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A Look Back at Our June Community Conversations

Since 2017, Children First has visited communities across the state to listen to the dreams, concerns, and shared vision that Oregonians have for children. Through Community Conversations, we are exploring and understanding the distinct challenges facing children...

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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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18 hours ago
Safe, high-quality child care is a necessity for Oregon's young children and their parents. Our state needs a meaningful investment in quality child care for Oregon's most vulnerable children.
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2 days ago
Foster youth developed solutions to improve Oregon's foster care system — here are the 2018 Policy Recommendations! - ChildrenFirstOR photo
3 days ago
Home visiting programs provide families with the support they need to raise happy and healthy kids. And the benefits of home visiting extend to education and school readiness of young children!
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4 days ago
Inadequate housing is the third biggest driver of foster care placements in our state. It's time for our Legislature to take action to ensure Oregon kids and families have the safe, stable housing that they need.
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5 days ago
Thanks @Keizertimes for interviewing Oregon Foster Youth Connection member Raven about the policy recommendations developed by youth at our 2018 Policy Conference!
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6 days ago
Awesome things are happening in Coos Bay to prepare kids for kindergarten — great job!
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