Social Services For Youth & Children


Family Nurturing Center

Grant Amount: $15,000
Project: Parent/Baby Support Group
Year: 2013
Location: Medford, OR
About:

Family Nurturing Center is Jackson County’s Children’s Relief Nursery, a community-based non-profit child abuse and neglect prevention and intervention program.  The overall goal of Parent/Baby Group is to promote secure parent-child attachment and help parents understand child development and the needs of infants.  General family support and stabilization is also a focus.  Specific objectives include improving parent-child relationships, increasing the use of healthy parenting strategies, and decreasing the prevalence of child maltreatment.  Parents and their babies attend a once weekly session facilitated by one of the Family Nurturing Center’s therapists, and receive two home visits per month by the same therapist.



Family Nurturing Center

Grant Amount: $15,000
Project: Phoenix Satellite Playground Project
Year: 2017
Location: Medford, OR
About:

Grant allows completion of the extended outdoor classroom and building the natural playscape. This project serves  children at high risk of abuse and neglect and provides an extension of the therapeutic classroom.



Family Nurturing Center F18

Grant Amount: $5,000
Project: Continuing the Phoenix Satellite Playground Project
Year: 2018
Location: Medford, OR
About:

This proposal supports the completion of our outdoor extended classroom at our Phoenix satellite location. This space will inform our work, innovatively changing the way in which we can support children aged 2-5 at high risk of abuse and neglect.

Due to unforeseen challenges, the cost of the project funded in 2017 increased.  This is an additional grant given with the hope of covering some, if not all, of the overages so that the children will have a safe place to play and learn outdoors all year.



Family Relief Nursery

Grant Amount: $10,000
Project: Child Abuse Prevention Services
Year: 2012
Location: Cottage Grove, OR
About:

This grant allows Family Relief Nursery to continue to serve the increased need for child abuse prevention services in South Lane and North Douglas counties, providing adequate staffing levels to meet that need.  The Relief Nursery model seeks to stop the cycle of child abuse and neglect through intervention that strengthens parents, builds successful and resilient children, and preserves families by offering comprehensive and integrated support services.



Family Relief Nursery

Grant Amount: $8,000
Project: Infrastructure Expansion
Year: 2011
Location: Cottage Grove, OR
About:

The economy crash had a particularly potent affect on this area, resulting in experiencing a tidal wave of need.  Family Relief Nursery decided the best way to address this need was to increase staff time from 3/4 to full time and to add a Program Manager.  These moves have made an enormous, positive difference.  They have been able to provide much better service, and staff are more effective for the children who come from families experiencing an average of 18.5 risk factors, including such things as homelessness, abuse and food insecurity.



Family Stepping Stones, General Operations

Grant Amount: $15,000
Project: General Operations
Year: 2011
Location: Gladstone, OR
About:

Supporting the comprehensive family support services that Family Stepping Stones provides to families who are highly at risk for abuse and neglect, working to strengthen the family, keep families together and support proper development of the family’s young children.



Family Stepping Stones, Operation 8

Grant Amount: $10,000
Project: Family Stepping Stones Start-Up "Operation 8"
Year: 2010
Location: Gladstone, OR
About:

This grant helped to enable Family Stepping Stones to open their first two therapeutic classrooms for eight highly at-risk children each in a temporary location.  Although they had a building that was being prepared as part of the Gladstone Center for Children and Families, there were children and families needing service before the building was ready. This grant helped Family Stepping Stones to provide needed services ahead of the opening of their permanent site.



Family Tree Relief Nursery

Grant Amount: $15,000
Project: Nursery-center based therapeutic early childhood program
Year: 2014
Location: Albany, OR
About:

With the objective to strengthen families and prevent child abuse, the Therapeutic Early Childhood Program provides a combination of center-based and home-based developmental learning experiences for children ages 2 through 5 and provides healing emotional support for the children and their families.



FareStart

Grant Amount: $15,000
Project: FareStart Youth Culinary Training Program
Year: 2015
Location: Seattle, WA
About:

The new FareStart Youth Culinary Program will enroll 40 – 80 students between the ages of 16 – 24 who are currently not enrolled in school or employed, and living below the poverty line in 2016. The program is a partnership with the Seattle Interagency School and will provide students job training, education and job placement or further education services all while providing wrap-around support.



