Family Relief Nursery Services


  • TECP is provided Monday-Thursday, 9:30am-12:30pm.
  • Respite care is based on need; please connect with your home visitor for more information.
  • Parenting education is provided either virtually or in-person. Please connect with your home visitor for more information.
  • Transportation is provided for families who have no other way of attending on-site services. This is dependent on availability. Please connect with your home visitor for more information.

How to Enroll

We connect with families in several ways, word of mouth, referrals from service providers, and partner agencies. No matter how families reach us, we are here to help problem solve and connect them with our program or another resource. Interested in the program? Call us at 503-972-9643 to ask about the intake process and our Intake Coordinator will follow-up within 24 hours.

Our program is completely voluntary, and parents are never obligated to enroll or remain in our program.

Little boy sliding down a slide.
“I love being with the children and all of the tasks I may find myself doing throughout the day: driving the bus and transporting children to and from FRN, helping to support teachers, planting a garden, or creating activities to be used in the classroom.”
Leola Wheeler Portrait
Leola Wheeler
FRN Bus Driver
Strengthening families with 5 protective factors: Parental Resilience, Social Connections, Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development, Concrete support in Times of Need, and Children's Social and emotional Development.

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95% of children do not experience maltreatment after enrolling in the Relief Nursery.

Source: Oregon Association of Relief Nurseries

Frequently Asked Questions

Our program serves families with children ages six weeks through five years and who are experiencing multiple stressors. To determine if you qualify for our program, please call the Family Relief Nursery at 503-972-9643 and someone will talk with you about the eligibility and intake process.

Yes, we do have a bus to transport families in need, however it is important to keep in mind that space is limited and is offered on a first come first served basis.

While we are not a permanent placement, we do work with families for an average of 12-18 months, and provide each of them with assistance and support when it is time to create a transition plan to exit the program. Our professional staff is available to offer resources and other helpful materials during this process.

Respite care, developmentally appropriate classrooms, snacks and meals, parenting classes, and access to other community resources.

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