Central Oregon Collective strives to make our passion for people a collective mission, regardless of their different abilities. We are committed to opening our hearts and “home” to enhance and further other worthy causes within our community and beyond. We create opportunities for individuals to live full and rich lives in community with others through our values of passion, mutual respect and generosity.
What is The Collective?
Established in 1985, we are a local 501c3, nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals with developmental/intellectual and/or physical disabilities, as well as other members of our community who experience barriers to full participation to community life, with a focus on support, quality of life, and community inclusion. Central Oregon Collective (formerly RAP) has six residential homes in beautiful Bend, Oregon. We also offer outstanding in-home support, and community inclusion services. Our Community Center houses our leadership and administrative teams, Outreach, Community Inclusion (CIP), and Vocational Programs. Our center also functions as a meeting place for all of our partners engaged with bettering life for Central Oregonians.
Central Oregon Collective’s new pride and joy, our beautiful 12,000+ sq ft, two-story office and program location is conveniently located on Bend’s ever-growing eastside. With its unique medieval look, it offers an eye-catching high pitched roof, arched windows and enchanting stone detail. Our ADA accessible facility boasts a full commercial kitchen, full bar, 75” smart screen TV will cable access, an inviting entry that leads to a grand banquet area, and much more…
As part of our mission for quality of life and inclusion for others regardless of their differences, Central Oregon Collective offers a Supported Living Program that allows individuals to live independently, with suitable support from our caring staff.
We all have to make a living…how about using your work-week to make a tangible, long-lasting difference in the lives of others? At the Central Oregon Collective, we appreciate and take extra-special care of our employees! Browse our current openings and lets see if there’s a fit…we’d love to have you as part of our family!
Our vision and goal is to embrace the mission that the many other stellar organizations in our area are committed to. There is strength in numbers, and the Central Oregon Collective invites you to join our team of partners, to increase all our efforts for the betterment of humankind in Central Oregon and beyond.
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” ~ Helen Keller