The Rogue Challenge

Seven non-profit organizations first gathered in 2016 to learn about each other and the challenges facing our families, clients, neighbors and patients. Seven guiding principles emerged as we now work toward an integrated delivery system to better serve those people and strengthen our community.

Watch the first Rogue Challenge Story here.

Click here for a resource if you are part of or forming a collaboration.

A Special Partnership

The generous support by St. Mark’s Episcopal Parish has been one of the major reasons that the Family Nurturing Center is thriving. In April 2007, when we learned we had to vacate our leased space on Riverside Avenue, we began a frantic search for a facility to house our growing program. St. Mark’s Church came forward with an offer of one of their unused buildings. After extensive renovations, the FNC moved into our present home on 212 North Oakdale in August 2007. There exists between these two organizations a shared commitment to service and to the neighborhood we are privileged to call home.

Community Partner Agencies

Southern Oregon Pediatrics:  Southern Oregon Pediatrics is a medical practice devoted exclusively to the care of children and adolescents. Dr. Lee Murdoch began practicing pediatrics in the Rogue Valley in 1966 and built a practice based on the principle “How can we help you?” As the largest pediatric practice in the Rogue Valley Southern Oregon Pediatrics is committed to providing high quality, personalized care to the community.

AllCities Property Management and Active Property Management:  These property management agencies partner with FNC to provide safe, stable housing to families in need. By granting clients second chances and working to house families despite poor credit history and background checks, these agencies are encouraging families’ self-sufficiency.

OHSU ICAN Nurses: ICAN (Interprofessional Care Access Network) focuses on the social determinants of health. Two nursing students from OHSU join FNC each term through the program. The nursing students provide weekly home visits for up to four lucky families! The students offer weekly visits to families for 10 weeks. If families wish to continue for longer than 10 weeks, the ICAN students will transition the family to new ICAN providers in a seamless process.

Advantage Dental: Advantage Dental works with FNC by visiting each of our preschool classes four times each year and examining our preschooler’s teeth. They also provide FNC with children’s toothbrushes, toothpaste, and floss.

Healthy Families: Established in 1992, the national Healthy Families program was launched to address high rates of child abuse occurrences to children under five. With a mission to promote child well-being and prevent the abuse and neglect of our nation’s children through home visiting services, Healthy Families ensures that all children receive the nurturing care from their parents that is essential to leading a healthy and productive life.

Rogue Community Health: Rogue Community Health has locations all over the Rogue Valley and provides comprehensive, integrated services for the entire family. They serve more than 10,000 individual patients each year in Jackson County. Most private insurances are accepted and a generous sliding-fee scale is available for those who are uninsured. With a mission of promoting the health of low-income, working uninsured, and other vulnerable adults and children in Jackson County, Oregon, Rogue Community Health is a patient-centered primary care home providing quality care.