Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all Families Connected in-person events are canceled until further notice. Families Connected will continue to ensure families have access to resources and that they are able to support each other virtually during this time. Join Families Connected by searching for The Arc Families Connected on Facebook and ask to join the private group. Families Connected will continue to host virtual events; contact Nancy Berge for more information.
Sometimes having another person to talk to who is walking the same journey is what parents need most. Families Connected helps families who are raising a child (birth to 18 years) with a disability.
Familias en Conexión is a network of parents who are Spanish-speaking and who are also raising a child with a disability.
Families Connected and Familias en Conexión help:
- Connect parents with other parents so they feel less alone
- Provide resources and trainings and fun family events
- Families value full inclusion and high expectations
- Create more welcoming and accessible communities for families experiencing disability
From the mountains to the sandy dunes of the coast, Families Connected supports families throughout Lane County. Parent groups meet regularly in Florence, Eugene, Springfield and Junction City. Discover how you can get connected with other families for support, camaraderie and friendship. To learn more, email Nancy Berge, Families Connected Program Manager, or call 541-343-5256 ext. 100.
Familias en Conexión meets regularly in Springfield. To connect with Familias en Conexión, email Edith Osorio, Family Resource Manager, or call 541-343-5256 ext. 122.
Families Connected and Familias en Conexión are members of the Oregon Consortium of Family Networks.