Boys & Girls Club of the Western Treasure Valley

BGCWTV_logo_300At the Boys & Girls Club of the Western Treasure Valley, members can expect a world-class Club experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who enters their doors. The club, located on the Ontario Middle School campus, provides a variety of programs within its walls to help members have fun. These programs also help keep ALL members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle. This is the positive place for kids — helping them reach their full potential. With funds from private foundation grants, TVCRN helps its families with older children buy annual memberships to the Boys & Girls Club.

Community Building Supply

Community Building Supply

This non-profit serves our community two ways: First, the profits from this business fund is the work of the Four Rivers (Free) Health Clinic. Next, community members are able to purchase second-hand materials, appliances, and hardware at a fraction of the cost of new. At TVCRN, we refer our families to the clinic and to CBS.

Four Rivers Cultural Center

Four Rivers Cultural Center

Whether it’s giving us a heads-up about artistic or cultural opportunities for youngsters, or allowing TVCRN the use of its facility, FRCC is there for us. We are proud to partner with Matt Stringer and the FRCC staff to support the programs and projects they bring to our community’s children and families.

 

Lifeways, Inc.

Lifeways, Inc.

Lifeways, Inc. offers comprehensive behavioral health care to children, adults and families of Malheur County and the Western Treasure Valley region. Sometimes, a TVCRN family is in need to such services, and Lifeways is there to help. In addition to outpatient mental health and psychiatry services, residential and outpatient treatment in addiction and dependency; support for individuals with developmental disabilities is also available.  Lifeways Prevention program seeks to improve community members’ behavioral health by encouraging substance-free choices and promoting lifelong emotional health.   Community-based services, case management, and integrative care needed to address clients with exceptional needs is also offered. Sliding fee adjustments are available based on household income.  íHablamos español!

Malheur County Health Department and Community in Action

 

Malheur Education Service District

Malheur Education Service District

The mission of the Malheur Education Service District is to assist local school districts and the Department of Education in achieving Oregon’s educational goals. In order to help prepare children for academic learning in kindergarten, the Student Services/Special Education Department at the Malheur ESD also offers referral, diagnosis, consultation, and direct treatment to preschool-age children who have unique learning needs. We are grateful to the ESD Region 14 for supplying specialists to work with individual children in our nursery as needed. TVCRN also appreciates the opportunity to send staff to workshops or trainings offered through the local ESD.

Ontario Community Library

Ontario Community Library

TVCRN appreciates the staff and board of the Ontario Community Library. These folks support us in many ways. We are quick to send our families to the library for resources and children’s books as well as guest speakers and special programs. We have partnered with the library in a variety of ways that are mutually beneficial. We are blessed to have such a caring entity in our midst.

 

Oregon Department of Human Services

Oregon Department of Human Services

TVCRN has collaborated with this agency since our inception. TVCRN wants to contribute to our region’s early childhood system as a significant resource for families in crisis. Some of these families may find themselves in the DHS system. Working with DHS staff, we are able to strengthen families experiencing exceptional difficulties. Our caring staff offers insights about child development and parenting as well as assistance in accessing basic resources. Perhaps most importantly, we offer to listen and walk beside these families as they move toward a trajectory of success, collaborating with DHS staff throughout our working relationship with a family.

Self Sufficiency Programs are designed to help families achieve economic security with temporary supports for their most basic needs, such as food, health insurance coverage and child care, while working to meet their employment goals. Oregon has recognized TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) as a prevention program that can support self-sufficiency and family stability. To qualify, families with children must be living below 40 percent of the federal poverty level ($616 per month for a family of three). TANF has experienced unprecedented caseload growth since the downturn of the economy in 2008, while federal funding for the program has remained unchanged since 1996.

Oregon Food Bank: Southeast Oregon Services

Oregon Food Bank

Our local food bank assists area food pantries which in turn, helps the families served by TVCRN. In addition, many of our parents take nutritional cooking classes offered through the Southeast Oregon Services branch.

 

Love, INC (In the Name of Christ)

Love INC

Its mission is to mobilize the Church to transform lives and communities in the Name of Christ. Gap Ministries is an outreach that helps provide families with needs not met by agencies or government entities such as the need for services (transportation assistance, haircuts, home repairs) or products (furniture, hygiene products, medical equipment). Love, INC is a good friend to the nursery!

Project DOVE (Domestic Violence Eliminated)

Project DOVE (Domestic Violence Eliminated)

Sometimes the crisis a family is experiencing is tied to domestic violence or sexual assault. Project DOVE offers “safety through shelter and support.” In addition, DOVE’s Unique Boutique, a thrift store, generously allows our parents to obtain gently-used clothing free of charge when needed.

Treasure Valley Community College

Treasure Valley CCTVCRN enjoys a wonderful relationship with our local institution of higher education. TVCRN will continue to access training and education offered by TVCC as needed and will offer opportunities for learning to student interns and volunteers. Additionally, we seek the counsel of TVCC BizCenter staff as needed.

WIC (Women, Infants, and Children/Malheur County)

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WIC is a nutrition education program that provides supplemental foods and nutrition information to keep pregnant women, infants, and children under the age of 5, healthy and strong. WIC staff (which includes a certified lactation consultant and registered dietician) provide answers to your nutrition questions; breastfeeding support; information on how to feed children, prenatal care, and more; and food benefits to buy healthful foods. Because hundreds of scientific studies have shown WIC participants have positive health outcomes, TVCRN is a strong supporter of this program. The return on investment is great! A healthier early childhood means a child is just that much more likely to have a better experience in school and be a healthier adult.