Children and Families Commission
The Marion County Community Services Department provides support to the Marion County Children and Families Commission. The Children and Families Commission monitors the pulse of Marion County's children, youth and families, addressing expensive problems that are beyond the scope of any single organization. The Commission brings together the right people to develop creative solutions to complex issues. Grounded in research and fueled by passion, Children and Families Commission members employ their influence to improve the lives and futures of our children and youth. The Commission is committed to breaking barriers, building capacity, and responding to community needs to maximize the life success of every child in Marion County.
A community where ... everyone is committed to the well-being of children; families are nurtured; all community members are healthy; diversity is honored; people live and work together, encouraging and supporting one another.
To bring together community efforts and resources to ensure an equal opportunity for all children and families in Marion County to attain their full potential.
Children and Families Commission Meetings
Dates and times of Children and Families Commission meetings vary. To confirm a meeting date or location, or for more information about the Commission, contact Melinda Hautala at (503) 588-7975 or
2020 CFC and Steering Committee Meeting Schedule
2017 Together Toward Tomorrow with Dr. Chan Hellman - Informational Materials
Hope As A Psychological Strength
Modified Copy of Hope Worksheet
Camp Hope Child Survey
Hope Introduction Discussion
Hope Building (Modeling)
The Hope Scale
2017 Together Toward Tomorrow Community Breakfast with Dr. Chan Hellman
on the Science and Power of Hope.
555 Court St NE
Salem, OR 97301
PO Box 14500
Salem, OR 97309
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (503) 588-7975
Fax: (503) 373-4460