Friends of the Children – Lane County is ecstatic to be included in the group of Friends of the Children chapters supported by the Silver Family Foundation. The Foundation awarded Friends – Lane County with an award of $120,000 which will provide 3 years of operational support for Friend’s professional mentorship program as the organization continues its goal of serving additional youth/families in new areas of Lane County suffering the impacts of intergenerational poverty and systemic inequities.

The grant acknowledges that Friend’s “2Gen” approach to serving the whole family is an important part of increasing opportunities to support family stability. In Friends 2Gen program, Friends staff also work with caregivers to identify potential barriers to their goals and connect them to existing community organizations that may be able to lend a hand.

The Silver Family Foundation is a long-time supporter of Friends of the Children chapters in the Greater Pacific Northwest. The organization aligns well with the Foundation’s focus on transformative youth development and academic preparation.