Keeping Children Safe

Special Guests

Relief Nursery was pleased to host Bruce Goldberg, M.D., Director of the Oregon Department of Human Services, who visited Relief Nursery to meet with Relief Nursery staff and board members.

Dr. Goldberg is a family medicine physician who has devoted his professional career to improving the organization, delivery and financing of public health services. He has been Director of the Oregon Department of Human Services since November 2005, a position he says he was drawn to because of the opportunity it provides for making a positive difference in the lives of so many people.

Relief Nursery was honored to host Eric M. Bost, Under Secretary of Agriculture for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services and his assistant, Brenda Lisi, on a tour of Relief Nursery. Mr. Bost toured Relief Nursery and met directly with parents and board members to learn more about the comprehensive services offered, Relief Nursery model and the replication process.

“We are thrilled that someone of Mr. Bost’s stature in the federal government would make a special trip to learn about the success of Relief Nursery,” said Sid Johnson, Director of National Replication.

Relief Nursery hosted Ms. Martha Brooks, State Director of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, on a tour of Relief Nursery at the invitation of former Lane County Sheriff, Russ Burger. Fight Crime: Invest in Kids is a national bipartisan anti-crime group led by 3,000 police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors, other police leaders, and violence survivors. As leaders on the front-line in the battle against crime, our mission is to take a hard-nosed look at the research about what works to keep kids from becoming criminals. Research and experience show that certain targeted investments in programs that give kids a good start in life will prevent children from engaging in later crime and violence. These investments include quality early education and care, child abuse and neglect prevention, after-school programs, and programs that help troubled kids get back on track.

“It was a pleasure hosting Martha Brooks and sharing the work of Relief Nursery with her. We look forward to working with Fight Crime: Invest in Kids in breaking the cycle of child abuse in Oregon communities,” said former Executive Director, Irene Alltucker.

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Relief Nursery prevents the cycle of child abuse and neglect through early intervention that focuses on building successful and resilient children, strengthening parents, and preserving families.