Family Relief Nursery

Contact Us: (503) 236-8492

Family Relief Nursery is an intervention/prevention program for families with children six weeks to five years old. 
We work to strengthen fragile families at serious risk of abusing or neglecting their children or of permanently losing custody of their children. The Nursery offers a holistic, positive intervention with both children and parents.  All services are provided at no charge to families. 

Please click on the menu at the left to find out about our services and outcomes.


Therapeutic Preschool/Respite Care Services
Monday - Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Parent Education Classes
Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Friday Respite Care
Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

How to Enroll in Family Relief Nursery:
The first step to receiving services is to call 503-236-8492 and set up an intake appointment.  During this appointment, we'll determine if you qualify to receive services and can be accepted into our program. Intake appointments last between 45 minutes to an hour.  Childcare is not provided; however, we can meet you in your home. Families are enrolled as space allows.  If you must be put on our wait list, you will be eligible to receive outreach services.

How to Enroll in Friday Respite Care:
Free respite care is provided every Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Priority is given to clients on our wait list, and space is limited to eight children.  Enrolled clients may call 503-236-8492 the Wednesday before to reserve a spot.

The Family Relief Nursery has partnered with Miracles Club, services for African American families, to provide culturally specific child abuse prevention, parenting, and home visiting services. To enroll in Miracles Relief Nursery contact Dionne Preston at 971 227-6497 or

Program Outcomes:
For the latest Family Relief Nursery outcomes, please click here.

Join us on November 1st, 2014 for our third annual Wine and Harvest Family Relief Nursery Fundraising Dinner. Enjoy an elegant meal and support programming for children at risk of abuse. Click here for information on purchasing tickets or sponsoring this event.

Take a look inside Family Relief Nursery:

Family Relief Nursery is partially funded by The Portland Children's Levy.