Social Services For Youth & Children

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Dougy Center

Project: Operating Support for Childhood Bereavement Program

Year: 2023 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Portland, OR

This grant will fund grief support groups for youth ages 3-18 years after the death of a parent/caregiver or sibling in Portland Metro through 79 biweekly support groups providing direct service to more than 2,600 individuals every year.

Family Access Network Foundation

Project: FAN Advocate Services in Central Oregon

Year: 2020 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Bend, OR

FAN typically serves over 9,000 struggling children and families every year. Funds from the Lamb Foundation will provide 100 of these children with the essential resources they need in order to thrive in school.

Family Building Blocks

Project: OARN: Improving Services for At-Risk Children and Families in Oregon

Year: 2011 Grant Amount: $8,000 Location: Salem, OR

Funding for formal organizing of the Oregon Association of Relief Nurseries into a separate legal entity that can act on behalf of all relief nurseries.  In effect, these funds freed up money to be used for direct services, while at the same time developing an organization that is able to educate and act on behalf of all relief nurseries, therefore strengthening the individual relief nurseries and allowing them to provide better service.

Family Building Blocks

Project: Therapeutic Playgrounds

Year: 2017 Grant Amount: $15,000 Location: Salem, OR

The playground is considered an extension of the therapeutic classroom and stimulates young brains and helps develop fine and large motor skills. This project will serve children considered at high-risk for child abuse and neglect in Marion County.


Family Building Blocks

Project: General Operations

Year: 2021 Grant Amount: $20,000 Location: Salem, OR

To support the work of this relief nursery as they navigate the pandemic and continue to serve at-risk children and their families to prevent child abuse and neglect, and keep children safely with their families.

Family Nurturing Center

Project: Parent/Baby Support Group

Year: 2013 Grant Amount: $15,000 Location: Medford, OR

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

Project: Continuing the Phoenix Satellite Playground Project

Year: 2018 Grant Amount: $5,000 Location: Medford, OR

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 Nurturing Center

Project: Phoenix Satellite Playground Project

Year: 2017 Grant Amount: $15,000 Location: Medford, OR

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

Project: Classroom & Family Support

Year: 2021 Grant Amount: $15,000 Location: Medford, OR

Operational support for the Family Nurturing Center (FNC) Farm & Food Extended Classroom Program supporting 50 at-risk children and their families by offering class and family trips to the FNC operated farm, 50 food boxes monthly to families, and transportation. Family Nurturing Center is a child abuse and neglect prevention and intervention program serving high-risk Jackson County families with children.

Family Relief Nursery

Project: Infrastructure Expansion

Year: 2011 Grant Amount: $8,000 Location: Cottage Grove, OR

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 Relief Nursery

Project: Child Abuse Prevention Services

Year: 2012 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Cottage Grove, OR

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.

Lifeworks NW

Project: Family Stepping Stones, General Operations

Year: 2011 Grant Amount: $15,000 Location: Gladstone, OR

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 Tree Relief Nursery

Project: Nursery-center based therapeutic early childhood program

Year: 2014 Grant Amount: $15,000 Location: Albany, OR

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.


Project: FareStart Youth Culinary Training Program

Year: 2015 Grant Amount: $15,000 Location: Seattle, WA

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

Project: Increase Commodity Donations by One Million Pounds

Year: 2012 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Salem, OR

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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