…because babies don’t come with instructions.
Parenting is one of the most important and rewarding jobs a person will ever do…and one of the most challenging. Parents in Oregon are invited to receive Healthy Families “Welcome Baby” services.
Participation in Healthy Families Oregon (HFO) is a voluntary and free family support and parent education home visiting program. HFO focuses on strengthening the parent-child relationship to assure healthy child growth and development. Home visitors support parents in cultivating and strengthening a nurturing, positive relationship with their baby at each visit. Parents receive information on topics like child development, infant care and keeping their baby healthy, and learn what is going on in their communities to support new families. Many families are eligible for home visits with a trained home visitor, who coach them as they build their skills as parents and help their baby be safe, healthy and learn.
Healthy Families Oregon is an accredited multi-site state system with Healthy Families America (HFA) and Oregon’s largest child abuse prevention program. HFA was rated in 2010 as meeting the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services criteria for evidence-based home visiting models and shown reductions in child maltreatment and increases in children’s readiness for school. Research shows that the quality of the relationship between a parent and their child is critical for the health, well-being, and later life success of infants, thus Healthy Families empowers parents to be their child’s best teacher from the very start!
Healthy Families is Oregon’s largest child abuse prevention program. In 2014-2015, the program provided information and referral services to 7,700 Oregon families, and intensive home visiting to more than 2,500 of our most vulnerable families. Healthy Families has shown that it works to reduce child maltreatment and increase children’s readiness for school. More about program results can be found in the Statewide Evaluation Summary and 2014-15 Data Tables, both prepared by NPC Research.
A securely attached baby leads to a curious toddler, which leads to a kindergartner ready for school and beyond. For the best for your baby, call your local Healthy Families Oregon program today:
|County (ies)||Program Manager||Phone|
|Benton & Linn||Medora Tuck-Stevensfirstname.lastname@example.org||541-757-8068 xt 117|
|Clatsop & Columbia||Sunday Kamppiemail@example.com||503-366-6556|
|Coos & Curry||Michelle Hannafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Deschutes, Jefferson & Crook||Lori Colvinemail@example.com||541-749-2138|
|Douglas||Karin Hardinfirstname.lastname@example.org||541-672-5392 xt 4501|
|Grant & Harney
Frontier Healthy Families
|Hoodriver, Wasco, Sherman, Wheeler & Gilliam Counties
Four Rivers Healthy Families
|Josephine & Jackson
Healthy Families of Southern Oregon
|Jacque Doneyemail@example.com||541-471-3455 xt 1143|
|Marion & Polk||Marguerite Kenagyfirstname.lastname@example.org||503-990-7431 xt 112|
|Multnomah||Lizzie Fussellemail@example.com||503-988-3387 xt 88097|
|Umatilla, Union, Morrow
Blue Mountain Healthy Families
|Wallowa, Baker, Malhuer
Eastern Oregon Healthy Families
|Yamhill||Cara Copelandfirstname.lastname@example.org||503-472-4020 xt 214|
All other questions or inquires can be directed to:
Healthy Families Oregon Statewide Coordinator
503.378.6768 or email@example.com
CURRENT Healthy Families Oregon JOB OPENINGS:
Program Manager Positions:
1. Regional Program Manager for Healthy Families of Douglas, Klamath & Lake Counties: CLICK HERE
Home Visitor Positions:
1. Home Visitor position in Linn & Benton Counties at Old Mill Center: CLICK HERE
2. Home Visitor position in Douglas County: CLICK HERE
3. Home Visitor position in Lincoln County: CLICK HERE
4. Home Visitor position in Multnomah County: CLICK HERE
5. Home Visitor Position in Lane County: CLICK HERE
6. Home Visitor Position in Union County: CLICK HERE (job description) and CLICK HERE (application).
1. Supervisor/Home Visitor position at Blue Mountain Healthy Families (serving Umatilla, Union & Morrow Counties). CLICK HERE (job description) and CLICK HERE (application).
2. Supervisor Position in Washington County: CLICK HERE