Children thrive when they are confident their most basic needs will be met, including safe and nurturing relationships. Abuse and neglect erodes the foundation of childhood, leaving too many kids in Oregon struggling to survive. In 2015 alone, there were over 10,000 confirmed victims of child abuse in the state. Nearly half of these victims were younger than six years old.
Ensuring all children are cherished and protected is fundamental to Children First for Oregon’s mission. When Children First advocates for child well-being, we start with policies, programs, and investments that strengthen families and keep children safe.
To this end, CFFO is proud to announce a new partnership with Children’s Trust Fund of Oregon (CTFO) to advance our shared goals of strengthening families and preventing child abuse. Combining efforts and leveraging each organization’s expertise and resources is a smart strategy to maximize our impact for kids.
A long-time funder of proven prevention strategies in Oregon, Children’s Trust Fund is now joining forces with Children First to also expand policy research, public awareness, and legislative advocacy related to child abuse prevention. In addition, the collaboration with CTFO supports the United for Kids initiative at Children First, building the broader children’s advocacy community in Oregon.
This new partnership presents a unique opportunity to improve child safety and well-being. Read more in our press release announcing the partnership here.