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MountainStar Family Relief Nursery


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.


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 to learn about these opportunities and more.

Donate vital funds at

$5,000 Will support the cost of one child in our therapeutic program for a year

$1,000 $1,000 Will provide nutritious food for program children for one month

$300 Will sponsor one group parent training, including childcare and dinner

$150 Will fund one month of gas for a vehicle that transports children

$75 Will buy art supplies and materials for therapeutic classroom activities

In 2018, MountainStar successfully kept 98% of children in our program safe from confirmed cases of abuse and neglect. By partnering with parents, we keep kids safe.

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