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Strengthening families through
support and education


Mission Statement

Building Healthy Families strengthens families through proven family education and support programs and helps create family environments that assure children’s school readiness, success, and life skills.



Funding Sources

Children’s Trust Fund of Oregon

Commission on Children and Families

The Ford Family Foundation

Enterprise School District

Imbler High School FFA Community 101

Juan Young Foundation

Oregon Community Foundation

Oregon Department of
Human Services

Soroptimist of Wallowa County

Meyer Memorial Trust

US Department of Justice
Office of Violence Against Women
Safe Havens

Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act (GLS) grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Many Businesses, Citizen’s
and Community Partners

Thank you!


A special Thank you to Building Healthy Families' Volunteers!












Because parenting is the most important, challenging, and rewarding job a person will have

Building Healthy Families (BHF) is an independent, nonprofit family support organization, offering personalized universal family support and education programs for parents, caregivers, parents-to-be, students and children through diversified programming. At BHF, we focus on child development, age-appropriate behavior, parent-child interaction, positive discipline, and family health and safety. We promote family access to needed resources in the community and advocate for children and families.


Alternative Education

In collaboration with the Enterprise School District, BHF welcomes the Alternative Education students to an engaging and innovative education opportunity. BHF has designed hands-on, project-based curriculum that meets the individual academic needs of each of our students.

Community Resource Team

The Community Resource Team (CRT) is a multi-agency, strength based planning process, which increases coordination to connect families with services in an effort to reduce risk factors and increase protective factors. The CRT members come together (one location-one time) to wrap services around the family, a “one stop” approach to providing services. Facilitation, personalized follow-up and individual family support is provided by BHF.

Early Childhood Campus

Aligned with Oregon’s Early Childhood Comprehensive Plan, BHF’ Early Childhood Campus (ECC) is focused on the essential elements of positive early childhood development, family education and support services. Housed within the ECC is a Learning Center serving our most vulnerable population, children ages 6 months to 4 years.

Exploration: An Out-of-School-Time Alliance

Exploration is an out-of-school-time community collaboration, housed at Building Healthy Families. The desired program outcomes include: Keep Kids Safe; Support Working Families and Inspire Learning: Improve academic achievement. The program’s curriculum providers include: Wallowa Resources, OSU Extension Service, Wallowa County Library, and several local artist. Exploration’s 5th-12th Mentor/Tutoring program is offered in all three Wallowa County school districts.

Healthy Start/Healthy Families of Northeast Oregon

Healthy Start is a voluntary home visiting and family support program that assists first-time families in giving their newborn children a “healthy start” in life. Healthy Start/Healthy Families of Northeast Oregon offers home visiting services in Baker and Union Counties.

Home Visits

Individual family support and parent education is available for families through home visiting. Home visits are voluntary, free and confidential, and are tailored to the individual family’s needs and interests.

Healthy Start/Healthy Families: home visiting and family support program that assists first-time families in giving their newborn children a “healthy start” in life (Baker and Wallowa counties).
Family Support and Connections: home visiting and family support (Baker and Wallowa counties).
Baker County Family Support Manager: links families with schools, organizations, and agencies for the purpose of removing barriers to student success and healthy thriving families.

Literacy Link

Wallowa County Library and BHF is partnering to provide family literacy services and enhance programs focusing on parent/caregiver literacy education, children’s outreach literacy programs, and free literacy materials.


Mentor Match

Mentor Match: “connecting youth and adults to develop life skills” a Youth Enrichment Project providing three unique mentoring and learning opportunities each working under the Mission of “Increasing possibilities through the strength of supportive relationships.” Exploration: K-4th Afterschool & Exploration 5th-12 Tutoring and Mentoring Program, the Youth Entrepreneurship Project, and Books Bridging Generations [formerly known as SMART Reading].

Parent/Family Education Groups

Join our evidence-based parent groups offered throughout Baker and Wallowa Counties. Free childcare, meals, and accessible classrooms for education opportunities. We hope to visit with you at the next community event. Call for more information on class schedules, locations, and times.

Safe Visits

A community service program of supervised visits and monitored exchanges for children who would otherwise be unable to spend time with one of their parents. The program focuses on the safety and best interests of domestic violence victims and their children. Safe Visits is offered in Union and Wallowa counties.

School One Stop (SOS)

The SOS Program links Baker County families to county organizations/agencies and the services they provide.

Wallowa County Prevention Program Collaborative (WCPPC)

WCPPC is housed with BHF and is a community partnership (BHF, Wallowa Valley Center for Wellness, Wallowa County Youth Services, Safe Harbors, Wallowa County Health Department and Department of Human Services) formed as the collaborative body and advisory committee to plan for and implement Prevention Services, Problem Gambling, and Youth Suicide Prevention.







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