Family Access Network Receives $ 20,000 Foundation Grant to Expand Summer Services
BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) – The Family Access Network received a $ 20,000 grant from the Roundhouse Foundation to cover an expansion of FAN advocacy services in central Oregon during the summer vacation.
Although a small number of lawyers have remained available throughout the summer in previous years, this extension to five lawyers will allow FAN to staff more spaces for more hours each week, so that families can access help with as few obstacles as possible. The increase in staff over the summer will ensure that children start the school year in a better position to thrive.
“We are so grateful that Roundhouse Foundation recognizes the importance of ensuring access to basic resources for families in need, even when school is not in session. We see this as particularly crucial during a summer when so many are struggling to recover from a difficult year, ”said Julie N. Lyche, Executive Director of FAN.
The Roundhouse Foundation supports creative projects and organizations through art, environmental conservation, social services, community leadership, and education. They provide general and project support to organizations that bring creative ideas and connections to the sister community, rural Oregon in general, and some international sites.
The Roundhouse Foundation supports programs that prepare young people for a life of leadership, many of which use innovative teaching techniques to pave the way for sustainability in our community and globally. Passionate about enriching life in central Oregon, the Roundhouse Foundation celebrates art and creativity.
Unique in central Oregon, FAN began in 1993 and currently employs 26 attorneys at 62 locations in Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson counties. These advocates work tirelessly to help families break the cycle of poverty. The direct placement of FAN advocates in schools enables FAN to effectively reach and connect disadvantaged children and families with essential basic needs.
To learn more about the Family Access Network, please visit familyaccessnetwork.org or call (541) 693-5675.