BEND, Ore. - The Family Access Network is please to announce that it has received a $10,000 grant from Trust Management Services to help support the work of the FAN advocates.
"We are very grateful for the grant from Trust Management Services. These funds will increase our ability to provide emergency services to children and families who are battling to get back on their feet," said Kristi Miller, FAN Foundation Board Chair.
FAN's mission is to improve lives by ensuring all children in Deschutes County have access to basic-need services.
FAN, started in January 1993, currently employs 25 advocates in 46 public schools sites (K-12 and early childhood). FAN is unique to Deschutes County, using advocates located on site within the schools to efficiently reach and connect disadvantaged children and families with essential services.
During the 2011-12 school year, FAN served more than 9,200 children and their family members, connecting them with food, shelter, health care and other critical services.
Trust Management Services funds non-profit organizations throughout Oregon and actively seeks grant applications with emphasis on education, community service, cultural, youth activities and historical preservation.