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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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The 2019 County Data Book is here! -
6 days ago
"As a state, and as a nation, we would not be who we are today without the contributions of immigrants to our communities, our economy, and our way of life."

Thank you Gov. Kate Brown for protecting immigrant families in Oregon. #OurChildren
1 week ago
If we invest in our children, they will thrive as adults. Oregon needs to do better to support the health and well-being of our children and youth. #OurChildren
2 weeks ago
The treatment of 4,000 migrant children who were separated from their parents in unacceptable. We will continue to advocate for the protections of migrant children and families. #OurChildren
2 weeks ago
Oregon needs to do better to prevent suicide among youth. According to the Oregon Health Authority, Oregon has the 14th highest suicide rate among youth ages 10 - 24 in the nation. #OurChildren
2 weeks ago
Oregon needs permanent, safe, and affordable homes to address homelessness. Thank you Oregon Housing Alliance for sharing. #OurChildren #HousingForAll