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Klamath Family Head Start

Klamath Family Head Start is a family development program serving low-income families and children with special needs and disabilities. Head Start and Preschool Promise are for children who are 3 or 4 years old. Early Head Start serves children age birth to 3 years old as well as pregnant moms and their families. We have 5 locations in Klamath and Lake county.

Announcements

September is Public Health Emergency Preparedness Month: It’s time to meet people where they are

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Natural disasters, disease outbreaks, and emergencies can have widespread and even long-lasting impacts on supplies, services, and the public health and health care systems. September is national Emergency Preparedness Month and Klamath County Public Health officials are encouraging local residents to explore ways to be prepared as individuals and as a community.

 

The national theme is #MeetPeopleWhereTheyAre. In the context of public health emergency preparedness and response, “meeting people where they are” means creating opportunities for everyone to prepare and respond to emergencies to their full potential.

 

It also means acknowledging that preparedness recommendations and protective actions, such as evacuation, have limitations. For example, the recommendation to “set aside enough food, water, supplies, and personal needs to last at least 72 hours” may not consider the effect of poverty on a person’s access to food beyond daily use.

 

Here are some ways community members may have difficulty being prepared:

  • People with lower or fixed incomes may find it difficult to build an emergency fund.
  • People who do not have a reliable personal vehicle or access to public transportation may find it difficult to evacuate.
  • People who live in low-income, minority, and rural communities may be at greater risk for health impacts from power outages and planned blackouts.
  • People experiencing social isolation may find it difficult to build a personal support network.

Don’t wait for an emergency to happen to prepare. Evaluate your own preparedness and ask how you might help others.

 

Use the time before and between events to gather essential supplies, learn self-help skills, and build the self-confidence you need to respond quickly and constructively in a crisis. When services and supplies are limited, it is important to have the personal needs, prescriptions, paperwork, power sources, and practical skills you need to respond.

 

For more information on public health emergency preparedness, visit https://www.klamathcounty.org/1022/Public-Health-Emergency-Preparedness.

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Oregon Health Authority – Coronavirus Update

Oregon Coronavirus Update (govdelivery.com)

Mask Mandate Feedback

Please use the link below to submit comments, concerns, or questions to the Office of Head Start regarding the new masking mandate for children 2 and up. www.federalregister.gov

Stewart Lennox Clothes Closet

On the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at 5400 HWY 66. Modular behind the old Fairhaven Elementary School. All clothes are FREE!!

Services

We offer a range of services, from center-based classrooms, home-based services, all day or half day classes, home visits, parent involvement, health and nutrition, education, mental health, and family services. View all our services or a specific program.

“Your program helped us build a healthy foundation for our children.”

CHRISTINE, HEAD START MOM

About Us

Established in the 1980s, we are a family development program serving children 0-5 and their families.

Our vision is to educate and empower every child and family we serve to grow a thriving community of resilient, safe, healthy, economically secure, and school ready individuals from our most vulnerable populations. Learn more about what we do.

We have an incredible staff and are always looking for qualified folks to join our team! View open positions.

About Klamath Family Head Start

Klamath Family by the Numbers

We serve more than 400 children
We serve 400+ children
We serve 420 children
We run 5 centers in Klamath & Lake County
We have over 130 dedicated staff
We have over 130 dedicated staff

Our Blog

End of Year Family Fun Night!

End of Year Family Fun Night!

Klamath Family Head Start hosted an End of Year Family Fun Night on May 2nd. We’d like to thank the many families who came out to our Main Site for...

Head Start Celebrates Winterfest

Head Start Celebrates Winterfest

  Jeremy and Shelbie Rasdal enjoy Winterfest with their daughter Jordyn, and a visit from Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer. Klamath Family Head...

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