Family Resources

  • Child Development and Family Support (CDFS) Programs provide services to pregnant women and families of children ages birth to 5 who are low income or meet eligibility requirements, and reside in East Multnomah County outside of Portland Public Schools. Services include comprehensive preschool and child care programs, home visits, parent and child activities, health screenings and education, meals, transportation, child care provider education, child care referral services, opportunities to volunteer, and parent involvement activities. Some programs operate year-round.

  • CDFS Main Office: Maywood Campus

    Family Resources Front CTA
    10100 NE Prescott
    Portland, OR 97220
    Phone number:   503-491-6111
    Fax: 503-491-6112
    Open: Monday - Friday
    Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Taking application between
    9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    No appointment needed.

  • Head Start

    Head Start provides child development and family support services for children ages 3 to 5 who are low income or meet eligibility requirements and reside in East Multnomah County outside of Portland Public Schools.

    Early Head Start

    The Early Head Start program enrolls pregnant moms and children who are birth to 3 and who meet eligibility requirements in a variety of program options.

    Head Start & Early Head Start Full Day Programs

    Head Start and Early Head Start programs have a limited number of openings to provide child care for children ages 18 months to 5 years of working parents, and children ages 6 months to 5 years of full time MHCC students.

    Parents as Teachers

    The Parents as Teachers (PAT) program provides information, support and encouragement to parents who want to help their children build a strong foundation during their early years of life. The early years of a child's life are critical for optimal development and provide the base for success in school and beyond.


    Harvest for Healthy Kids

    Harvest for Healthy Kids is a community-based intervention research project with Portland State University, designed to increase access for children and families to a variety of fruits and vegetables that are grown here in Oregon.

    Learn more about Harvest for Healthy Kids .