Families In Need

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Family Access Network (FAN)

Our Mission: To offer assistance, possibility and hope to Central Oregon families in need by connecting them with crucial resources that will help children flourish in school and in life. FAN is unique to Central Oregon, located in all public schools in Deschutes and Crook Counties. Working through a dedicated FAN advocate, a child or parent is connected to essential services such as food, shelter, heating, health care, clothing and more.

FAN advocates link children and families to critical basic need services with the goal of keeping children healthy and in school. FAN provides a direct and convenient way within the school to connect children to vital resources. FAN advocates support our most needy families, removing barriers and paving the way for a child’s success.

For more information, please see the FAN foundation website.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
NAME CONTACT
Amity Creek Magnet Sandy Schmidt 541-355-5671, Email
Bear Creek Elementary Jamie Neill* 541-355-5676, Email
Buckingham Elementary Perla Ruiz* 541-355-2625, Email
Elk Meadow Elementary Heidi Odman
541-355-5682, Email
Ensworth Elementary Kristine Evans 541-355-5673, Email
High Lakes Elementary Heidi Odman 541-355-5682, Email
Highland Magnet Eilean Karpstein 541-355-1858, Email
Juniper Elementary Eilean Karpstein 541-355-1858, Email
La Pine Elementary Janet Likens 541-355-5675, Email
Lava Ridge Elementary Tarra Ha 541-355-5681, Email
North Star Elementary Raquel Hernandez* 541-355-5679, Email
Pine Ridge Elementary Jenn Reuter 541-355-5674, Email
Ponderosa Elementary Perla Ruiz* 541-355-4316, Email
R.E. Jewell Elementary Whitney Davis* 541-355-5677, Email
Rosland Elementary Janet Likens 541-355-5675, Email
Silver Rail Elementary Whitney Davis* 541-355-5677, Email
Three Rivers K-8 Jenn Reuter 541-355-5674, Email
Westside Village Magnet Tarra Ha 541-355-5681, Email
William E. Miller Elementary Heidi Odman 541-355-5682, Email
MIDDLE SCHOOL NAME CONTACT
Cascade Middle Sandy Schmidt 541-355-5671, Email
High Desert Middle Jamie Neill* 541-355-5676, Email
La Pine Middle Kathy Graves 541-355-5678, Email
Pacific Crest Middle Jenn Reuter 541-355-5674, Email
Pilot Butte Middle Raquel Hernandez* 541-355-5679, Email
Realms Middle Jenn Reuter 541-355-5674, Email
Sky View Middle Tarra Ha
541-355-5681, Email
HIGH SCHOOL NAME CONTACT
Bend Senior High Kristine Evans 541-355-5673, Email
La Pine High Kathy Graves 541-355-5678, Email
Marshall High Kathy Baglien 541-355-5672, Email
Mountain View High Kathy Baglien 541-355-5672, Email
Summit High Sandy Schmidt 541-355-5671, Email
Realms High Perla Ruiz* 541-355-4316, Email
Skyline High Perla Ruiz* 541-355-4316, Email
ON CALL LOCATIONS NAME CONTACT
Transition Coop Kathy Baglien 541-355-5672, Email
Tamarack Mara Stephens 541-355-1037, Email
SPECIFIC PROGRAMS
NAME CONTACT
Latino Family Advocate Raquel Hernandez* 541-355-5679, Email
Early Childhood Advocate - Bend Kristine Evans 541-355-5673, Email
Early Childhood Advocate - La Pine Janet Likens 541-355-5675, Email

* denotes a Spanish speaker / se habla español

Homeless Education Learning Programs

Project HELP advocates for the educational rights of children and youth living in homeless or transitional situations including residing in motels, substandard housing, shelter, transitional housing, camping or doubled up with other families. Project HELP offers assistance with immediate enrollment, transportation, free school meals, educational services and resource referrals.

RESOURCE NAME CONTACT
Project HELP Mara Stephens 541-355-1037, Email