We believe that having access to basic necessities, passionate advocates and wrap around services is essential to the success of anyone experiencing houselessness. We specialize in Program Development to address gaps of services that we identify in our local social service system. We owe our success to the community.
Marci Baker joined the Coastal Support Services team in 2022, is a local business owner, has been on the Lincoln City Planning Commission since 2019 and Graduated from Taft High School in 2007. Marci has a passion for helping people through Food and has donated thousands of dollars for feeding efforts all the way through COVID-19 and the Echo Mountain Fire in 2020.
Jeannette Hardin has served Lincoln County since 2008 thru AmeriCorps and Lincoln County school district - H.E.L.P. Center; liaison with Family Promise, My Safe Place, Driftwood Library, Backpack for Kids, Lincoln City Food Pantry, Congregational Church of LC and others. Ventured out to Oceana Family Literacy, Neighbors for Kids (Kids Zo
Jeannette Hardin has served Lincoln County since 2008 thru AmeriCorps and Lincoln County school district - H.E.L.P. Center; liaison with Family Promise, My Safe Place, Driftwood Library, Backpack for Kids, Lincoln City Food Pantry, Congregational Church of LC and others. Ventured out to Oceana Family Literacy, Neighbors for Kids (Kids Zone), Lincoln County Housing Authorities, Red Cross/C.E.R.T. are just to name a few. Once employed at Congregational Church of L.C. in 2011, Administrative Assistant, I became an Outreach Ministry Advocate on the side for much of the same agencies mentioned above and now serving few more of the Coastal Support Services non-profit agencies partners as well. As of 2022, I was appointed to Coastal Support Service board member. I can’t be more proud and so excited to finally see a long time Central Coastal community dream supporting All Worthy Non-Profit agencies coming together as one big rolling wheel turning for those In-Need during times in need for all ages.
Amanda Cherryholmes Co-Founded Coastal Support Services in December of 2019 with late Lynn Rudstrom. She was born in Huntington Beach, California but has spent most of her life on the Oregon Coast.
In 2016, she became the Program Director for Lincoln City Warming Shelter and in 2017 created, developed and implemented a Case Management Program that had a sustained 83% success rate over a two year period. Amanda's passion is derived from her personal experiences of growing up with a father who struggled with substance abuse as well as participating in humanitarian efforts throughout her entire childhood.
She believes in helping people at their level and feels that love is the key to helping a person achieve success. As she likes to say "Helping others in need is a beautiful thing."
Sharon Padilla grew up in the Chicago suburb of Palentine, Illinois and had the seed of helping the homeless planted when her father began the tradition of bringing a homeless man to the table for Thanksgiving every year.
Later in life, Sharon found herself as a young single mother with two children and often found herself eating at a mission or standing in line at the local food bank and experienced what the kindness of strangers could really look like.
In 2015, she began volunteering at the Lincoln City Warming Shelter and it didn't take her long to figure out that helping others is where she belonged. All the events that happened in her life became training for the work that she does today. Every time she helps a homeless person, she feels as if she is returning the favors that were granted to her. Her favorite motto is that "A little bit of love goes a long way."