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Mailing: 500 NW 6th Street, Dept. 2
Grants Pass, OR 97526
Phone: (541) 474-5234
Fax: (541) 474-5238
Contact: Janet Bell, Director
Hours: 8-5 Monday - Friday Closed during lunch hour
Funded Programs 2011-2013


The Josephine County Commission for Children and Families manages federal and state funds that are allocated to local programs and projects based on priorities and strategies established during the comprehensive planning process. Programs that receive funds are monitored for program effectiveness by measurable outcomes.   Below is a complete listing of the 2007-2009 funded programs including their strategies.


Asante/Three Rivers Community Hospital:  Healthy Start   In collaboration with Siskiyou Community Health Center, the Healthy Start program provides home visits to all families with first-born children that enhance parent-child bonding and infant development. 

Coalition for Kids:  Infant Toddler Care The Infant Toddler Care Program was supported by Quality Childcare funds to provide staff support to care for infants, staff training, and enhanced childcare supplies.

Dome School: Rangers Out of School Time  The Rangers is an afterschool program providing tutoring to promote success in school and increase life skills through the Search Institutes 40 Developmental Assets.

Family Solutions: Family Sense  The Family Sense project provides a protected, safe location for custodial and non-custodial parent exchanges and/or visits during time of divorce or separation of the family unit.

Illinois Valley Counseling & Support: Passages  The Passages program is a collaborative school based program for middle and high school girls in the Illinois Valley.  Participants gain positive peer supports, increase self-esteem and life skills and have the opportunity to connect with positive female role models.

Grants Pass Family YMCA: Toddler Childcare Program  The Toddler Childcare Program was supported by Quality Childcare funds to provide staff training and enhanced childcare supplies.

Inn Between: L.I.F.T .Homeless Youth Outreach Project  LIFT project is a community based intervention effort.  The advocate connects homeless youth with community services, provides street outreach, and a drop-in center.

Josephine Co. Juvenile Justice: Personal Safety  Personal Safety program delivers a non-threatening age appropriate message through performing arts about abuse prevention and empowerment in a classroom setting.  The presentation teaches the three safety rules:  SAY NO, GET AWAY, TELL SOMEONE while empowering  the child to trust themselves.

Josephine Co. Juvenile Justice: CASA      Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) recruits, trains, and supervises volunteers who advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children within the jurisdiction of the Josephine County Juvenile Court.  CASA volunteers serve as a party to the court cases and their investigation to address  protection of children and reunification of families.

Options for Southern Oregon:  Functional Family Therapy (FFT)   Functional Family Therapy is a specialized family based treatment program within the Children's Resource Team.  The goal of FFT is to prevent youth from entering or re-entering the juvenile justice system.

Siskiyou Community Health Center: Project Baby Check  Project Baby Check, based on the Parents As Teachers Model, is a home visiting program for families with children ages 0-5. The goal of the program is to reduce child abuse/neglect, low birth weight, failure to thrive, and/or developmental delays.

Siskiyou Community Health Center: Healthy Start  In collaboration with Asante/Three Rivers Community Hospital, Healthy Start program provides home visits to all families with first-born children that enhance parent-child bonding and infant development. 

The Job Council: Josephine County Childcare Improvement Project  To enhance the goal of quality childcare, this program supports a mentor to recruit childcare providers, works to support and retain existing childcare providers including training and professional development.

Women's Crisis Support Team: Children's Advocate   While in safe shelter for families of domestic violence, the Children's Advocate works with the children in age appropriate support groups.  The advocate is also a connector in the community to link needed resources and services back to family.

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