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 OrganizationCenter for Disease Control, Oregon Health Authority, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and meeting regularly to discuss how to best support our staff, program participants and community partners during this time.

As of September 21, 2020, The Pathfinder Network Administrative Office and The Center for Family Success are in Phase 3 of our reopening plan. Both offices have modified opening policies in place and are available for staff to use while telework continues as needed. All business operations are being conducted following CDC social distancing standards and offices are provided with health safeguards and sanitation protocols.

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

As of September 21, 2020, the Center is open for limited in-person services by appointment only. This applies to Intakes, Early Childhood Home Visiting, Mentoring Inside Out, and 1:1 appointments with Advocates and Mentors. We continue to accept referrals and are able to facilitate our intake process virtually and over the phone as well.

To schedule an intake or appointment, please call 503-286-0600 or send an email to

Protocols for in-person appointments:

  • Staff and clients must wear a mask at all times
  • Must remain 6 ft. social distance at all times
  • Clients must sanitize hands before entering the building
  • Temperature taken before entry into the building
  • Spaces are sanitized before and after visit

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.

In-person prison visits have resumed for TPN mentors supporting individuals enrolled in our Reentry Program. They are continuing to use messaging, phone calls and videos through the ODOC telecommunications system as well.

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.


Corrections Programs

The Oregon Department of Corrections is open to contractors as of July 1, 2020. The majority of our Corrections Programs have resumed; Parenting Inside Out, Free Your Mind-CORE, Free Your Mind Segregation and Moving On, dependent on any COVID-19 activity at the given institution location.

In collaboration with DOC and TPN Staff, we have implemented health and safety protocols for in-person classes, including sanitation of spaces before and after class, 6 ft. social distancing in classrooms, masks required for staff and participants, along with other changes to classroom procedures and adaptations to curricula and activities to make them workable given the challenges all these changes require.

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. Some in-person 1:1 visits with parents are being utilized at local institutions.

TPN has worked very closely and collaboratively with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office to keep programming running at the Transition Center. In-person programming started back up in July and continues with health and safety protocols and classroom/curricula adaptations.


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 for more information or with questions.


If you have any questions or wish to receive more information about our operations or programs, please contact 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.