Local Links for Families

Resources Available to Our Community

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Healthy Families
Community Action's Healthy Families provides information, resources, and support to first-time parents.

Parenting Together Washington County
Parenting Together Washington County strives to bring families and communities together. They promote and support opportunities to learn through parenting education classes, workshops and family-friendly activities. See their calendar for more information.

La Leche League
La Leche League of Oregon helps parents to breastfeed through peer support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and parent. 

Child Care

Find Child Care Oregon
211 referrals and online search-by-zip-code for child care in Oregon.

Child Care Safety Portal
The Early Learning Division of the Oregon Department of Education provides this resource for parents and families to check on the safety and quality of licensed child care programs in Oregon. The portal lets you search for a child care provider and view their licensing history over a period of time.

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Photo of a man with a child sitting on his lap at library storytime.
Photo of a woman reading a book with a small child in a library.

Health & Safety

Autism Society of Oregon
Oregon's leading organization providing resources, education, advocacy on policy matters, and support for individuals and families living with autism. See their website for more information about ASO Region 8 (including Washington, Clatsop, Columbia, and Tillamook counties) support groups.

Car Seat Clinics with the Beaverton Police Department
The Beaverton Police Department offers clinics on proper car seat installation.

Emergency Preparedness
Information from the City of Beaverton's Emergency Management program on how local families can prepare for possible serious events, such as storms, earthquakes, or fire.

Food Hero
Ideas and tips for planning, budgeting, and cooking healthy meals for your family from Oregon State University. All information is available in Spanish and English.

Immunization Information for Washington County
The Washington County Department of Health & Human Services provides necessary immunizations for children and adults against vaccine-preventable diseases such as diphtheria, polio, whooping cough, measles, hepatitis, flu, and numerous other diseases.

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Help for Families in Need

Free information about more than 5,000 health, community, and social services.

Community Action
Community Action works to eliminate conditions of poverty, and programs include assistance with rent payments and utility bills, getting into housing, and more.

The Dougy Center
Grief counseling and support groups for children and families.

Healthy Families Oregon
Healthy Families Oregon is a free family support and parent education home visiting program. It is voluntary and focuses on strengthening the parent-child relationship to assure healthy growth and development. Parents receive information on topics like child development, infant care, and keeping their baby healthy, and learn what is going on in their communities to support new families.

Oregon Food Bank Food Finder
Use your city or zip code to search for a food pantry or pickup site near you.

Women, Infants & Children (WIC)
WIC is the special Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for women, infants, and children.

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