Share the Plate Recipient for September 2018 is Mano a Mano

Mano a Mano is one of the oldest Latino or Immigrant-led community based organizations in Oregon’s Mid-Willamette Valley. Our mission is to provide opportunities for our clients to gain knowledge and skills for self-sufficiency; and to increase access to education and health care.  We see ourselves not as service providers, but as being in service to the community.

Our vision is for our region to be a community of justice where families are strong, safe, and nurturing, and where children thrive.

Our work aims to impact four major issue areas – Basic Needs; Self-Sufficiency; Emergent Community Issues; Community Health & Safety – in ways that are achievable, measurable, and cost effective. These areas have been selected based on client needs and their feedback.

Basic Needs
Addressing the quality and level of the individual’s or family’s access to health, food, shelter and safety.

Not only working toward financial stability, but also the pursuit of one’s growth as a person (self-actualization) and as a member of a community.

Emergent Community Issues
Addressing community wide issues that impact the safety, health or general wellbeing of all or large segments of the community.

Community Health & Safety
Promoting healthy behaviors and engagement in the community.