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Oregon Consortium of Family Networks (OCFN)

Oregon Consortium of Family Networks (OCFN)
 Families building community; Creating futures

Why Family Networks?

We are families of children with disabilities committed to connecting families and their communities. We welcome all families, connect them with other families, ensure they have access to information and resources, encourage and support their leadership and advocacy, and help Oregon’s communities welcome and support all families.


What do they do?

1. Help families connect with other families

2. Help families develop and access information and resources in their local community

3. Encourage and support leadership and advocacy by families

4. Encourage families to focus on strengths and possibilities

5. Help non-disability related organizations welcome and support families


OCFN believes and advocates for the following:

We believe and advocate for the following:

- Disability is one of many types of human diversity

- Peer support is sustainable, empowers families and changes lives

- Families with high expectations for their children raise adults with high expectations

- All families have strengths and valuable experiences that contribute to their community

- Welcoming communities strengthen and support all families

- The role of the services system is to complement the support that exists in community

- Access to effective supports and services is a fundamental right of all families across Oregon

What is OCFN?

Background: The Oregon Consortium of Family Networks, a project of the Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities and the Office of Developmental Disability Services, is an association of family networks committed to a set of core values. Each member is an independent, family-led organization working in collaboration with community partners and each other. There is no eligibility to connect with these organizations.


Who is OCFN?

Central Oregon Disability Support Network (CODSN) (Deshutes, Crook, and Jefferson Counties)

Contact information:  541-548-8559, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Creating Opportunities (Polk, Yamhill and Marion Counties)

Contact information:  503-559-3674, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Families Engaging and Thriving Together (FEATT) (Douglas County)

Contact information:  541-670-2750, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Family and Community Together (FACT) (Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Lincoln, Multnomah, Tillamook, and Washington Counties)

Contact Information:  503-786-6082, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Bridging Communities (Jackson and Josephine Counties)

Contact information:  (541) 690-8542, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

ROCCOS Family Network  (Wheeler, Grant, Harney, Union, Baker and Malheur Counties)

Contact information:  (877) 315-4225, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Families Connected (Lane County)

Contact information:  541-343-5256, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)