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Family Access Network receives $10,000 grant

BEND, Ore. - The Family Access Network (FAN) is the recipient of a $10,000 donation to be used to help address basic needs for children and their families in Deschutes County. 

The funds from the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation will help provide essential services such as food, clothing, shelter, medical and dental care (includes health insurance) and more through the FAN advocates in our communities.

Foundation Executive Director Carma Mornarich says, "The Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation is proud to partner with so many nonprofit organizations that share our sense of helping one another and supporting community. This seven-county area is Cow Creek Homeland, land this Tribe has occupied for centuries.  

It makes us so proud that our community, our Homeland, is populated with people who focus on helping each other."

FAN began in January 1993 and currently employs 26 advocates in 43 public schools (K-12) and three early childhood sites. FAN strives to improve lives by ensuring all children in Deschutes County have access to basic-need services.

FAN is unique to Deschutes County, utilizing advocates to efficiently reach and connect disadvantaged children and families with basic needs, such as food, shelter, and health care.

During the 2012-2013 school year FAN has connected over 9,400 children and their family members with essential services.

The mission of the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation is to offer assistance in youth education, to strengthen youth and families, to provide positive youth development and to add to the quality of life for people in seven counties in southwestern Oregon. Since 1997, the CCUIF has awarded $13,422,159 in grants to non-profit organizations. Awards are made semiannually, in January and June.

To learn more about Family Access Network,

visit  or call 541.693.5675.

The Family Access Network is committed to building a healthy community by alleviating the suffering of children in need. During the 2012-13 school year, FAN advocates have improved the lives of over 9,400 people in our community.

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