Summertime with the Oregon Association of Relief Nurseries!

A Message from Kara Tachikawa, Executive Director :

“MountainStar started in 2001, serving 34 children and their families in Bend. We now serve about 300 children every year throughout Central Oregon, with sites in Bend, Madras, Prineville, and Redmond. Over this next year, we are working to add a site in La Pine, expand our services in Redmond, and hire an outreach worker in Warm Springs. We are a place that brings together children, their families, volunteers, and donors to help interrupt generational cycles of trauma and create a brighter future for our region. Together we are building communities of hope!”

From a MountainStar Parent:

“Life feels like it’s beginning. I am still on edge and feel unsettled sometimes but feel thankful and hopeful. We are constantly growing still, having support for not only myself but for my children means so much. I think about them having a great future and know that is not possible without MountainStar. “

Read Our July Newsletter Here