Monthly Archives: January 2017

There could soon be more ways to help Oregon’s foster children

Oregonians who want to aid foster children but can’t commit as full-time caretakers are getting a message while the state grapples with a deficit of foster parents: You don’t have to become a full-time parent to help. Every Child is an initiative born of Portland-based Embrace Oregon to show people small steps they can take to help foster children. It's expanding into Marion, Polk…
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Nonprofit helps DHS find ‘Every Child’ a foster home

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The Oregon Department of Human Services has struggled to connect a growing number of foster children with families as its office has dealt with numerous controversies and lawsuits. But a local nonprofit could be on its way to changing how the entire state’s foster system operates by succeeding in areas where DHS has struggled in…
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Foster Parent Recruitment Initiative to Expand Statewide In Oregon

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…
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