open_house_4aMore than 100 community members visited our “Sneak Peek” open house event to tour our brand new facility! We were honored to have Dick Withnell visit our facility. Dick is the former chair of the Oregon Commission on Children & Families and a former member of the Oregon Early Learning Council. He is a long-time proponent of the Relief Nursery model.

Also visiting, among other guests from Salem, was Patrice Altenhofen, the executive director of Family Building Blocks Relief Nursery. Special guests were Judy Gilmore, the TVCRN Board Chair who hired our executive director, Kathie Collins, and was at the helm when TVCRN first opened the doors of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church with two part-time interventionists; and Margaret Hicks, one of our strongest supporters. Our playground will be named after her late husband, Alvin.

We thank all those who took time to attend and learn more about our hopes and dreams for this facility and all those we serve from it.

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