As Central Oregon continues to struggle, it's really no surprise the need for Family Access Network services is growing. Julie Lyche with FAN says in her seven years with the agency, it's the worst she's seen it: “We found in our recent quarterly report the need for services is up 30%, when compared to last year at this time.” Lyche says the need normally goes up with the increasing school population. But the area's school population is flat, yet the need continues to rise. So far this school year, Family Access Network has helped 6300 people in Deschutes County. Last year, they helped 4900.