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Family Support and Connections

Family Support and Connections is a statewide program designed to help families meet the challenges of being a parent in the world today.  Family Support and Connections is available to TANF clients and any other family that is struggling. 

A local family advocate is assigned to each family to help develop an individual plan to overcome concerns related to:
 

  • Finding resources
  • Emergency services
  • Arranging child care
  • Arranging transportation
  • Children's behavioral issues
  • Job issues
  • Housing assistance
  • Crisis intervention
  • Domestic violence
  • Mentoring
  • Budgeting
  • Alcohol and drug treatment
  • Parenting
  • Goal setting
  • Getting an education
  • Other needs

Family Support and Connections advocates are flexible and available to meet anywhere your family feels comfortable. Whether in an office, or at home your family advocate will help identify the strengths and needs of your family and work with you to find the solutions that will work best for you and your children.   

Contact the provider in your area:

Jackson County
Emilena Ibarra – Specialist 
673 Market Street
Medford, OR 97504 
541-778-9730 
emilena_ibarra@soesd.k12.or.us

Josephine County
Barbara (Bo) Alderton – Specialist
569 NE "F" St.
Grants Pass, OR 97526 
541-474-3101 Ext. 232 
541-301-1537 Cell
barbara_alderton@soesd.k12.or.us

 



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