Ties That Bind 

Grandparents and Kinship Caregivers Raising Children in Oregon

Summer Food Service Program

The Summer Food Service Program is available in hundreds of communities throughout Oregon, offering free meals and snacks to ALL kids 1-18.  Many programs also offer fun activities so kids can stay active and keep learning.

Support for Grandparents


When you find yourself with a new role, it can seem like you’re facing a world of complications.  These resources may help with legal help and financial assistance you and your child(ren) are entitled to receive.


Life and Relationships

Raising kids while keeping your other relationships healthy will take all your body, mind and heart. We offer these ideas and resources for keeping yourself together.


Parents take on one of the most challenging jobs possible every single day. You did it once, now here you go again! The world has changed. We hope these resources will help. 

Our Community

Join our Facebook group. It was created to bring Oregon grandparents raising grandchildren together to share their experiences and knowledge to support one another. 


Who can consent to a child’s vaccine?

In Oregon, any child 15 and older can self-consent to receive the Covid vaccine. For younger children, it’s more complicated. The basic legal principle is that regardless of where the child lives, parents must agree on medical care. This principle applies to children...

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2020-2021 Child Tax Credit

Beginning July 15th, most families with children will automatically receive monthly Child Tax Credit payments of up to $300 per child through the end of 2021. If you did not file a tax return for 2019 or 2020, and did not use the IRS Non-filers tool last year to sign...

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