A Portland outreach program meant to recruit more foster parents will expand statewide over the next five years. Called “Embrace Oregon” in Portland, the program will be known across the state as “Every Child.” The program is an outreach effort sponsored by nonprofits and the Oregon Department of Human Services to combat a shortage of foster homes that’s…Read more
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EUGENE, Ore. – The Department of Human Services in Springfield got a new look over the weekend after three local church groups decided to spruce up the visiting rooms. The visiting rooms, otherwise known as family rooms, are where parents schedule supervised visits with their children in DHS care. The groups redecorated two visiting rooms…Read more
This note was found in a DHS office in Southern Oregon, written by a child in foster care. To see more stories like this, please follow Every Child Oregon on Facebook.Read more
On Friday at 4:30 I picked up the phone and heard my DHS certifier’s voice, Emily, on the other end. I adore her. She works hard, advocates fiercely and speaks gently and professionally. It had been 18 months since she had celebrated with my family at the courthouse in downtown Multnomah County. Emily was there…Read more
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