Santiam Service Integration

Santiam Service Integration serves as a safety net by facilitating resources and information for individuals and families. The program is designed to coordinate community providers and services to identify needs, find solutions, and avoid duplication of services. We are actively seeking our partners to include local school districts, law enforcement, local and state governments, faith communities, businesses, non-profits, early childhood providers, community volunteers, and other interested parties. Together, we can share resources and work efficiently and effectively to benefit those most in need.

North Santiam School District, Santiam Canyon School District, Cascade School District, and Scio School District are part of the Santiam Service Integration’s geographical service area.


What Is Service Integration?

The purpose of the Service Integration Program is to facilitate collaboration among community partners to provide coordinated resources and information for individuals and families. These are agency and community partners expediting solutions by matching resources to clearly defined needs, while avoiding duplication of services.

Service Integration is a partnership between Santiam Hospital, school districts, faith groups, non-profits, social service agencies, local clubs, government agencies, businesses, and community members. The Service Integration Teams will meet monthly to network, share resources, discuss local needs, and find solutions. Each team will be unique to its community.

How Can I Learn More Information?
If you are interested in learning more about Service Integration in the Santiam Region please contact the Service Integration Coordinator Kimberly Dwyer at 503-769-9319 or email She can add you to the email list in order to stay informed of meeting reminders, team member funding requests, and the Service Integration meeting recaps.

Team Photos


Santiam Canyon


North Santiam 

Recent Press Releases

Melissa Baurer, Director of Disaster Services and Community Engagement speaks to Michael Livingston with Mid Valley Cast.

“Service Integration is about action. It’s about getting things done. And not being afraid to voice concerns and to challenge the current system and ask questions about why it’s done that way.” Those principles have guided Melissa’s work in the Santiam Canyon since 2017, when she and Santiam Hospital & Clinics established area Service Integration teams. After wildfire swept through the Canyon on Labor Day 2020, destroying farms, businesses and hundreds of homes, her teams were well prepared to respond with disaster relief coordination and case management — services not available from FEMA or the Red Cross. As the Canyon’s recovery moves into the long term, the work of Service Integration continues.

Contact Information

Kimberly Dwyer

Service Integration Coordinator

Phone: 503-769-9319


1401 N 10th Avenue
Stayton, OR 97383

Meet The Santiam Service Integration Coordinator

Kim grew up in Salem, Oregon where she attended South Salem High School.  She then went on to attend Western Oregon University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology.  Kim has lived in Stayton for the past 20 years.  Prior to her role as Santiam Service Integration Coordinator, she worked for Polk County and was a Juvenile Probation Officer for 24 years.  Kim loves the community here and feels fortunate to be able to live and work in the same area.

Santiam Service Integration Year-End Event

The Santiam Service Integration Program gathers at the end of each academic year to highlight the successes through each of the communities as well as an opportunity to connect as an entire program.  At the Year End Event, we celebrate one team member who has demonstrated what Service Integration stands for on a day-to-day basis.  They go the extra mile to make sure the program remains true to the model.  2019-2020 Year Colleen Bradford with ODHS Self Sufficiency was awarded and then for 2021-2022, Annette Jensen with Marion County Health and Human Services was awarded this title.

Santiam Service Integration Members

Basic Funding Guidelines

Service Integration Team dollars are intended to meet an immediate one time need that achieves a measurable outcome towards health, wellness, and/or self-sufficiency. Santiam Service Integration funds are a last resort when all other community resources have been accessed or unavailable.

The online request form is intended for community partners and service providers only. If you are needing assistance with a personal need please contact The Salvation Army (503-585-6688) or Marion County Resource Center (503-399-9080 ext. 4021).

Measurable Outcomes

Service Integration funds should be focused on meeting needs that can provide some measurable outcome (whether big or small).

Funding Process

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Funding Guidelines

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Our Funding Partners

SCIO School District