MountainStar Family Relief Nursery’s mission is to prevent child abuse and neglect through community support and therapeutic services that help vulnerable children and families succeed. We are the only program in Deschutes, Jefferson, and Crook Counties providing therapeutic classrooms, parenting education services, and family support targeted at protecting babies and toddlers who are at significant risk for abuse and neglect.
We envision communities that support each parent’s efforts to nurture their children’s emotional, physical, and intellectual development in a safe environment.
MountainStar serves over 300 children and their families each year. The families we work with have an average of 16 family stressors including poverty, housing and food insecurities, and mental and physical health struggles. Each year, we are proud to report that 98% of children in our program remained free from confirmed cases of abuse and neglect.