Through your generosity, families in Washington County have a Swindells Resource Center to call their own.
Having a child with special needs can make families feel isolated and alone. At the Swindells Center, families find kind and compassionate staff that know first-hand what they are going through. Parents gain the knowledge and confidence they need, empowering them to be the best advocate for their child.
In January 2017 Swindells expanded from two or three days a week (and from a folding table) to five days a week in its own dedicated space at the Providence Children’s Development Institute at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center.
Demand has been growing exponentially on the west side for the resources that Swindells offers. One in five children in the state of Oregon lives in Washington County. And of those, up to 20 percent have some sort of behavior or physical challenge. For example, since 1 in 68 children experiences autism, that means every classroom in every school has one or two children with autism.
Thanks to you, now more families will have a source for the information and support they seek closer to home. Thank you for providing families this service and giving them hope.