The Relief Nursery model features three integrated components designed to support and stabilize families with children ages 0-5 years old: 1) specialized classrooms, 2) parent education, and 3) home visitations.

Additional resources:

Information on free emergency diapers and children/maternity clothing is listed below.

Temporary out-of-home placement/respite care is available through Safe Families for Children Yamhill County.

Specialized Early Childhood Classrooms

Therapeutic early childhood programs provide positive experiences, relationships, and healing for young children. Classes are currently available for children ages 18-months through age five. The instructor assumes both classroom teacher and family support home visitor roles. This establishes a supportive relationship for the entire family and consistency for the child in all environments. Child therapists and special education consultants also provide support for the children, parents, and instructors.

Transportation and two meals are provided as part of a child’s classroom experience.

Parent Connections & Support

The following Parenting Education Groups are offered year-round in both English and Spanish:

  • Mothers and Babies – focus on recognizing and coping with postpartum depression
  • Making Parenting a Pleasure
  • Circle of Security
  • Parenting Teens

Food and childcare are provided for all groups.

Current schedule of upcoming courses.

Food and childcare are provided for all groups.

Home Visits

Understanding the importance of working with families in their home environment, the Relief Nursery model incorporates home visits into all program elements. Instructors, counselors, alcohol and drug peer support provide in-home services, either individually or as a team. Depending on professional assessment and family needs – they focus on parent support, parent-child relationships, problem-solving, referrals, recovery issues, and child safety.

Basic Needs Assistance

Assistance with basic parenting-related needs is provided, with the focus being on problem solving and self-sufficiency. A Family Place depends on community donations to maintain its basic needs assistance programs.

McMinnville location: 125 SE Cowls St/Open Thursdays from 10am-Noon

Newberg location: 1714 Villa Rd/Open Thursdays from 10am-Noon

West Valley location: 1100 NE Oaken Hills Dr, Willamina behind High School next to Football Field Thursdays from 10am-Noon

Diaper Bank – Families can receive up to 15 diapers per child at every visit when supplies are available.. Call 503-472-4020 for more information.

Clothing Closet – New & gently used children’s and maternity clothing.

Temporary Out-of-Home Placement/Respite Care

Families facing severe issues may need to place their children temporarily outside of their home so the parents/caregivers can focus on stabilizing their life. Through the Safe Families for Children program, we can help place children in safe, loving homes where the parents can maintain contact with their children.

Screening, assessment, and services are embedded in the Relief Nursery therapeutic early childhood program. All children are screened using a developmental screening tool that pinpoints developmental progress. Child, adult, and family counseling are available on-site and in the home.