Our mission is to make long-term systemic change by advocating for the adoption of policies and programs that keep children healthy and safe, and strengthen families.



We advocate for 860,000 children in Oregon, including the...

570,857

in Oregon public schools

12,226

in foster care

50,172

without health insurance

385,014

living in or near poverty


News and Updates


Kids Count Center

The child care conundrum
May 28, 2015

As Oregon continues to emerge from the Great Recession, some families are beginning to feel more economically secure. Oregon’s unemployment rate is lower and wages… Read more »


United For Kids

Tax credits and tough choices
May 7, 2015

It’s a familiar scene for many families across Oregon: each month you sit down at the kitchen table to pay your bills. ... Read more »

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