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RSVP to the 2018 OFYC Policy Luncheon!

You’re invited to the Oregon Foster Youth Connection (OFYC) Policy Conference Luncheon! This is your opportunity to hear directly from OFYC leaders about their vision to help the nearly 8,000 youth who are in foster care today in our state. The OFYC Policy Conference...

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Join Us for Community Pints!

Children First for Oregon is pleased to announce that we are the designated beneficiary for Deschutes Brewery's Community Pints this June! Join us on Tuesdays in June (June 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th) to support Children First as you sip tasty beer! Deschutes Brewery...

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Speak up to Support Oregon Students

The Joint Committee on Student Success is a group of legislators tasked with identifying what’s working — and what’s not working — in Oregon schools. Over the next few months, they will be visiting 9 counties throughout the state to gather community feedback about...

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CHIP Gets Short-Term Fix, Oregon Families Still Anxious

The following was published by Public News Service on December 29, 2017. A last-minute deal in Congress to provide short-term funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program hasn't done much to alleviate stress for states and parents going into the new year. Known...

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Report: Youth in Poverty Will Likely Live so as Adults

The following was published in the Argus Observer on December 22, 2017.  Children in Malheur County are facing obstacles when it comes to financial stability, child welfare and future success. That information comes from annual reports from two state organizations,...

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2,660 Children with Food Insecurity in Columbia County

The following was published in the Chronicle Online on December 9, 2017. Casey Wheeler, Executive Director of Columbia Pacific Food Bank said that in the St. Helens School District one in five students are eligible for food bank services. 30-50 families visit the St....

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14 hours ago
Did you miss @Childinst's recent Twitter Chat about supporting children with an incarcerated parent? Here's a re-cap of the great discussion that happened last week!

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1 day ago
Oregon Foster Youth Connection has a NEW website, where youth, young adults, and adults can learn more about how they can get involved in changing Oregon's foster care system! Check it out and let us know what you think!

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2 days ago
Oregon students are suffering as a result of chronic underfunding of schools, contributing to some of the largest class sizes and lowest graduation rates in the country.

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3 days ago
Poverty simulations are powerful tools in building empathy for families living with poverty, hunger, and homelessness, but solutions are needed to ensure that all kids have enough food and a bed to sleep in at night.

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4 days ago
For the more than 2.7 million kids in the US who have a parent behind bars, support systems and connections with caring adults are crucial in counteracting the trauma associated with having an incarcerated parent.

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4 days ago
Join us TODAY and every Tuesday this month at @DeschutesBeer in Portland! $1 from every pint sold will help support our work as we build an Oregon where all children thrive.

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