At Family Building Blocks, we believe every parent wants to be the best parent they can be. As a parent, you hear many messages about what it means to be a “good parent” and about what is “best” for your child. We believe you are the expert on your child. And we believe all parents can benefit from support to navigate the changes and challenges of parenthood.
Many parents feel confused and frustrated by conflicting parenting information from friends, family, and media. At Family Building Blocks, we provide information based on the latest research about healthy child development and positive parenting practices. We won’t tell you how to raise your child, but we will provide information that you can use in making parenting decisions.
Being a parent is one of the most challenging roles you will ever face. It is also one of the most significant. Are you interested in inviting Family Building Blocks to partner with your family? We would love to hear from you.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
After learning about your family and what you are looking for, our Intake team will connect you with the program that will best fit your needs: Relief Nursery, Healthy Families, or Early Head Start.
COPE classes are now available online. Please click the link below to access the class.
Due to the temporary closure of court services, COPE classes will remain closed until further notice.
Thank you for understanding. Please call 503.566.2132 if you have any questions.
If you're already partnering with Family Building Blocks, contact your FBB staff to learn about opportunities for you and your family including Parenting Classes, Playgroups, Family Nights, and more! If you are a community member interested in our Parenting Classes or Community Playgroups please contact us at 503.566.2132.
Families partnering with Family Building Blocks receive emergency food boxes through our partnership with Marion-Polk Food Share. Non-perishable food donations are accepted year-round at our locations to support the needs of families parenting young children in Marion and Polk counties.
Quality and gently used children's clothing is available to families through our Clothing Closet. There is always a need for additional donations of gently used clothing for children ages infant to five years.
Parents are connected to needed community resources and services including local food banks, medical and dental providers, housing, child care, Head Start, support for basic needs, substance abuse counseling, domestic violence programs, and other charitable organizations that may be able to help families during a crisis.