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What is Family Support and Connections?

Family Support and Connections is a statewide program designed to help families meet the challenges of being a parent in the world today.  

A local family advocate is assigned to each family to help develop an individual plan to overcome concerns related to:

  • Finding resources
  • Emergency services
  • Arranging child care
  • Arranging transportation
  • Children's behavioral issues
  • Job issues
  • Housing assistance
  • Crisis intervention
  • Domestic violence
  • Mentoring
  • Budgeting
  • Alcohol and drug treatment
  • Parenting
  • Goal setting
  • Getting an education
  • Other needs

Family Advocates

Family Support and Connections advocates are flexible and available to meet anywhere your family feels comfortable. Whether in an office, or at home your family advocate will help identify the strengths and needs of your family and work with you to find the solutions that will work best for you and your children.  

Who can get Family Support and Connections?

Family Support and Connections is available to TANF clients and any other family that is struggling. 

How do I request Family Support and Connections?

You can ask your case manager to refer you, or...
 
Fill out a self referral found on the FSC Brochure, DHS 237, or...
 
Contact the provider in your area. Click on the map below for contact information.  


Is there a waiting list?

In some places there is more demand for Family Support and Connections then we can serve right away. Please, sign up anyway, we may be able to refer you for services elsewhere while you wait. 

Contact Us

To sign up, from the map below, click on the provider in your area.  

For other business contact: 
 

Family Support and Connections
Department of Human Services
500 Summer St. NE., 2nd Floor
Salem, OR 97301
Telephone: 503-945-6074
Fax: 503-373-7032
Email: Lawrence.piper@state.or.us 
 

Service Provider Map

Click on your location to find a FSC provider in your area.

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District 1

Clatsop County 
 
Hope House 
3107 Grand Avenue
Astoria, OR 97103 
 
Sheryl Redburn
503-325-6754
sredburn@lcsnw.org 

Columbia County
 
Columbia County Women's Resource Center
PO Box 22
St. Helens, OR 97051
 
Asia Gray – FS&C Advocate
503-369-9788 cell
503-397-7110
asiag@ccwrc.com 

Tillamook County
 
Tillamook Family Counseling Center, Inc.
906 Main Ave.
Tillamook, OR 97141
 
Melonie Ferguson – FS&C Coordinator
503-842-8201 x215
melonief@tfcc.org

District 2

Multnomah County
 
LifeWorks NW
4941 NE 17th Ave.
Portland, OR 97211
 
Amanda Roeper – Outreach Specialist
503-754-2809
AmandaR@lifeworksnw.org

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District 3

Marion County
 
Options Counseling Services of Oregon, Inc.
2645 Portland Rd. NE, Suite 120
Salem, OR 97301
503-390-5637

  
South Salem
Janae Large
503-779-6822
janae.large@options.org

 
North Salem 
Andrea Swinehart 
503-910-3867 
andrea.swinehart@options.org

Noel Mason
503-302-3998
noel.mason@options.org​


Keizer
Kasey Shockey
503-508-4230
kasey.shockey@options.org

Noel Mason
503-302-3998
noel.mason@options.org

Santiam
Janae Large
503-779-6822
janae.large@options.org

 
Woodburn
Andrea Swinehart
503-910-3867
andrea.swinehart@options.org   
 
 

Yamhill County
Shanta Frisbee
503-779-6720
shanta.frisbee@options.org 
 

Polk County
Kasey Shockey
503-508-4230
kasey.shockey@options.org


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District 4

Benton County 
 
Old Mill Center for Children and Families
4515 SW Country Club Dr.
Corvallis, OR 97333
 
Cindy Bond – Family Advocate
541-757-8068
cindy_bond@oldmillcenter.org 
 

Linn County
 
LinnBenton CC-Family Connections
6500 Pacific Blvd. SW
Albany, OR 97321
 
Patti Shute

541-917-4882
shutep@linnbenton.edu 

Lincoln County
 
Lincoln County Children's Advocacy Center
122 NE 47th St.
Newport, OR 97365 
 
Signe Miller – Prevention Coordinator
541-505-2511
lcppp@newportnet.com

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District 5

Lane County
 
Catholic Community Services of Lane Co., Inc.
1025 G Street
Springfield, OR 97477

Lupe Thompson – FS&C Supervisor
541-345-3628 ext. 312
lthompson@ccslc.org 

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District 6

Douglas County
 
Options Counseling Services of Oregon, Inc.
612 SE Jackson Ste 11
Roseburg, OR 97470
 
Kelly Southern – Program Supervisor
541-464-6455
kellys@options.org

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District 7

Coos County
 
Southwestern Oregon Community College
1988 Newmark Avenue
Coos Bay, OR 97420
 
Aaron DilLavou – Family Advocate
541-888-7356
Aaron.Dillavou@socc.edu

Curry County

South Coast Community Resource Center
PO Box 1224
29975 Harbor Way Suite G
Gold Beach, OR 97444
 
