Mount Vernon Pool Pass Scholarships

Southeast Linn Community Center is offering scholarships for Mount Vernon pool passes for those with financial need. Scholarships are available to residents of the Lisbon and Mount Vernon school districts. A limited number of scholarships are available. Sign up opens Friday, April 16th and continues until scholarship funds are depleted. No early sign-ups or holds will be accepted. Beginning the 16th, scholarship request forms can be completed online at or paper copies will be available at 108 S. Washington St in Lisbon during SELCC open hours, 9-4 Monday-Friday. Paper applications can also be left in the SELCC drop box outside of business hours. Scholarships will cover 80% of the cost and recipients will be responsible for 20%, which must be paid at the time of application. Payments may be made via credit card, cash (exact amount only) or check. Call 319-455-2844 with questions. Donations to this scholarship fund are also welcome. Please indicate “pool pass fund” when making a donation.

Welcome Kristen!

We are excited to announce the newest addition to our team. Kristen Bellamy started as our Administrative Coordinator this week. She joins Rhonda, Client Services Coordinator, and Nicole, Executive Director. Kristen is a Mount Vernon resident who has volunteered for SELCC and we are thrilled to have her on board as staff!

Drive Through Food Pantry

The FFT Committee along with SELCC are sponsoring a Drive Through Food Pantry For Mt. Vernon & Lisbon Community Members
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 4:00pm-7:00pm @Washington Elementary, Mt. Vernon

Please plan to stay in your car and pull up along the curb at Washington Elementary. Volunteers will put food boxes into your car. Please do not exit your vehicle. If you are unable to attend the drive through pantry during these hours, contact Kate Stanton at ​​ to arrange delivery.

SELCC Updates

In order to ensure the safety of our clients, volunteers and staff, SELCC’s building remains closed to the public.  Our essential services (weekly food pantry, senior meals) continue by delivery. We are also allowing ‘shopping’ in Freestyle Clothing Closet by appointment only. While we are still physically distanced, our staff is always here to serve your needs. Phones are staffed Monday-Friday 9-4. Please give us a call if we can help you.

SELCC Summer Challenge

Have a student entering 4th-7th grade? Sign them up for this summer’s adapted version of our FREE After School Cafe. Twice a week we’ll have opportunities for students to pick up snack bags, and take-home activity kits based on the week’s theme. Our After School Coordinator will also offer online demonstrations and other resources related to the themes. Help your student fill the long summer days! (Activities will be geared to this age group but younger siblings can also participate.) Register here  or call 455-2844 for more information.

Happy Earth Day!

Today is a perfect day to kick off our Community Garden project for 2020! This year we are expanding to 3 gardens and we need your help. In partnership with the LBC in Mount Vernon and local Master Gardeners, we’re adding 12 raised bed gardens at the LBC. We’ll continue our traditional vegetable garden near the Lisbon Rehab Center and add a butterfly garden outside of the sunroom at that facility, for the residents to enjoy. 

So if you need to get out of your house, find a task to calm your anxieties, or just want to do a good deed for the community, this is for you! We’ll be adhering to all social distancing guidelines by scheduling volunteers at separate times or in family groups only. Volunteers are welcome to bring their own tools, or we will have cleaning supplies on hand to disinfect tools between uses. 

In the last two years we’ve raised 1500 pounds of vegetables for our food pantry clients and community members. With your help, we can continue to fight hunger and promote healthy eating here in Lisbon and Mount Vernon. 

Please click here if you are interested in volunteering.  Thank you!



Changes at SELCC re: COVID 19

In order to minimize risk for the vulnerable populations we serve, SELCC is making the following changes effective Monday, March 16th:

  • SELCC will be open BY APPOINTMENT ONLY 9-4 Monday-Friday. Staff will be available by email or phone at 455-2844, or

  • Congregate dining is canceled. Meals on Wheels delivery will continue, and will include congregate diners.

  • All activities are canceled (Breakfast & Bingo, Lunch & a Movie)

  • Food pantry items are still available for pick-up or delivery. Food pantry clients should call or email to schedule their pick-up or delivery.

  • Senior Transportation will still be offered pending volunteer availability.

  • The After School Cafe will be closed March 16-20 during Spring Break.

We know this is a challenging time for many in our community. If you have concerns about an elderly neighbor or family member, please call so we can assist them. We know many households may face economic uncertainty as various industries are impacted. If you are in need of food assistance please contact us at any time. We anticipate increased use of our pantry in the upcoming weeks. If you’d like to help us meet this need, you can make a secure donation via our website.

Thank you for your help in keeping our vulnerable populations healthy!