FAN advocates are located in all public schools in Deschutes County and serve families living in poverty with children ages 0-18. Advocates work hand in hand with families to connect them to food, shelter, clothing, heating, school supplies, health services, or whatever the need. Advocates are knowledgeable about community resources available, as well as state and federal programs and in constant contact with local providers. FAN advocates help families connect to and navigate the often confusing social service system. FAN’s goal is to clear road blocks so that children are able to attend school ready to learn. FAN advocates support our most needy families, removing barriers and paving the way for a child’s success.