NEW COMMUNITY COALITION says “THANK YOU” for the community support that has allowed creative ideas and synergistic good works to bring to life projects and programs that will carry long into the future.

As the agency sunsets on December 31, 2017, it is important to recognize some of the successes of the collective of community members.

  • Q and A of Coos County (Queers and Allies support group with ongoing activities)
  • Four nonprofit workshops sponsored by Ford Institute providing training and extraordinary interaction across sectors
  • Homeless Summit which brought together nonprofit, business, civic, government, human services in search of solutions to this endemic issue
  • Moving Forward Committee work is ongoing with monthly meetings which provide organizational structure to offer quarterly in-person updates to the community of what is happening and new projects seeking involvement
  • Comprehensive Coos County Housing Study was an outgrowth of the Homeless Summit. Community stakeholders contributed time, energy and money toward this cause.  Funds have been raised (including a grant from Oregon Community Foundation) and this project is well underway.
  • Poverty Simulation helped more than 100 people deepen their understanding of what it means to live in poverty. The program will be offered to Coos Bay School District teachers and staff and Curry County Homeless Coalition

There is much to celebrate as we look back over the last two years.  As we look to the future, it becomes clear that New Community Coalition is not sustainable with the staff and volunteer structure. Rather than using the energy available to continue these efforts, New Community Coalition will discontinue activity on December 31, 2017.

The Staff and Board look forward to supporting ongoing projects and community movement.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve.

Feel free to contact me at or 541.297.9256.

Char Luther, Executive Director