March 2023

Family Access Network General Operating Support

Family Access Network offers assistance, possibility and hope to Central Oregon families in need by connecting them with crucial resources that will help children flourish in school and in life.

Family Access Network General Operating Support
Grant Date:
March 2023
Grant Value:

Family Access Network – Central Oregon

Family Access Network (FAN) is unique to Central Oregon in two ways. First, FAN has created and maintains a network of health and social service providers, schools, businesses, community organizations and individuals who collaborate to ensure children receive the services they need most. Second, FAN provides advocates throughout Central Oregon including Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson counties. FAN advocates are hired by the schools as service brokers who link children and families to critical social support services in the community. Working with a dedicated advocate, a child or parent is referred for dental work, job opportunities, clothing, rent assistance, childcare support, health insurance, and more. Since its inception, FAN has proven itself to be an extremely successful program and model.

Many families in these communities struggle to make it day to day. Inadequate housing, hunger, health and mental health problems and unemployment all contribute to an ongoing cycle of poverty. FAN connects families with the services they need to move past road blocks so that their children can stay in school and benefit from the advantages of a good education. FAN’s comprehensive network of services available in Central Oregon makes it extremely effective. FAN Advocates improve the lives of nearly 8,000 children and family members throughout Central Oregon each year.

The JTMF Foundation is proud to help support children and families in Central Oregon and the amazing work being done by FAN.