How We Help

Our Outcomes

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2014-2015 Milestones

Numbers Served
Total children served:  293 (Deschutes County 179, Jefferson County 95, Crook County 19)
Total clients served:  675 children and family members

Risk Factors
90% of children in our therapeutic classroom program came from families living at or below the federal poverty level
87% of families self-identified as extremely stressed
71% of parents and 41% of children were dealing with mental health issues
24% of families were homeless

100% of children were screened to assess their level of social, emotional, and cognitive development
98% of children enrolled in our program remained free from confirmed cases of abuse and neglect
74% of families showed improvement in parenting skills and family functioning
25% of Enhanced Visitation Service Program families were reunified

The Relief Nursery Model Is A Solution
We know that child abuse and neglect happens right here in Central Oregon. That fact is sobering, but it is reassuring to know that our therapeutic services (made possible by community support, donations, and grants) are making a real difference. That's been proven by an outside evaluator. Take a look at this report by Portland State University researchers to learn these inspiring outcomes and more:

  • The risk of abuse and neglect is decreased by 70% within the first six months of a family participating in a relief nursery program
  • 95% of families in a relief nursery program for at least one year do not have further contact with the Department of Human Services or Child Welfare


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