The Commission on Children and Families is committed to stimulate a community response to the needs of children and families, and to build on their strengths in ways that will assist them in their efforts to develop healthy, stable and productive lives.
In order to do this we:
Provides a safe place for children before and after school, which includes educationally enriching and developmentally appropriate activities.
Volunteers who advocate for the best interest of the children who are involved in the child protective services system.
Assists non-delinquent, acting-out or withdrawn youth and their families in acquiring the basic resources, natural and agency supports and life skills they may need to achieve optimal individual and family functioning.
Provides early intervention for families with children who have been accused or are at risk of child abuse and neglect that focuses on building successful and resilient children, strengthening family skills of parents or caregivers and preserving families. Services will include therapeutic early childhood education programs, home visitation and parent education and support.
Offers Parent Co-operative preschool for kids ages 3-4. Other services include, parent/child toddler playgroups, parenting education classes, ESD speech articulation classes for preschoolers, Positive Youth activities and skill development, local outreach for county and State services, Information and Referral, Youth Services Team, and Northwest Medical Teams Dental Van Clinic that offers free dental services.
A voluntary program of in-home visits to families, prenatally or shortly after birth. Basic service includes voluntary screening and a Welcome Baby visit with information and a gift for the family from the community. A family interview and assessment identifies the need for voluntary intensive home visit service, parenting support and education. Linking and coordination of services for parents with a child up to age five. http://www.co.linn.or.us/health/public_health/ph-healthy-start.htm
Targets elementary and middle school age youth to provide them with the skills for healthy decision-making, social skills, and tobacco, alcohol and other drug awareness.
Provides intensive, integrated service coordination and case management in the home and in pregnant and parenting support and education groups in the townships and rural areas of Linn County. Targeted population is pregnant and parenting families with children, newborn to 4 years of age.
Improves childcare accessibility and quality through training, technical assistance, and connection to resources for childcare providers; and referral to community resources for families & childcare providers.
The goals of the Commission are to:
Call (541) 967-3823 or Toll free: 1-800-304-7468
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308 Broadalbin St SW
Albany, OR 97321
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