By Tom Henderson • Staff Writer • 

YCAP responds to pandemic

The staff at Yamhill Community Action Partnership are continuing to provide services for the homeless and other disadvantaged people, though some will be supplied at a distance.

Most in-person group meetings and activities at the main office at 1317 N.E. Dustin Court have been cancelled, YCAP Executive Director Alexandra Hendgen said.

While the office remains open, many services are available online, she said. People can request shelter by submitting requests at

YCAP’s youth drop-in center in Newberg similarly remains open at 719 E. First St. to offer a haven from young people fleeing abuse, violence, neglect, exploitation and harassment.

However, Hendgen said the center may have limited capacity. Anyone heading to the center should first call 503-538-8023.

“YCAP is committed to serving clients safely and efficiently,” Hendgen said. “As the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic unfolds, YCAP is coordinating with public health authorities, taking our cue from federal, state and local officials well versed in epidemiology.”

She said YCAP staffers will base their decisions on information from trusted government and medical websites.

“At this time, YCAP has developed response plans and alternative ways to access services that incorporate best practices of social distancing, hygiene and other protocols to prevent the spread of the virus,” she said.

These plans include regularly cleaning and disinfecting of YCAP locations and vehicles.

Regular updates will be posted on Facebook at

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