Contact information for Central Oregon:

Shannon Pugerude
Phone:  (541) 213-4139

OFSN’s Central Oregon Regional Office offers assistance for families and professionals with children that have social, behavior, emotional and physical challenges.  We provide opportunities to meet other families in order to share experiences, successes and frustrations.  Some of the services we offer include:

Community Supports

  • Family Support Groups
  • Referrals, technical information, training and emotional support to families and professionals
  • Facilitate family-to-family links
  • Provide assistance in navigating systems to help families get the support they need
  • Provide families and community members with current information about children’s mental health and community resources
  • Leaning opportunities in home and other locations


  • Advocacy is provided for families and communities, at both state and national levels.
  • OFSN advocates for awareness, funding and policy for children’s services.

Peer Delivered Services & Family Partners

  • One-on-one peer support services
  • Consultation and coaching for challenging behaviors

Ongoing Events:

You are welcome to attend one of our support groups listed below, but please RSVP at least 2 days prior to the event so we can plan for childcare and/or food.  Contact Julie Tapia, (541) 408-2577 or email her at:

Bend Support Group 
Family support, dinner & fun kids activities
3rd Wednesday each month
6 – 8 pm
1010 NW 14th St. Suite 100
Bend, OR 97703

Collaborative Problem Solving Booster Class
For individuals who have taken a CPS class and would like help using the model.
1st Wednesday each month
6 – 8 pm
1010 NW 14th St. Suite 100
Bend, OR 97703
Suggested donation: $5-$10

Redmond Support Group
Family support, dinner & fun kids activities
2nd Tuesday each month
6 – 8 pm
731 SW Highland Ave.
Redmond, OR 97756

Redmond Wyld Walk
Walk with other family members, share ideas, get tips or just vent with others who get it!
Every Tuesday and Friday
12:00 pm
At the Redmond Dog Park – (dogs welcome!)