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FAN received a $10,000 grant from St. Charles Health System as part of their community benefit program. As preparations for the 2023-24 school year begin, the grant funds will assist Central Oregon families throughout the school year with access to FAN advocate services.
“St. Charles Health System has been an amazing partner in our work to support families in need through the years. We appreciate their long term commitment to the community. We could not do our work without the generous support and partnerships within our local community,” said Julie N. Lyche, FAN Executive Director.

The Herbert A. Templeton Foundation granted FAN a $7,500 grant to benefit children from low-income and ALICE households. According to United Way, ALICE households are Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed, with income above the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) but not high enough to afford essentials (housing, child care, food, transportation, health care) in their communities. A sizeable portion of families in Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson counties are living under the ALICE threshold.

FAN received a grant of $2,500 from Chambers Family Foundation to support FAN advocate services at Bear Creek Elementary School in the Bend-La Pine School district for the 2023-24 school year. Sixty percent of the students at the school qualify for free/reduced lunch, demonstrating a necessity for assistance with basic needs. “FAN is honored to continue our partnership with Chambers Family Foundation in our efforts to assist students and their family members at Bear Creek Elementary School in connecting to basic-needs services,” said Julie N. Lyche, FAN Executive Director.

Les Schwab granted Family Access Network (FAN) a $10,000 grant to support children and their family members in Central Oregon. $5,000 of the grant will fund FAN services throughout Central Oregon, and the remaining $5,000 is designated to help students and families in Crook County. As pandemic-era expanded support for food, housing, and health care end, FAN is prioritizing general support and targeted regional support to rural communities, like those assisted in Crook County, where inequities may already be exacerbated by a lack of access to critical services.