Category: News

In the News: Mother of Two Struggling After Moving to Medford

Written by Sarah Lemon for the Mail Tribune. Mother of 14-year-old and 14-month-old daughters, this woman struggles financially since relocating from Curry County to Medford. Clothing, a few gifts and funds for fuel would energize her efforts to hold her family together. A graduate of OnTrack’s HOME Program, the 42-year-old woman also has completed Family…



Family Nurturing Center: A Partner in Child Abuse Prevention

  • Posted on October 17, 2019

  • News

From Children First for Oregon… We are proud to partner with the Family Nurturing Center (FNC) in Child Abuse Prevention in the Rogue Valley. Family Nurturing Center is one of 30 Relief Nurseries throughout the state, all supporting the unique needs of diverse communities, providing high-risk families with the intensive support they need for their children…



In the News: No Wrong Door

Photo Caption: Bethany Pitts, after-school director for the Rogue Valley Family YMCA, shows kids how to make bouncy balls at Hedrick Middle School in July. The YMCA is one of several partner agencies in the Rogue Challenge that aims to connect clients with a more holistic range of services. Andy Atkinson / Mail Tribune Written…



2018-2019 FNC Immunizations Rates

The Family Nurturing Center in Medford: The Family Nurturing Center in Phoenix: The Family Nurturing Center in Grants Pass (Josephine County): Immunizations Rates in Jackson County for Preschool age children:

In the News: Farm and Food Program Nurtures Family Gardening

Photo Caption: Shoppers browse the selection of plants at last year’s Heritage Plant Sale at Hanley Farm. Photo courtesy of Southern Oregon Historical Society. Written by Rhonda Nowak for the Mail Tribune. Spring is here, and that means the Family Nurturing Center of Medford’s Farm and Food Program is gearing up for another season of…



In the News: Listening to Our Communities on Early Childhood: Medford

Photo Caption: The Learning Loft Preschool. Written by Danielle Pacifico-Cogan for The Children’s Institute. Last week, Children’s Institute staff visited Medford for two days to hear from parents and teachers and tour early childhood facilities with state legislators. From Coquille to Baker City, Redmond to the Rogue Valley, we continue to hear the same message…



In the News: Oregon’s Relief Nurseries Support Families and Keep Kids Out of Foster Care

Photo Caption: Photo taken at the Chelsea’s Place Family Building Blocks Relief Nursery in Salem. Written by Melissa Duclos for The Children’s Institute. Children’s Institute: Can you explain how Relief Nurseries, which are unique to Oregon, use a multidisciplinary approach to serve children and families? Cara Copeland: Relief Nurseries have been in Oregon for just…



In the News: Community Builder: Healing the Children

Photo Caption: Andy Atkinson / Mail Tribune. Dr. Lee Murdoch, shown inside the Southern Oregon Pediatrics Center in Medford, has spent his career improving the health of Rogue Valley children and their families. Written by Steve Boyarsky for the Mail Tribune. Q: If you could wave your magic wand, what would you like to see…