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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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2 days ago
Youth who age out of the foster care system are more likely to experience homelessness, and we know we can do better. Let's continue to help youth find the right support systems and living situation!

Thank you Oregon Housing Alliance for sharing.

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4 days ago
Join Children First for Oregon, @amprog, @centeronbudget, @fractweets, @hunger and more for a tweetstorm from 3-4p EST lifting up the latest attack on SNAP. Food for 3.1 million people is at stake. Raise your voice. #HandsOffSNAP
4 days ago
The "kicker" undermines Oregon's stability while handing big bonuses to the rich. It's time for Oregon to reform the kicker.

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6 days ago
“We must put the well-being of children at the center of policies and actions in this country. Our children are our future, and they trust us as adults to make caring for them our highest priority."

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1 week ago
Housing instability continues to impact families across Oregon. We need to ensure that every American has a place to call home. Thank you Habitat for Humanity of Oregon for sharing.

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2 weeks ago
This week is National Health Center Week! Today, we appreciate the more than 430,000 patients who count on #OregonCHCs for their care in communities across the state! Thank you Oregon Primary Care Association for sharing. #NHCW2019 #ValueCHCs https://t.co/Vmtefwo2p7 ChildrenFirstOR photo