Working Together to Build Stronger Families and Communities

About Us

We are Strengthening Rural Families!

We serve Benton and Linn Counties, with programs in many rural communities including Alsea, Monroe, Philomath, Santiam Canyon, and surrounding areas. We do coalition work in Lincoln County.

At Strengthening Rural Families, we use a collaborative approach to promote the health and well-being of individuals and families in rural communities through education, advocacy, coalition building and community connections. We are proud to partner with local organizations, offer resources, support rural communities and provide programming through our two initiatives – rural parenting and rural health.

We have locally-based community coordinators in each of the primary areas we serve who help facilitate community events and outreach. Together, we bring programs and services to the places that families can best access them: their hometowns!

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Guiding Principles

  • We ensure that all individuals and families have access to social support, community education and health services in their rural communities.
  • We advocate for rural children, teens, adults, older adults and families.
  • We build programs in collaboration with individuals, families, school districts, community agencies, businesses and other organizations.
  • We strive to meet the needs of all cultures, honoring the healthy community traditions and values of our rural community members.

Goals For Our Rural Communities:

1. Empower individuals and families.

2. Promote health and well-being of individuals and families.

3. Advocate for early childhood development and education.

4. Build the organizational capacity of Strengthening Rural Families to ensure that rural families have access to high quality services and resources.