Pathfinders of Oregon Receives Grant from Oregon Community Foundation

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Fred W. Fields Fund provides funding for family programs in the Rockwood neighborhood.

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This grant will give the Center for Family Success resources to help our most at risk families to thrive.

Pathfinders of Oregon is pleased to announce that it has received a $30,000 grant from the Fred W. Fields Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation to expand parenting education and other programs for Spanish speaking families at risk of experiencing child abuse or neglect. The funded program operates in the Rockwood area of east Multnomah County.

Pathfinders of Oregon provides services through its Center for Family Success, which has been working with high risk and criminal justice involved families since 2005. The Center moved to the Rockwood neighborhood in 2009. The Center offers Pathfinders’ evidence-based parenting program, Parenting Inside Out and its family violence prevention program, Healthy Relationships: Successful Families in English and in Spanish. Parents can also take financial literacy classes, renter preparation classes and receive help in preparing for and seeking employment. With the help of Family Advocates and support groups, parents learn to access ongoing support in natural communities, often remaining engaged with the Center for a year or more.

"This grant will give the Center for Family Success resources to help our most at risk families to thrive," said Center for Family Success Director, Glenna Hayes. The Center's outreach to the Hispanic community has grown significantly over the last two years.

The Mission of The Oregon Community Foundation is to improve and promote effective philanthropy. OCF works with individuals, families, businesses and organizations to create charitable funds to support the community causes they care about. Through these funds OCF awards nearly $70 million annually in grants and scholarships.

The Oregon Community Foundation makes grants through an application process that involves local citizens in the review and evaluation of requests for funds. Application materials are available through the foundation's Portland office. Individuals or businesses interested in establishing a fund may contact the Portland office at 1221 SW Yamhill, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97205, 503-227-6846 or visit http://www.oregoncf.org.

Pathfinders of Oregon is a 501(c) 3 organization whose mission is to break the cycle of criminality. Pathfinders has taught programs within the Oregon Department of Corrections for more than 20 years. In the community it offers programs to families impacted by the criminal justice and child welfare systems through its Center for Family Success in Rockwood, including its Rockwood Intercultural Student Experience (RISE) for middle school youth at risk for gang involvement. For more information, call 503-892-5396.

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