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THE KIDS DASH

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The 8th annual Kids Dash is June 8th, 2019 at the Grants Pass High School track. Gate opens st 8AM. Entry fee is $10/child. The Kids Dash was founded by Dr. Nate Tanner. It has been a KidZone Community Foundation event since 2014. The Kids Dash includes runs for children ages two through middle school as well as relay races …

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Sleep in Heavenly Peace: Providing Beds for Children in Need

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Sleep in Heavenly Peace began in Twin Falls, Idaho in 2012 when a group of people built a bunk bed as a service project. After building a second bunk bed with the leftover lumber, they offered it for free on Facebook with an overwhelming response. They soon realized that the need is out there for beds for children – the …

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The 4-H Experience

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4-H is delivered by Cooperative Extension—a community of more than 100 public universities across the nation that provides experiences where young people learn by doing. Kids complete hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture and citizenship, in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles. Kids experience 4-H …

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Medford to open first Hebrew School

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Bringing Jewish Life to Medford, Oregon! Chabad Jewish Center of Southern Oregon will open the first ever Hebrew school in Medford, Oregon beginning this October of 2018 for children ages 3-12. The Hebrew School will be servicing the areas of Medford, Jacksonville, Grants Pass, and suburbs. “Our Regional Jewish Center is located in Ashland but we saw a great need …

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The Recovery Village

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The Recovery Village. Find Drug and Alcohol Treatment in Oregon That Works. Tucked away in the picturesque Pacific Northwest, Oregon is one of the country’s often overlooked treasures. From rugged coastlines to pristine evergreen wilderness, this diverse state offers no shortage of breathtaking sights. But while the Beaver State boasts beautiful views and bustling metropolitan areas, it also has a …

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Free Summer Meals Program for Kids & Teens

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Nourishing Oregon’s Kids. There are over 800 summer meal sites in Oregon with free meals for kids and teens ages 1-18. Summer meal programs may serve a combination of lunch, breakfast, supper and morning or afternoon snacks. Some programs also offer learning activities for kids before or after meals.                        …

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Drugrehab.com

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Drugrehab.com is an online information center dedicated to those battling addiction and mental health issues. Their goal is to equip families with the necessary tools and resources to guide them on the road to recovery. You can access the Oregon resource here: https://www.drugrehab.com/oregon/ or call 877-695-5395

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211info Connects People with Resources

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Did you know that information on local health and social services is now accessible by calling 211? Just like calling 911 for an emergency, people can call 211 to identify, navigate, and connect with the local resources they need. The statewide nonprofit 211info is part of the nationwide 211 phone system. Staff are available to answer calls from 8 a.m. …

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Ashland Emergency Food Bank

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Serving the community Since 1972, Ashland Emergency Food Bank (AEFB) has provided food to residents of Ashland, Talent and surrounding rural communities. Each month, 500-600 families representing approximately 1,500 individuals come to us for food. Our customers include the unemployed and under-employed, the working poor, students, seniors and homeless. About twenty five percent are children under the age of 18. …

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ACCESS Building Community

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ACCESS Builds Community We provide food, housing, warmth and other essential services to Jackson County’s low income children, families, seniors and people with disabilities. As the Community Action Agency of Jackson County, OREGON, ACCESS has been helping Jackson County residents break the cycle of poverty since 1976. With a focus on education, ACCESS helps people through economic crisis by guiding …