Family Independence Initiative seeking Jefferson County families

The Family Independence Initiative, a program to help families strengthen their financial futures, is seeking 450 families to enroll in the online-based opportunity. Families receive money to register, and then receive financial compensation to journal their financial journeys monthly into an online portal called UpTogether. Paul Haeder, the site coordinator for both Jefferson and Lincoln Counties’ FII projects, states he has 40 families enrolled thus far in Jefferson County (200 households in Lincoln).The program is also supported by Oregon DHS (not managed or overseen by DHS) in an effort to help understand how families can lift themselves and each other out of poverty. To enroll in the program, contact Paul at or call him at 509-879-9337. To learn more about the program, go to