What is our mission?
Our primary mission is to keep children safe and families together by empowering families to break the intergenerational cycle of abuse.
What is FBB's "return on investment"?
Because we work with very high risk families, there is a strong likelihood that without our intervention they would require intensive public services such as special education, foster care, juvenile detention, jail or imprisonment. Investing $7,500 per year for a child and family to be enrolled in our therapeutic classroom may save later staggering annual costs such as $28,000 for a child in foster care or $95,000 for incarceration of a juvenile.
How do we know that we are making a difference?
Our outcomes reflect our success. In 2012, 99% of the children in our child abuse prevention programs were able to live safely with their parents thus avoiding the trauma of abuse, neglect, and foster care.
Who are our clients?
We work with families that have multiple risk factors with children 6 weeks to 5 years old.
• 86% meet federal poverty guidelines
• 27% are unable to access food for every family member
• 30% of parents were abused as children
• 32% do not have access to transportation
How many children do we serve?
In 2012, we served 1,154 children in our therapeutic & Early Head Start classrooms, outreach services, dependency treatment court, supervised visitation programs and playgroups.
Do we have a waiting list?There are over 140 children identified as eligible for our therapeutic classrooms but we do not have the resources to serve them.
What is our budget and how are we funded?2012-13 Budget: $4,106,741
52% Private Donations (Individuals, Businesses, Community Organizations & Foundations)
48% Public Support
How long have we been established and are there other similar programs?
FBB began in 1997 and is modeled after the highly successful Relief Nursery in Eugene that has operated for over 35 years. There are fifteen Relief Nurseries in Oregon: Albany, Bend, Corvallis, Cottage Grove, Eugene, Gladstone, Madras, McMinnville, Medford, Ontario, Pendleton, Portland (2), Roseburg and Salem. The Early Learning Council provides oversight and conducts annual evaluations.
A child's brain is:
40% developed at birth
80% developed by age 3