CGCC offers parents support services with STEPS

February 28, 2018

Are you attempting to balance community college studies with the challenges of raising a newborn child, or are you expecting a child and wondering whether you’ll be able to continue your education amid the demands of parenthood?

Community resources are available to help you stay healthy and care for your child without putting your education on hold. Columbia Gorge Community College is part of a network of public, community organizations dedicated to your well-being and success. College staff on the Hood River and The Dalles campuses are responsible for connecting you with those resources, whether you’re in need of food, transportation, housing, healthcare, or shelter from domestic violence.

It’s all part of STEPS, “Supporting Students and Expectant Parents and Students,” a federally-funded initiative of the Oregon Health Authority. Columbia Gorge, Klamath, Chemeketa and Linn-Benton community colleges are all participating in Oregon.

At Columbia Gorge Community College, STEPS assigns Community Health Workers from Hood River and North Central public health districts, assisting Shayna Dahl, the college’s student support services coordinator, in connecting students with local resources.

To learn more, contact Student Services at either campus or call (541) 506-6046.