Family Relief Nursery

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. 

The Family Relief Nursery at 234 SE 7th ave,  Portland
The East Portland Satellite Nursery at 2609 SE 136th St., Portland

Contact Us: (503) 236-8492

Therapeutic Early Childhood Program/Respite Care Services
Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Parent Education Classes
Friday Morning  10:30 to 12:30 East Portland Family Relief Nursery 2609 SE 136th Ave, Portland OR 97236

Friday Morning 9:30 to 11:30  Family Relief Nursery 234 SE 7th ave, Portland Oregon 97214
Child care provided at both Relief Nursery sites

Friday Respite Care (Priority is for Families on the Wait List)
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, such as resource referrals, weekly home visits, and Friday respite childcare.

How to Enroll in Friday Respite Care:
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. Space is limited to eight children. Clients enrolled in the program may call 503-236-8492 the Wednesday before to reserve a spot.

The Family Relief Nursery has partnered with Portland Children's Levy to provide culturally specific child abuse prevention, parenting, and home visiting services.

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

Learn more about the Family Relief Nursery

Family Relief Nursery Services and Program Outcomes

Families needing support: Learn more and contact us to enroll