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DHS Child Welfare Deputy Director Laurie Price announced former Oregon Foster Youth Connection member Nicole Stapp's appointment as the Foster Care Policy & Community Liaison. Her message is below. Please welcome Nicole Stapp as our first Foster Care Policy &...read more
The following was published in the Statesman Journal on June 30, 2017. We’ve been hearing a lot about winners and losers these days. Yet, even as our kids on the baseball or soccer fields may be winning trophies, they are in imminent danger of losing something much...read more
Despite a strong economy, Oregon has fallen behind a majority of states in the welfare of its children, ranking 31st in overall child well-being, according to the 2017 KIDS COUNT® Data Book released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The annual KIDS COUNT Data...read more
The following was published by the Public News Service on June 13, 2017. Oregon has work to do to improve its support of children, a new report finds. The Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual KIDS COUNT Data Book assesses states on key indicators of how children and...read more
The following was published in the Statesman Journal on June 6, 2017. As lawmakers debate House Bill 2004A, we hope they keep in mind the importance of stable and affordable housing to our state’s children and seniors. AARP and Children First for Oregon are part of...read more
The following was published in The Skanner on May 23, 2017. SALEM, ORE. — Current and former foster youth gathered at the Governor’s office on May 17 to participate in a ceremonial signing of the Foster Children’s Sibling Bill of Rights. The new law encourages the...read more