The Family Access Network (FAN) received a $5,000 grant from Les Schwab for FAN advocate services in Crook and Deschutes Counties. Funds from Les Schwab will be divided evenly to FAN advocate services in each county, allowing advocates to get vital resources to vulnerable families who are dealing with stressors such as job loss and food insecurity.

“We are so grateful for this generous grant from Les Schwab. Their continued support and compassion will improve the lives of children in Deschutes and Crook counties,” Julie N. Lyche, Executive Director.

Les Schwab has been serving the community since it first opened its doors. Employees at local Les Schwab Tire Centers sponsor activities such as youth programs, helping families in need, and other events large and small.

The local Les Schwab Tire Center has supported school athletics, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Special Olympics Oregon, to name a few. For over 66 years, Les Schwab has been an active member of every community it serves, earning the trust of people all over the West.

Unique to Central Oregon, FAN began in 1993 and currently employs 26 advocates in 62 public schools (K-12) and early childhood sites across Central Oregon. The direct placement of FAN advocates within the public schools and early childhood sites allows FAN to effectively reach and connect disadvantaged children and families to essential basic needs.

To learn more about the Family Access Network,

please visit www.familyaccessnetwork.org or call 541-693-5675.

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