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COOS BAY — South Coast Family Harbor Relief Nursery has received a $20,000 grant from The Coquille Tribal Community Fund. These funds will be used to further the organization's home-based program. The purpose of this project is to serve families living in more rural areas of the county and are at high-risk for abusing or neglecting their children. These funds will enable South Coast Family Harbor professionals to travel to the families' homes to immediately begin stabilizing them, reducing risk factors of abuse/neglect and start building safe and nurturing families. Funding from this grant will provide South Coast Family Harbor with the resources and materials that will be used during these home visits. 

Founded in 2001 by The Coquille Indian Tribe, the Community Fund has distributed more than $6.1 million to support projects in the areas of education, health, public safety, arts and culture, problem gambling treatment and historic preservation in a five-county region of Southwestern Oregon. This year the fund awarded 57 grants totaling $291,163.

For organizations wishing to be considered for the next round of funding, the deadline for applications is Nov. 30. For more information, visit the fund’s website at www.coquilletribalfund.org.

South Coast Family Harbor Relief Nursery is a child abuse and neglect prevention program that works with high-risk families to help prevent child abuse and neglect by using individualized supports to strengthen families and keep children safe, healthy and ready to learn. They also help support parents in overcoming life’s challenges and help provide safe nurturing homes for children. South Coast Family Harbor is located at 250 Hull St, in Coos Bay, www.southcoastfamilyharbor.org.

South Coast Family Harbor will be hosting the fourth annual Starry Starry Night fundraiser at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at The Mill Casino-Hotel in the Bear Grass room. This year it falls on Cinco de Mayo so that will be the theme. Tickets are $60 and can be purchased by calling 541-982-3090.

About the Coquille Tribal Community Fund

The fund reflects the commitment of The Coquille Indian Tribe to take a proactive, positive role in the community’s wellbeing. Supported by a percentage of revenue from The Mill Casino, the fund is managed and distributed by a board of community leaders and Tribal representatives.

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