Helping families and children build skills for loving relationships and healthy lifestyles.

“Fine. But I’m not a dancer.”

Zumba ParkdaleEnjoy our latest newsletter story about how one of our staff members, Yesi Castro, traveled to the far reaches of her comfort zone to serve people in her community.

Parenting in the Gorge Guide

PITGGCover250x314With fun family activities, parenting classes, online resources, playgroups, library story hours, and more, this guide makes it easy for parents to find what their family needs. The Parenting in the Gorge Guide is also in Spanish.  The Guide is produced in a unique partnership with the Columbia Gorge Press and the Hood River News, for whom we are very grateful.

Parenting Classes Starting in The Dalles & Hood River

Call Nancy at 541-436-0319, or toll free at 855-308-2236 to register for Incredible Years Parenting Series starts in The Dalles Sept. 22, and in Hood River Sept 23.

For parents of kids 2 -8 years old.

A light dinner is provided along with childcare. Explore new parenting techniques, like new ways to deal with challenging behavior. Learn how to play with, praise and reward your young children. Learn how to use “Pocket Full of Feelings” to increase your child’s emotional literacy. By increasing your child’s intelligence and abilities, you get them ready for school success. 

Visa Workshop for Crime Victims

DSCN8655There will be a FREE U-Visa Workshop on October 11th from 2:00-6:00 pm at St. Mary’s Church in Hood River. A U-Visa gives an undocumented individual who has been the victim of a crime temporary citizenship.

It ended with “The Van Dance”

Crew member pretending to be a bird in a messy nest to make us laugh.

Crew member pretending to be a bird in a messy nest to make us laugh.

We are so proud of how our youth employment crew helps the Forest Service