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Resource guide available for Sisters

A self-help resource guide for Sisters Country is now available.

The vision for the Sisters Country Resource Guide began back in 2016 and was inspired by NeighborImpact’s “Answer Book,” a self-help guide to agencies and services in Crook, Deschutes, and Jefferson Counties.

Thanks to a collaboration between Citizens4Community (C4C), Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council (COIC), Xpress Printing, and some dedicated locals, the guide is finally here for the community. It is organized into sections for housing, food access, services, and general resources. It’s broken down further with subsections like childcare, legal services, and pets, and also includes information for things like applying for housing vouchers, food bank days and times, and free or discounted services that aren’t widely advertised.

There are waterproof copies available for neighbors vulnerable to the elements. Translated copies are also available for Spanish-speaking community members. The next version will come out in early 2022 and will be updated yearly to ensure it accurately reflects available resources.

You can find copies at Circle of Friends, Family Access Network (FAN), the Farmer’s Market (seasonally), Kiwanis, the library, Sisters Park & Recreation District (SPRD), and Wellhouse Market. They are also available through the Forest Service, local law enforcement, and on the Sisters Community website at

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