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Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic Joins Fostering Hope Initiative

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August 1, 2019
Mark Simpson, Community Health Services (CHS) Program Manager has joined the Fostering Hope Intitative Executive Council in Oregon.

Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic joined the Fostering Hope Initiative (FHI) Executive Council in Oregon with Community Health Services (CHS) Program Manager, Mark Simpson, as the organization’s representative on the council. 

FHI council members recently voted to include Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic as a core member of the council to continue to build on strong community partnerships.  The area served by FHI includes Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic Oregon sites in Salem, at Lancaster Family Health Center at Lancaster and Lancaster Family Health Center at Beverly, and in Woodburn at Salud Medical Center and Pacific Pediatrics. 

“It is an honor and a privilege to represent Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinics on the FHI Executive Council and to work with such a passionate and purpose-driven group.  I am excited to join our collective efforts to ‘champion the cause of those who have no voice’ and to strengthen our community,” Simpson said.

Fostering Hope Initiative (FHI) is a consortium of 14 core community-based organizations and partners that have implemented a successful collective impact model. This innovative neighborhood-based, multi-agency approach seeks to ensure every child and adult in every neighborhood:

  • lives in a safe, stable, nurturing home

  • is healthy, succeeds in school or work, and

  • enjoys financial self-sufficiency.” 

FHI partners include Oregon DHS, Marion County, Catholic Community Services, Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency, Marion & Polk Early Learning Hub, Family Building Blocks, Mano a Mano, local law enforcement, Court Appointed Special Advocates, Marion County Health, Liberty House, the Department of Human Services and others. 

“As a community partner, we understand the importance of multi-agency collaboration to support families and strengthen protective factors within our community,” Simpson added.