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MISSION STATEMENT

MountainStar Family Relief Nursery's mission is to prevent child abuse and neglect through community support and therapeutic services that help vulnerable children and families succeed.

We are the only program in Deschutes, Jefferson, and Crook Counties providing therapeutic classrooms, parenting education services, and family support targeted at protecting babies and toddlers who are at significant risk for abuse and neglect.

We work directly with Central Oregon families in crisis. Parents struggling with poverty, homelessness, physical and mental illness, addiction, domestic violence, and more come to us voluntarily for help. We provide the space for children and parents to take a breath, regroup, and learn the skills needed to create a loving, supportive environment that nurtures the whole family. By partnering with parents, we help protect young children from abuse and neglect.

YOUR DONATIONS MAKE A DIFFERENCE

here are many ways you can get involved: Volunteer to play with children in our therapeutic classes. Sign up as a Fairy God-Parent to “adopt” a specific child and provide clothes, gifts, and other needs. Bring in diapers to any of our centers – we use A LOT of them serving 400+ babies and toddlers each year! Visit mtstar.org to learn about these opportunities and more.

Donate vital funds at mtstar.org

$5,000 donation supports the cost of one child in our therapeutic classes for a year

$1,000 donation provides the cost to feed the children for a month

$300 donation sponsors a group parent training, child care, and dinner

$150 donation can fund one month of gas for our van to transport children and families

$75 donation can buy art supplies and materials for therapeutic classroom activities

MountainStar envisions communities that support each parent’s efforts to nurture their children’s emotional, physical, and intellectual development in a safe environment; and that child abuse and neglect in Central Oregon is reduced as a direct result of MountainStar’s efforts.

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