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Meet Our Leadership Council

We are honored to have the support and guidance of a distinguished and bipartisan Leadership Council to oversee the Debate for Oregon's Future. Our Leadership Council is helping to prioritize the children’s issues to be covered at the event, identify child...

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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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12 hours ago
Join us on June 26th and 27th for a #primarydebatenight tweet chat and watch party! We will be discussing how we can build strong foundations for children and families with #paidleave and #childcare. Join the conversation at 8pmET and use #WeCareDebate ChildrenFirstOR photo
2 days ago
The Oregon State Legislature passed Universally Offered Home Visiting for Newborns and Parents (SB 526) that would offer one to three nurse home visits to every parent statewide soon after a new baby comes home. This is a big win for Oregon families! ChildrenFirstOR photo
1 week ago
The @Annie E. Casey Foundation’s new KIDS COUNT Data Book is out! Download it and our state’s data profile to learn how to help all our children ChildrenFirstOR photo
2 weeks ago
Without a license, immigrant parents without legal status are put in an impossible position: either drive and risk arrest or not drive and be unable to provide for their children. #DriversLicenses4All Today, help make sure #HB2015 passes the #orleg:
2 weeks ago
Children First for Oregon continues to support foster youth to advocate for improvements to the Child Welfare System. @northwesthealth, thank you for the recognition for our systems change work in Oregon!
2 weeks ago
Help push #ORPaidFamilyLeave across the finish line! With only a few weeks until the official close of the Legislative Session, we need to remind our legislators that it’s time for Oregon to have paid family and medical leave! #TimeToCareOR #orpol #orleg