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.
After learning about your family and what you are looking for, Intake team, Michelle and Stephanie, will connect you with the program that will best fit your needs: Relief Nursery, Healthy Families, or Early Head Start.
For Early Head Start, you may download the applications below. There are no applications necessary for our Relief Nursery or Healthy Families programs.
Early Head Start: Please return to Helen's Place at 180 18th St. NE.
COPE is a one-time, four-hour seminar provided for parents who are going through divorce or separation.
The seminar is oriented toward how to help your children through the divorce and providing parenting strategies for after the divorce takes place. This seminar is required for both parents by the Marion County courts. Although it is court-mandated for most parents that attend, anyone may register for this class.
We know that divorce/separation can be a difficult time for all involved. We also know that parents’ actions and decisions profoundly affect how well a child adjusts to the changes.
Parents will leave the seminar feeling like they have more tools for helping their children to thrive and be happy during this transition.
COPE es un seminario de cuatro horas que se toma solamente una vez para padres que están en trámites de divorcio o separación.
El seminario se centra en orientar a los padres en cómo ayudar a sus hijos durante el proceso de divorcio y proveer estrategias para después cuando el divorcio suceda. Este seminario es requerido por la corte del condado de Marion para ambos padres. Aunque es un requisito por la corte para ambos padres que asistan, cualquier padre puede venir a registrarse para asistir a la clase.
Reconocemos que el divorcio/separación son momentos difíciles para la familia y a todos los involucrados. También reconocemos que las acciones y decisiones de los padres afecta profundamente en cómo se ajustan los hijos a los cambios.
Los padres saldrán del seminario sintiendo que tienen más herramientas para ayudar a sus hijos en prosperar y ser feliz durante esta transición.
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Some funds are available for partial scholarships to offset the cost of COPE class fees for some participants. You will need to bring proof of income eligibility on the day of the class. OHP, TANF, SNAP, WIC, or Disability cards are often used to show proof of income eligibility. Your remaining responsibility after receiving the scholarship is $10, which must be paid before the class. Contact the COPE coordinator at 503.581.9922 to find out if you are eligible.
Algunos fondos están disponibles para becas parciales para compensar el costo de la clase COPE para algunos participantes. Usted necesita traer prueba de ingresos en el día de la clase. OHP, TANF, SNAP, WIC, o Tarjeta de discapacidad se usan con frecuencia para comprobar su elegibilidad. Su responsabilidad restante después de recibir la beca es $10, que debe ser pagado antes de la clase. Contacte a la coordinadora de COPE al 503.581.9922 para saber si usted es elegible.
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 Clothes 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.