Archives : 2012 : August

School’s in session!

August 30th, 2012

Next Wednesday, September 5, marks the first day of school for many Central Oregon children.

This also means more children will be visiting Deschutes Children’s Foundation to begin early education programs like Head Start and Rising Stars Preschool.

Another partner, Family Access Network, will be going into high gear making sure our most vulnerable children and their families have all the tools they need to succeed in school this year.

What are you doing to get ready for the school year? We’d love to hear your stories.

The future of our community

Partner Spotlight – Rimrock Trails Adolescent Treatment Services

August 21st, 2012

Rimrock Trails provides the support teens need

For some of us, high school isn’t that far behind us. For others, we are seeing our grandkids graduate from high school. One thing remains the same throughout the years, high school is a challenging time for kids. Unfortunately drugs and alcohol are still making their way through the hallways of our schools, and many children fall victim to their dangers.

To address this problem, Rimrock Trails provides comprehensive drug and alcohol treatment programs for adolescent youth. With an outpatient office at the Rosie Bareis Campus, Rimrock Trails staff provides youth and their families with the resources, counseling, group therapy and peer support needed to overcome the challenges of drug and alcohol addiction. For more information about Rimrock Trails, click here

Golf Tournament Benefits Deschutes County Children and Families

August 13th, 2012

Chip in Fore Kids, a charity golf tournament benefiting Deschutes Children’s Foundation, presented by the Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Brewer/Harding Group, is taking place on Monday, October 8, 2012 at Bend Golf and Country Club.

Play golf, help kids

The tournament will be fun for golfers of all skill levels with games scattered throughout the course. The tournament will also be played in a scramble format – play each shot from your foursomes best lie. There will also be the chance to win a brand new Jeep Wrangler, courtesy of Smolich Motors!

There are still sponsorship opportunities available as well as opportunities to play in the tournament. Click here for more information.

Thank you to sponsors Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Brewer/Harding Group, Albertson’s, Deschutes Brewery, BBT Architects, Cascade Business News, KQAK and KBNW.

Great Office Space Available on Bend’s West Side

August 6th, 2012

An 860 square foot office space is available at the Rosie Bareis Community Campus in Bend. The office space contains two offices and a general reception area.

Office Space at Rosie Bareis Campus

The cost for the space is approximately $592.25/month ($0.69/square foot) and includes power, water, garbage and recycling, common use areas including conference room. Tenant is responsible for phone and internet service. Copy machine is available on-site with a $0.05 per page cost.

Qualified occupants will be evaluated for, at the minimum, the following criteria:
· Mission of program
· Potential for collaboration with other campus programs
· Funding sources and stability of program
· Mix of direct/support services
· Numbers served compatible with campus physical makeup

The office space is located alongside Healthy Beginnings, Central Oregon Mediation and Central Oregon Legal Aid. Other campus programs include KIDS Center, Saving Grace, Money Management International, Rimrock Trails, Women’s Resource Center of Central Oregon, Deschutes County Mental Health and Deschutes Children’s Foundation.

Recent evidence shows there are clear benefits to collaborative work spaces at nonprofit centers. To briefly sum up the findings, nonprofit centers “offer substantial advantages over traditional real estate models, yield increased effectiveness for resident organizations, and generate tangible positive impacts for consumers of these organizations’ services, surrounding communities and society at large.” You can read the full summary here.

For more information or to see the office space, contact Kim McNamer at 541-388-3101 or

Collaboration makes the community stronger