A grant to benefit parenting education services in Wallowa County, as well as Baker and Malheur, has been awarded to Building Healthy Families in Enterprise as part of the.
The $82,000 is part of a multi-year initiative developed by The Oregon Community Foundation in partnership with the Meyer Memorial Trust, The Ford Family Foundation, The Collins Foundation and Oregon State University.
Specific benefits in the community include increased partnerships with the healthcare community and expanded shared programming and in-clinic services. Other facets include training of medical partnership staff and collaboration in evidence-based parenting, more parent education classes and expanded partnerships with Wallowa County school districts to increase parenting education services.
“We know that parenting is hard, and families don’t always have the built-in support they need to create the best environment for each individual family member’s needs,” said Maria Weer, director of Building Healthy Families. “We work to be that resource that helps parents become their children’s best advocate through proven programming and to be a safe place for parents themselves to develop their skills as caregivers.”
Building Healthy Families has been able to become a regional community leader providing services to more than 475 families per month in a three-county region.
The nonprofit funds all its programs through grants and generous tax-deductible donations by members of the community and private foundations.