Note from the High Desert Education Service District:

The HDESD is truly a partner with Healthy Beginnings as we share the same vision for supporting our children and families, prioritizing their health, well-being and school readiness.  So many of our families who need support also need a strong and differentiated set of supports and resources; within the HDESD we provide a network of resources as we are a convener and connector for supports across sectors in our community that link directly to the services our children may need once screened by Healthy Beginnings. With an aligned vision and a common mission we play a role in supporting Healthy Beginnings to reach their strategic goals of ensuring every child is screened and receives services in order to thrive in life.

United Way is a Central Oregon based nonprofit organization governed by a local board of directors, community members and volunteers. Established in 1953, they have been building stronger individuals, families and communities for 65 years by investing in the most needed programs and services while simultaneously strengthening our community. Healthy Beginnings in honored to be a partner in accomplishing United Ways mission and goals.  

Healthy Beginnings is housed by The Deschutes Children Foundation, who provides the space and support where non profit succeed at helping children families.


Healthy Beginnings is a proud grant recipient of The Ford Family Foundation.  This generous multi-year grant helps to strengthen rural outreach to children 0-5 and their families through the creation of Rural Advocates that connect with families within their own community.

Horizon Broadcasting is a generous provider of radio air time to help Healthy Beginnings spread the word.

News Channel 21 commits its resources to support the health and well-being of Central Oregon’s children by actively partnering with local community agencies that provide services to children and their families. Healthy Beginnings is honored to be a 21 Cares for Kids beneficiary.