Strengthening Rural Families Programming

Community Coordinators

Alsea: Mirium Ulm at mirium.srf@ruralfamilies.org, (541) 487-4305

Monroe: Janeece Cook at janeece.srf@ruralfamilies.org, (541) 829-1349

Philomath: Laura Lundeen at laura.srf@ruralfamilies.org, (541) 929-2535

Positive Youth Development: Alexandra Barone at alex.srf@ruralfamilies.org, (541) 929-2535

Bilingual Rural Outreach: Nodabi Morales-Santos at nodabi.srf@ruralfamilies.org, (541) 929-2535

Alsea Classes—Mirium at mirium.srf@ruralfamilies.org to register

Squishtivities – Held once a month for parents and/or caregivers and children of any age, (adults must attend with their youth.) Create, play, and learn with sensory play, exploration & crafts. Held monthly, on the first Wednesday of the month, 4/4 and 5/2. 11:45am—12:45pm. Cost: FREE. Snack included. Held at the Alsea Pups Preschool. Held in partnership with the Alsea School District.

Monroe Classes—call Janeece Cook at (541) 829-1349 to register

Squishtivities – Held once a month for parents and/or caregivers and children of any age, (adults must attend with their youth.) Create, play, and learn with sensory play, exploration & crafts. Held monthly, on the first Tuesday of the month, 4/3, and 5/1. 11:00am—12:00pm. Cost: FREE. Snack included, at the Monroe Community Library. Held in partnership with the Monroe Community Library.

Philomath Classes– call Laura Lundeen at (541) 929-2535 to register

Live & Learn with Your Toddler – This 10 week class is for parents and their toddlers and provides information, activities, songs and games focused on supporting the children’s development. Tuesdays, April 3 – June 5, 9:10am-11:00am. $30 for Philomath School District residents/$74 for out of district. Clemens Primary School, Rm #146, Philomath, OR 97370. In partnership with LBCC Parenting Education and funded by Children’s Trust Fund of Oregon.

Abriendo PuertasEn Espanol, para familias con ninos de Kinder a grado 12.  Martes, Abril 3 – Junio 5, 6:00pm-8:00pm. 10 sesions, $30. Cuidado de ninos GRATIS. Cena GRATIS @ 5:30pm. Biblioteca de Clemens Primary School, Philomath, OR 97370. Traído a usted por Strengthening Rural Families, con la financiación proporcionada por LBCC- Parenting Success Network

  • Cene con otros padres y hablen acerca de su papel como los primeros maestros de sus hijos
  • Apoye a sus hijos en la escuela aprendiendo cómo crecen y se desarrollan
  • Aprenda como trabajar con la escuela para conseguir los mejores resultados para sus hijos
  • Aprenda nuevas ideas para la disciplina
  • Aprenda como apoyar las habilidades de lectura y matemáticas de su hijo

Por favor llame a la coordinadora, Nodabi Morales al (503) 574-0832 o la oficina de Strengthening Rural Families al (541) 929-2535 para registrarse y reservar cuidado de niños.

Live & Learn with Your Baby– Your baby is learning! This 10 week class is for parents and their babies. Come join other parents and their babies as you prepare for a lifetime of learning. Learn how to support your child’s emotional, physical and intellectual development through songs, activities and group discussions – all while building a community of support and lifelong friends for you and your child. Taught by Sunny Bennett. Wednesdays, April 4 – June 6, 9:30am-11:20am. Cost $25, with scholarships available. Clemens Primary School, SRF Common Area, Philomath, OR 97370. With support from LBCC Parenting Education.

Squishtivities – Held once a month for parents and/or caregivers and children of any age, (adults must attend with their youth.) Create, play, and learn with sensory play, exploration & crafts. Held monthly, on the second Wednesday of the month, 4/11 and 5/9. 10:30am—11:30am. Cost: FREE. Snack included. Held in collaboration with the Philomath Community Library.

Parenting Game-Changer Workshops—Different Topics, Held Monthly 

Yoga Calm: For school-age youth. The tools and skills that Yoga Calm nurtures provide the resilience and “grit” that more and more educators agree is key to children’s success, both in school and after graduation. But it’s more than just grit. Or attitude. Or a growth mindset. Or leadership skills.

It’s emotional intelligence. It’s resources for thriving.

The sessions engage heart, mind and body with a combination of physical skills, social skills games, and mindfulness activities. It helps kids develop emotional intelligence, communication skills, trust, and empathy and provides for a calmer home and more productive school environment. Held throughout the Philomath School District. And TBD @ Monroe Grade School

Girls Circles & Council for Boys & Young Men: For youth ages 10-18 who want to learn how to express themselves better, develop ways to make healthy decisions and learn how to feel great about themselves. In partnership with Philomath Youth Activities Club, Benton Co. Juvenile Dept. & Jackson Street Youth Svcs. Held @ Philomath Middle School, Monroe Grade School, & around Benton County. Please contact us directly (541) 929-2535 with a schedule.

Adult Dental Van:  None scheduled at this time. For adults 19 years of age or older and without insurance. If you have dental pain or a toothache, but don’t have insurance. Will provide fillings or extractions for those in pain. (This does not include wisdom teeth.) In collaboration with Medical Teams International and Samaritan Health Services. Mobile vans scheduled throughout the county, call SRF office for more information.