At Charli, we believe strongly in equity in transportation electrification, which informs how and where we work. Below, get an in-depth look at some of the recent, incredible projects in which we were able to participate.
NxNE Health Center
North by Northeast Community Health Center (NxNE) is the only medical clinic in Oregon devoted to African American/Black Health. They exist to improve health outcomes and advance health equity by offering primary care services, health education and promotion focused on the African American/Black community.
NxNE also specializes in providing free to low-cost health care for low-income adults as well as care for chronic illnesses. They operate with evening hours, which allows working people to obtain care without missing work.
In order to support them in mobilizing their COVID response (literally and figuratively), we worked closely with NxNE to secure a grant and supply their workers with charging stations and an electric vehicle.
Clackamas Service Center
Clackamas Service Center (CSC) is an inclusive, trauma-informed "one-stop-shop" where north Clackamas and east Multnomah community members experiencing hunger and poverty can meet their basic needs, and connect with supportive services to help them take their next steps toward stability and self-sufficiency. Although the hub of their services is community nutrition support, they provide showers, a clothing closet, and resource navigation, as well as a wide range of other self-sufficiency services provided by partners, including medical care, dental care, behavioral and mental health care, transitional housing assistance, drug and alcohol treatment, assistance accessing public benefits, and other essential supports.
Before COVID, CSC operated a free shopping-style food pantry where members could “shop” for groceries just like at a regular store, in addition to hot meals served onsite six days a week in a cafe-like environment. Now CSC has flexed their service model to minimize the risk of contagion by delivering free, customizable grocery boxes containing ~2 weeks’ worth of food directly to members’ homes, and serving hot prepared meals to-go from their center.
To support and expand their ability to provide pantry delivery services, as well as to help address transportation needs for all recovery and self-sufficiency services, we worked intently with CSC to secure several electric SUVs and charging stations.