State’s family coach goes where the kids are in Malheur County to provide crucial help

Melissa Gonzalez, a family coach for the Department of Human Services in Ontario, travels throughout county schools to help connect students and their families with resources. (The Enterprise/Yadira Lopez)

ONTARIO – It’s a chilly Wednesday morning and Melissa Gonzalez stands outside May Roberts Elementary School, hands in pockets, as she scans the line of cars dropping off students.

She’s looking for a . . .

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