Starting Strong

Pregnancy to age 4

Mother and infant
The goal of Starting Strong is to bring your child into this world as healthy as possible. We’re here for you throughout pregnancy, after your child is born and though every stage of early development.

Starting Strong Store

You can get supplies, education and emotional support. You can also earn vouchers to redeem at the store for diapers, car seats and more when you engage in certain healthy activities.

Vouchers are given for activities such as:

  • Prenatal and postpartum doctor visits.
  • Well-child visits and vaccines.
  • WIC appointments and classes.
  • Dental visits.
702 W Main Street, Medford
Tuesday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday 12-6 p.m.
Call: 541-494-1004
TTY: 711

Bilingual/bicultural team

Parenting is the best job in the world, but it’s not always easy. Our team offers one-on-one support to our Spanish- and English-speaking community. We also connect you with services that help with breastfeeding, depression after birth and other issues.

Social services

We can help connect you to a range of social services organizations, including:

  • SNAP food stamps. 
  • WIC nutritional support.
  • Early interventions for mental health. 
  • Oral health and more.

YMCA wellness programs

Wellness is important for your child’s development and you. That’s why Starting Strong offers discounted YMCA family memberships. You have access to exercise, fitness classes, swimming and free childcare while you’re there.

Rogue Valley YMCA 

Ashland YMCA 

Kid Time Children’s Museum

Kid Time is a fun, safe, healthy place where your kids can develop their imaginations, decision-making and social skills through free play. Starting Strong proudly offers discounted memberships.

Kid Time
106 N Central Ave, Medford

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