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

How much is $7 billion?
March 30, 2015

Last week the Ways and Means Committee passed HB 5017, the bill to fund K-12 education for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years. The bill… Read more »


United For Kids

A second chance at a paycheck
March 24, 2015

Many Oregon parents define themselves by the myriad of roles they play in their children’s lives: caretakers, educators, medics, transportation specialists, counselors, and so many more… ... Read more »

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