Siskiyou Community Health Center receives a grant from the Children’s Trust Fund of Oregon

August 5, 2013

Siskiyou Community Health Center has received a two-year grant from the Children’s Trust Fund of Oregon for one of its Outreach programs, Project Baby Check. In its twenty-third year of providing services to families and children in Josephine County, Project Baby Check is a program that works with parents during the critical early stages of their children’s lives, from conception to kindergarten. The program offers a relationship-based approach and embraces learning experiences that are relevant and customized for the individual needs of each family and child. Through programs like Project Baby Check and Healthy Start, Siskiyou Community Health Center provides home visitations, monthly play groups, parenting classes, books and educational materials, nutrition and fitness classes, transportation and much more to Josephine County families.

For nearly 30 years the Children’s Trust Fund of Oregon has worked on behalf of parents struggling to give their children the best start in life. The Children’s Trust Fund invests in public awareness campaigns, research and sound public policy to create lasting change for Oregon’s children. Since the inception of the Children’s Trust Fund grant program, $10 million has been invested in programs across the state. With the support of thousands of Oregonians, the Children’s Trust Fund made it possible for 10,000 children and families in 2012 to receive the parenting classes, therapeutic daycare services and home visits needed to promote a safe and healthy childhood. Learn more by visiting: www.ctfo.org.

Siskiyou Community Health Center is pleased to be receiving this grant. Outreach Supervisor Angie Newton states, “this will allow us to work with more local families and to help their children develop optimally during the crucial early years of life.”