South Coast Head Start expands services in Coquille and Bandon
County, OR- Oregon Coast Community Action’s South Coast Head
Start has been awarded extended duration funding to expand Head Start
service hours in Coquille and Bandon. This funding will extend the
school day for 38 children and families at both the Coquille and Bandon
Head Start locations.
hours will increase children’s learning and developmental
outcomes along with supporting working families,” said Child and
Family Service Director, Wendi Baird.
extended duration grant also includes $11,000 for one-time purchases to
ensure staff and children have a dynamic and developmentally
appropriate place to teach and learn.
are excited to be able to offer extended day services in Bandon and
Coquille. The earlier and better we prepare our children, the better
they perform in school later in life,” said ORCCA’s
Executive Director, Mike Lehman.
Start and Early Head Start provides a comprehensive child development
program for low-income children from birth to age five. The program
supports parents as the first and most important teacher of their
Information about South Coast Head Start can be found on our website at www.orcca.us.
Coquille Food Bank Info
Coquille Food Bank is located at Holy Name Catholic Church and is open
Mondays and Fridays from 2pm-4pm. If you are living in the Coquille
area (zip code 97423) and require emergency food please drop in and we
will provide 3 meals for 3 days to help you through the month. Any
questions please call 541-396-1603.
SNAP Recipients Eligible For Free Career Services Through Southwestern
Bay, OR – SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)
Recipients are eligible for free Career Coaching services from
Southwestern Oregon Community College through a new program called STEP
(SNAP Training & Education Program).
Individuals and families receiving SNAP Benefits can contact Genavieve Sharkey at 541-888-1647 or Genavieve.firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and to determine eligibility.
include: Employer Connections, Resume and Cover Letter
Assistance, Interview and Job Search Skills, College Readiness and
Education Planning, Financial Aid and Scholarship Navigation, Community
Resources and Referrals, and more!
Grief Support Group
& 3rd Wednesdays from 1:30pm-3:00pm. St. James Episcopal Church
210 E 3rd St. Coquille Contact John at 541-269-2986.