West County

The West County Family Literacy & HELP Center is located

at 351 SE Harney St., Newport

HELP Advocate: Cristina Simpson

Phone: 541-574-5824

Email: cristina.simpson@lincoln.k12.or.us

West County Volunteer Coordinator: Brenda Cabrera

Phone: 541-574-5824

Email: Brenda.Cabrera@lincoln.k12.or.us


West  County serves homeless students K-12 grades from the Newport area. Our HELP Center is located in the old Yaquina View Elementary building, in classrooms D, F, and G. Below are the various ways to help our homeless students. Contact Melissa Robinson, the West County Volunteer Coordinator at 541-574-5824 or melissa.robinson@lincoln.k12.or.us with questions or to begin the volunteer application process.  Thank you for caring about your community!

Volunteers are needed to support many of our programs:

Elementary, Middle, or High School at the HELP Center after school

LIFT (Learning Is Fun Together), parent/child program for ages 3-5


Clothing/Resource Closet at the HELP Center

Office Duties at HELP Center

Episodic Volunteer Opportunities:

Class, Club or Workshop Facilitator

Read & Feed Volunteer

Community Job Shadow Mentor

Fundraising/Special Events


Gift Certificates

Gift Baskets

Resource Donations

Snacks to give to the students in our programs

(Granola bars, fruit strips, crackers, apples, cheese sticks, etc.)

School-aged children’s clothes

(Winter items, hats, mittens, etc.)

Hygiene supplies

(Shampoo, toothpaste, feminine hygiene products, diapers, etc.)

Financial Donations

All funds directly benefit homeless youth

Checks can be mailed to:


351 SE Harney St.

Newport, Oregon 97365

  1. Cristina Simpson

    New HELP Advocate is Cristina Simpson. She can be reached at Cristina.Simpson@lincoln.k12.or.us or 541-574-5824

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