Social Services For Youth & Children

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Family Building Blocks

Grant Amount: $20,000
Project: General Operations
Year: 2021
Location: Salem, OR
About:

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

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: $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 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

Grant Amount: $15,000
Project: Classroom & Family Support
Year: 2021
Location: Medford, OR
About:

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

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 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.



Lifeworks NW

Grant Amount: $15,000
Project: Family Stepping Stones, 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 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: 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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Financial Beginnings Oregon

Grant Amount: $15,000
Project: We will provide free financial education to 23,000 young people, 51-75% of whom will come from low-income backgrounds.
Year: 2020
Location: Portland, OR
About:

We will provide free financial education to 23,000 young people, 51-75% of whom will come from low-income backgrounds.  These programs will provide low-income youth with education and training that will help them meet financial challenges like the one we face with COVID-19. They will also help them understand important financial concepts, make healthy, proactive financial choices, and set and achieve long-term financial goals.



FISH Vancouver

Grant Amount: $10,000
Project: Volunteer Coordinator + PPE
Year: 2021
Location: Vancouver, WA
About:

Provides 11 weeks salary plus Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for a of Volunteer Coordinator, a much-needed position due to COVID-19 and the change in volunteers.  During the time of this grant, FISH will provide emergency food to 9,625 people – many first-time visitors – in Clark County’s poorest neighborhoods. About 30% of clients are children; 21% are elderly.



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.

 

 



Girls Incorporated of Northwest Oregon

Grant Amount: $10,000
Project: Afterschool Girl Empowerment programs for Portland-area girls
Year: 2013
Location: Portland, OR
About:

Girls, Inc. of NW Oregon will bring Girls Group programming to girls in Multnomah and Washington Counties.  Participating girls are between the ages of 6 and 18 and represent the following racial/ethnic groups: Latina 30%, Black/African American 17%, White 24%, Native American 7%, Mixed Race 11%, Other/Unknown 7%.  Girls Groups cover three of the Girls Inc. curricula in three eight-week terms, meeting for 90 minutes weekly over a given school year.  Each curriculum is broken out into age-appropriate modules.  Girls Inc. anticipates the following outcomes: 65% of participants increase or maintain high levels of self-confidence, knowledge of subject matter and pro-social behaviors.  Girls Inc. Girls Group provides a one-of-a-kind, researched, gender-specific experiential educational opportunity for Portland area girls.


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