ELH grants support families in three counties

Release Date: 
6/23/2016

The South-Central Early Learning Hub has awarded grants totaling $126,973 to recipients delivering services to families in Douglas, Klamath and Lake counties. The grants will support programs aligned with the hub’s goal of offering resources to ensure children are ready for school by kindergarten.     

The grants are expected to benefit up to 810 children in the three counties as well as 15 additional families in Lake County. Recipients are as follows:

  • Cow Creek Umpqua Tribe – $49,735 to serve 240 children in Douglas County
  • Family Relief Nursery – $15,000 to serve 50-plus children in Douglas County 
  • Klamath Child & Family Treatment Center – $16,788 to serve 70-plus children in Klamath County
  • Lake County Community Council of the Early Learning Hub – $14,675 to serve 15 families in Lake County
  • Parenting Hub – $8,775 to serve 75 to 150 children in Douglas, Klamath and Lake counties
  • Start Making a Reader Today – $12,000 to serve 250 children in Douglas County
  • Sutherlin School District – $10,000 to serve 50 children in Douglas County  

The funds are divided into four categories, broadly described as Family Support, Great Start, School Readiness and Healthy, Stable and Attached Families. Depending on the category, services range from in-home visits to help improve parenting skills to early developmental screening of children to linking families with community resources. All are designed to strengthen families and prepare children for success in schools.   

“We are pleased to award funds to these deserving programs we believe are delivering crucial services to families in Douglas County and beyond,” said Gillian Wesenberg, director of the South-Central Oregon Early Learning Hub. “We hope the effects of these grants will be felt in years ahead by preparing children to be productive citizens by giving them the best chance for success in school.”

For more information, contact Gillian at 541-440-4774 or by email at gillian.wesenberg@douglasesd.k12.or.us.   

Douglas Education Service District | 1871 NE Stephens | Roseburg, OR 97470
Telephone: 541.440.4777 | Fax: 541.440.4771

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