection explores all opportunities and resources to achieve our goal of “Helping People, Changing Lives!”

Northeast Oregon Food Bank

Community Connection distributes food to 18 agencies in Union, Wallowa, Baker, and Grant counties where families in need receive a food box or a hot meal.

Community Partners

Contact Us

2802 Adams Avenue
La Grande, OR 97850
Tel: (541) 963-3186
Fax: (541) 963-3187

711 (Relay) is Available for all Locations