Farmers Ending Hunger

Grant Amount: $10,000
Project: $5,000 Website Enhancement, $5,000 Transportation or direct food procurement operations
Year: 2010
Location: Salem, OR
About:

The objective of this project is to enhance the Farmers Ending Hunger web site to the point of making it an effective marketing and fundraising tool.  By adding personal stories about the farmers who contribute, it helps to illustrate  what Farmers Ending Hunger is doing.  By adding online donation capabilities, fundraising can be enhanced, adding to the sustainability of this important organization that donates food and processing to the Oregon Food Bank.  Half of the grant was directed to transportation or general operations, as there are many hidden costs involved in getting  food from farmers to the Oregon Food Bank where it can be used.

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Farmers Ending Hunger

Grant Amount: $10,000
Project: Maximizing Web Site Communication Potential
Year: 2009
Location: Salem, OR
About:

The numbers of people needing assistance from the Oregon Food Bank Network are increasing daily.  The mission of Farmers Ending Hunger to add more high quality food to the network is more critical than ever.  The Farmers Ending Hunger website is a powerful tool for maximizing name recognition and increasing donations, making it possible to fulfill that mission to get more food into Oregon Food Bank Network.  This grant paid for adding individual stories of many of the contributing farmers to the web site.  Farmers Ending Hunger is hoping that when people come to the website and can read about the farmers who contribute their crops so that Oregonians in need can be fed, they will be inspired to donate or “Adopt an Acre”.

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Farmers Ending Hunger, Increase Commodity Donations by One Million Pounds

Grant Amount: $10,000
Project: Increase Commodity Donations by One Million Pounds
Year: 2012
Location: Salem, OR
About:

The mission of Farmers Ending Hunger (FEH) is to eliminate hunger in Oregon by increasing the amount of high quality food available to hungry local communities through a partnership of farmers, food processors, Oregon Food Bank and the public.  This grant will support the initiation of a farmer and rancher recruitment effort that will result in an additional one million pounds of high quality food products delivered to Oregon Food Bank.  Grower meetings will be held in three locations throughout the state concentrating on three identified commodities.  We have targeted onions in Malheur County, potatoes in the Columbia Gorge and vegetables in the Willamette Valley as high priority commodities.  We implemented a public awareness campaign in 2011 that has resulted in significant increases in donors and cash donations from both businesses and individuals.  The increased awareness has positioned us to now concentrate on expanding the number of farmers and ranchers who donate and this greatly increases the amount of products delivered to Oregon Food Bank.

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First Call Families dba Responder Life

Grant Amount: $10,000
Project: General Operations & Family Escape Camps
Year: 2009
Location: Sandy, OR
About:

The resources of Responder Life are focused on marriage strengthening, child rearing, post traumatic stress management, personal finance, and addiction recovery.  Sadly, the consistent high stress of these careers have a profound impact on first responders and their families.  The repetitive exposure to physical risk and its consequent hyper vigilance contributes to the critically high divorce rates, higher than normal suicide, alcoholism, substance abuse, and family violence.  Family Escape Camps give first responder families time to be together, learn new skills of coping, and to relax away from their highly stressful jobs.



Fish Emergency Services, Inc.

Grant Amount: $8,000
Project: Food Purchases and General Operations in support of the food program
Year: 2009
Location: Portland, OR
About:

Fish provides a variety of services to families, seniors, persons with disabilities, and the homeless, including: emergency food boxes; access to fresh produce, clothing and household goods; assistance with utility bills; info & referral, mentoring & holiday programs.  Fish fosters the spirit of dignity, independence, and self sufficiency in the clients it serves.   Fish operates under the commandment to “love thy neighbor as thyself” and operates according to neighbors helping neighbors to help themselves.



Friends of Explorer Post 58

Grant Amount: $10,000
Project: Teen Outreach Program
Year: 2017
Location: Portland, OR
About:

Connects Portland area teenagers with challenging outdoor and wilderness adventures to include a much broader demographic of students. The grant will make financial assistance available to broaden diversity and scope of the organization to an estimated 20-30 students who otherwise might not be able to participate.

 

 


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