Deschutes County

Family Access Network receives $10,000 donation

BEND, Ore. - The Family Access Network 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.

"Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation has always been very generous in their support of our local children. Their focus on assisting with the basic needs of our disadvantaged community members is a testament to their dedication to giving. We appreciate their continued assistance." Kristi Miller, FAN Foundation Chair. 

FAN began in January 1993 and currently employs 26 advocates in 42 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 first half of this school year, FAN has connected over 6,200 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 Coos, Deschutes, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, and Lane Counties in Oregon. Since 1997, the CCUIF has awarded $12,540,653 in grants to non-profit organizations. Awards are made semiannually, in January and June.

 To learn more about Family Access Network, a 21 Cares for Kids partner,

visit  or call 541-693-5675.

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