Family Access Network
FAN is a network of community partners who collaborate to ensure children attend school ready to learn. They are unique in Oreogn in that they provide Family Advocates in all Deschutes County Public Schools. FAN Advocates are service brokers who link chlidren and families to critical social supports with the goal of keeping children in school. Working through one dedicated advocate, a student or parent is referred for dental work, job opportunities, clothing, rent assistance, childcare support, health insurance or whatever the need. Central to this approach is empowering families to take action to help themselves. FAN currently has 21 FAN Advocates in 42 public schools and 2 early childhood sites.