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CCCC Helps Families Pay Rent with New Grant

November 22, 2021

By Natalie Hornstein; CCCC Community Connections Specialist | In early 2021, Clackamas County received a grant to provide rent assistance and case management services to families experiencing homelessness. Soon after, ClackCoKids assumed management of this $243,000 grant, eager to impact the growing concern of homelessness in our community during a housing crisis made worse by…

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Checkout Our Latest Impact Report!

October 28, 2021

By Darcee Kilsdonk; CCCC Executive Director | Last year our agency chose the Muhammad Ali quote, “Don’t count the days, make the days count,” for our annual theme. Those words set our intention for the year, as we navigated a global pandemic, wildfires, ice storms, and continuous services for our children and families through it…

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ClackCoKids Partners with PDX Diaper Bank

October 20, 2021

By Natalie Hornstein; CCCC Community Connections Specialist | Over the last several years, the PDX Diaper Bank and ClackCoKids have partnered to provide families enrolled in our programs with much needed diapers and wipes. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the PDX Diaper Bank reached out to ClackCoKids for help distributing diapers to the Clackamas County community…

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Georgia Ullmann to Lead CCCC COVID-19 Team

October 1, 2021

By Robyn Alper; CCCC Health Services Manager | Welcome back to ClackCoKids, Georgia! Georgia Ullmann is rejoining our team as a Health Services Specialist. With her Master’s Degree in Public Health, Georgia will lead our COVID-19 prevention and response efforts – including monitoring the status of the pandemic, staying current on COVID-19 regulations and guidelines,…

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TriMet Awards CCCC $15,000 in Fare Relief!

September 20, 2021

By Susan Rue; CCCC Parent, Family, Community Engagement Manager | Over the last several years, we have partnered with TriMet to provide CCCC families with much needed transportation relief in the form of monthly transit passes. Our family service providers partner with enrolled families to identify those most in need of this support in order…

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New Infant/Toddler Classroom at Sandy Ridge

September 14, 2021

By Erich Brill, CCCC Operations Director | We are excited to announce the completion of our expansion project at our Sandy Ridge Center! The completed project features a new infant and toddler classroom, accompanied by a new infant and toddler outdoor play space. The new classroom will serve eight children and their families in the…

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Join Our Healthy Families Advisory Committee

August 11, 2021

By Rosie Torres, CCCC Home-Based Manager | Interested in helping us to serve, connect, and grow? We are looking for parents and community members to volunteer for our Healthy Families Advisory Council! This is a chance to: Review policies and program practices Join us in program planning and self-assessment Provide feedback that will help us…

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COVID-19 Safety Precautions for Fall

July 30, 2021

By Darcee Kilsdonk, CCCC Executive Director | COVID-19 continues to circulate in our community and we do not take for granted our responsibility to offer healthy and safe environments for the wellbeing of children, families, and staff.  As we prepare to open our centers for in-person services this fall, we will continue to follow health…

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Five Stars for ClackCoKids!

July 23, 2021

By Raylene Donaldson, CCCC Education Manager | Did you know that our centers are Spark 5-star rated? All of our centers throughout Clackamas County have achieved a 5-star rating from Spark, which is a statewide program that assesses program quality in early learning. But what exactly does that mean? It means our programs have demonstrated…

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Partner Spotlight: Dr. Karen Rush, Children’s Center

July 14, 2021

By Natalie Hornstein, CCCC Community Connections Specialist | Meet Dr. Karen Rush, the new Executive Director of the Children’s Center of Clackamas County! Dr. Rush may be new to the Children’s Center, but she has long served children and families in the Clackamas County community. Previously, she was the Director of Early Learning for the…

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