City of Salem
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Salem, Oregon has a Saturday market that runs every Saturday from May through October. Vendors bring their local products including crafts, meat, produce, baked goods, and a variety of other trinkets and treasures. There is also a Wednesday farmers market in the courthouse square during the summer and a Holiday Gift Market in December. The Bite and Brew of Salem is found during July on the riverfront which consists of local restaurants offering samples of their menus in a very festive atmosphere. Live entertainment is provided and donations are accepted that are given to local charities.1 Theater is also important to Salem and there are several theater companies that perform in the area at the Reed Opera House or the Pentacle Theater in West Salem.
Marriage and Family Mental Health in Salem
Marion County Children's Behavioral Health Services offers free parenting education classes that promote positive parenting techniques. Groups focus specifically on raising young children from birth to three years of age. The class meets once a week for twelve weeks. The agency also offers teen parenting services that strengthen young families by promoting stress management and healthy relationships. For additional details about these services, call 503-588-5352.2
The emotional toll of divorce and separation can be minimized by enrolling in the COPE seminar offered by the Center for Community Innovation. Parents acquire skills that allow them to support the needs of their children throughout the divorce proceedings. Participants learn how to put aside their differences and work together with their former partner for the betterment of their kids. This four-hour course is offered throughout the year for both English-Speaking and Spanish-Speaking populations. Call 503-581-9922 extension 307 to register.3
Home Youth and Resource Center provides supportive services to Salem's at-risk and homeless youth. The agency's day shelter provides a safe haven where young people can get a hot meal, take a shower, find clean clothes, and take part in social and recreational programs. Caring adults are on hand to offer assistance with finding employment, locating lost family members, and learning valuable life skills. The center's staff also helps children obtain medical and mental health care, and provide resources for children that have suffered abuse. Additional information is available by calling 503-391-6428.4
Family Services and Assistance Programs
The Family Support and Connections program offered by the Oregon State Department of Human Services provides various forms of assistance to needy families. A local advocate will work with families to find adequate housing, resolve employment issues, and arrange services for children with behavioral issues. Advocates will also connect families that have experienced problems with drug and alcohol to the appropriate services. Advocates will meet with families in a place that is comfortable for them, whether in the community or in the family's home. To request information about these services, call 503-945-6074.5
1. The Bite and Brew of Salem. (2014). Homepage.
Retrieved from http://thebiteandbrew.com/
2. Marion County Children's Behavioral Health Services. (2007). Children's Behavioral Health.
Retrieved from http://www.co.marion.or.us/HLT/MH/cmh.htm
3. Center for Community Innovation. (2014). COPE.
Retrieved from http://ccioregon.org/cope
4. Home Youth and Resource Center. (2014). Home Youth Programs.
Retrieved from http://www.homeyouthcenter.org/programs.htm
5. Oregon State Department of Human Services. (2014). Family Support and Connections.
Retrieved from http://www.oregon.gov/dhs/assistance/pages/cash/fsc.aspx
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