The Pathfinder Network and COVID-19

A Message to our Community

The Pathfinder Network is taking active measures to protect ourselves and our communities in response to COVID-19. We are following guidelines put forth by the World Health Organization and Oregon Health Authority and meeting daily to discuss how to best support our staff, program participants and community partners during this time.

As of now, The Pathfinder Network Administrative Office and The Center for Family Success remain closed until further notice. Staff are continuing to work remotely and all business operations are being conducted following CDC social distancing standards. We are closely following Governor Brown’s and Multnomah County’s guidelines for reopening and have prepared protocols to safely return to work in phases over the next few months. We will provide updates as we announce plans to open our offices and return to in person services.The Pathfinder Network has implemented the following measures to ensure our continued support of those that we serve:

 

Community Programs at the Center for Family Success

Family advocates and mentors are continuing to support adult and youth program participants via phone calls, video calls, text message and email.

We are facilitating our Parenting Inside Out, Caring Dads, Healing Trauma and Building Resilience groups remotely via Virtual Classrooms using Zoom. Advocacy and mentoring will continue virtually and over the phone as participants are engaging in groups.

TPN mentors are supporting individuals enrolled in our Reentry Program using messaging, phone calls and videos through the ODOC telecommunications system. We are working collaboratively with ODOC to facilitate this process and help participants prepare to return to the community.

The Center for Family Success is open on Tuesday and Thursdays from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm in order to provide for the essential needs of clients. We are using safe social distancing practices to deliver curriculum materials, as well as bus tickets, diapers, wipes, personal hygiene items, food and other needed items.

We continue to accept referrals and are able to facilitate our intake process virtually and over the phone. For more information email us at cffsinfo@thepathfindernetwork.org or call 503-286-0600.

 

Corrections Programs

The Oregon Department of Corrections remains closed to contractors and visitors at present, but restrictions are expected to lift in the coming weeks.The majority of our Corrections Programs will resume on July 1. We are working collaboratively with DOC on protocols to ensure in-person services can be delivered safely once we return to the institutions.

In the meantime, we have provided individual learning packets to more than 230 participants who were presently enrolled in our programs when the crisis began.

PIO Phase II: Enhanced Visiting will continue to utilize remote options to provide programming and support to incarcerated parents, their children and their caregivers as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Coaches are conducting 1:1 phone calls with parents, their children and the caregivers to ensure all are able to stay connected during this stressful time.

 

 

Parenting Inside Out

We are continuing to provide curriculum, customer support and online training opportunities for partners implementing the Parenting Inside Out program across the globe. We are working to develop curriculum innovations and PIO tools available for partners who are having to think creatively about how to deliver parenting programming at this time. Please reach out to PIO@thepathfindernetwork.org for more information or with questions.

 

If you have any questions or wish to receive more information about our operations or programs, please contact info@thepathfindernetwork.org. Check back here for additional updates and information.

News & Resources

The Marshall Project is curating stories from around the web about Coronavirus and the criminal justice system.

Oregon Justice Resource Center has a list of resources and information on COVID-19 and the Oregon Criminal Justice System.

The Daily Appeal is tracking state and local governments’ response to Coronavirus and the criminal justice system.