Family Access Network receives $2,000 grant from Wells Fargo

The nonprofit Family Access Network (FAN) has received a $2,000 grant from Wells Fargo to help address basic-needs for children and their families in Deschutes County.

The gift will provide essential services such as food, clothing, housing support, medical and dental care and more through the FAN advocates in local communities.

“We are grateful for the generous support from Well Fargo. These funds will allow FAN to help more families in our communities so their children can attend school well rested, well fed and ready to learn,” said FAN Executive Director Julie Lyche.

“At Wells Fargo, we partner with organizations such as FAN that share our mission of helping our community improve,” said District Manager Colm Boer of Bend. “We feel we can accomplish more through collaboration than if each of us were working on our own.”

FAN began in January 1993 and currently employs 25 advocates in 50 public school (K-12) and early childhood sites. FAN improves lives by ensuring that children have access to basic-need services.  FAN is unique to Central Oregon, utilizing advocates to efficiently reach and connect disadvantaged children and families with basic needs, such as food, shelter, clothing and healthcare.

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