Mindy Baines – FS&C Coordinator
541-247-2412
mindybaines@charter.net ​​​

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District 8

Jackson County
 
The Job Council
673 Market St.
Medford, OR 97504

Emilena Ibarra – Specialist
541-778-6209
emilenai@jobcouncil.org

Josephine County
 
The Job Council
1569 NE "F" St.
Grants Pass, OR 97526
 
Bo Alderton – Specialist
541-474-3101 ext.232
boa@jobcouncil.org

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District 9

Hood River County
 
The Next Door
212 2nd St
Hood River, OR 97031
 
Nancy Paul – FS&C Coordinator
541-308-2236
nancyp@nextdoorinc.org

Sherman and Wasco Counties
 
The Next Door
1005 W. 6th St
The Dalles, OR 97058
 
Janice Welchman – Family Advocate
541-296-8118
janicew@nextdoorinc.org

Gilliam and Wheeler Counties
 
North Central ESD
135 S. Main St
Condon, OR 97823
 
Kim Williams – Family Advocate
541-384-3808
kwilliams@state.or.us

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District 10

Deschutes County
 
Redmond
Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council – Worksource Connection

2158 SE College Loop Ste C
Redmond, OR 97756
 
Denver Sensibaugh – Family Advocate
541-480-0227
dsensibaugh@coic.org
 
Bend
Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council

1645 NE Forbes Rd. Suite 101
Bend, OR 97701
 
Denver Sensibaugh – Family Advocate
541-475-7118 Ext.242
dsensibaugh@coic.org   

Crook County
 
Prineville
Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council

2321 NE 3rd
Prineville, OR 97754
 
Denver Sensibaugh – Family Advocate
541-480-0227
dsensibaugh@coic.org 
 

Jefferson County
 
Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council
243 SW 3rd St. Suite A
Madras, OR 97741
 
Denver Sensibaugh – Family Advocate
541-480-0227
dsensibaugh@coic.org

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District 11

Klamath County
 
Klamath/Lake Community Action Services
1803 Main Street
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
 
Marlene White – Program Manager
541-883-5695
Marlene.white@state.or.us

Lake County
 
Klamath/Lake Community Action Services
125 S. 6th St.
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
 
Marlene White – Program Manager
541-883-5695
Marlene.white@state.or.us 

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District 12

Umatilla County
 
Umatilla-Morrow County Head Start, Inc.
477 Pine Tree Ave.
Umatilla, OR 97882
541-922-3482
 
Suellen Carter – FS&C Coordinator
541-289-8850
ccooper@umchs.org
 
Hermiston
Umatilla-Morrow County Head Start, Inc.

605 S. 1st
Hermiston, OR 97838
 
Suellen Carter – FS&C Coordinator
541-289-8850
scarter@umchs.org

Morrow County
 
Umatilla-Morrow Co. HeadStart
210 NE Boardman Ave.
Boardman, OR 97818
 
Suellen Carter – FS&C Coordinator
541-289-8850
scarter@umchs.org

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District 13

Wallowa County
 
Building Healthy Families
103 Hwy 82 Ste 2
Enterprise, OR 97828
 
Kristen Kozowski – Home Visitor
541-426-9411
kkozo@oregonbhf.org

Union County
 
Community Connection of Northeast Oregon, Inc.
1504 Albany
LaGrande, OR 97850
541-963-5932
 
Carmen Gentry – Home Visitor
541-963-7532
Carmen@ccno.org

Baker County
 
Building Healthy Families
3165 10th Street
Baker City OR  97814 

Valerie Morrow
(541) 523-8450
vmorrow@oregonbhf.org

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District 14

Malheur, Grant and Harney Counties
 
The Family Place, Inc.
390 NE 2nd Street, PO
Ontario, OR 97914 

Onalee Mansor – Specialist
208-371-1553
onaleemansor@aol.com

District 15

Clackamas County
 
Options Counseling
10810 SE Highway 212
Clackamas, OR 97015
Office: 503-655-8045
Fax: 503-655-6806

North Clackamas
Lola Sofich – Family Advocate
503-558-9626
Lola.sofich@options.org

Oregon City
Willow Bolen – Family Advocate
503-724-1006
Willow.bolen@options.org   

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District 16

Washington County
 
Youth Contact
447 SE Baseline
Hillsboro, OR 97123
 
Heather McDowell – Program Manager
971-678-8492
Heather.l.mcdowell@state.or.us

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What families are saying about Family Support and Connections (FSC).

All FSC families are asked what they like best about our program. Here's what they said:

  • I liked how she made me feel like she really cared about what was going on in my life.  
  • My advocate helped me get things worked out. She helped me get furniture for me and my kids.  
  • There is someone to talk to when you need them. They are so nice and helpful!  
  • My family advocate bent over backwards to find me help for my family and myself.  
  • They treated me personally, as an individual, not just a number.  
  • They are non-judgmental. They can help me with just about any question I have.  
  • They were able to help pay some of my rent so we didn't get evicted. My family advocate would just listen to me when I needed someone to talk to. She's great!  
  • It was nice talking to someone who cares and has resources to offer a single dad.  
  • They helped me with parenting classes, food, and clothing.   
  • They helped me connect to community resources so that I could use what I have learned to help myself and family in the future.  
  • The staff was really nice and friendly. My family advocate offered to take me to appointments that I had trouble getting to.  
  • I liked the fact that the worker went out of her way to get my children clothes, toys and books. I had escaped from an abusive relationship and I didn't have any of those things for my children. It was wonderful getting the help I needed.  
  • I liked the workers flexible schedule. She was able to meet with us past her normal working hours.
  • This was a hard time for me. She cared about what is going on in my life.
  • I like having someone to share my thoughts and feelings with and it is nice to know that there are people who care and will help and that I'm not alone in this.
     
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