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Pandemic-Pivot for ECCO – Ribbon Cutting Event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Yet Another Pandemic Pivot... Ribbon-Cutting Event, Unveiling New-and-Improved ODHS Visitation Center for Children and Families Experiencing Foster Care, Will Now Do Socially Distanced Onsite Tours Monday, Aug. 16, Followed by After-Tour Celebration at The Redmond Hotel. REDMOND, Ore., Aug. 11, 2021 — In a quick change of plans due to new pandemic-related…
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Foster Care Services in Central Oregon Get a Financial Boost

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Foster Care Services in Central Oregon Get a Financial Boost, Thanks to Brooks Resources Corp. 50+-year-old real estate firm awards Every Child Central Oregon $5K to further its nonprofit mission throughout the tri-county region. REDMOND, Ore., July 28, 2021 — Every Child Central Oregon(ECCO) is thrilled to announce a recent grant bestowed…
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Newsletter Spring 2021

Hello Friends! We are so grateful for each of you who have volunteered, supported kids and families with tangible items, and started the journey of becoming a foster provider. Each of you matters, and you are all making a difference in our community. Read Full Newsletter
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Every Child Central Oregon Kicks Off National Foster Care Awareness Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Every Child Central Oregon Kicks Off National Foster Care Awareness Month  Fundraiser Activities, Including Summer Shoe Drive for Local Youth ‘Sole’ purpose? Collecting 400 pairs of new shoes to meet Central Oregon Need Above: Thump Coffee employees show where people can drop off new shoes. REDMOND, Ore., May 5, 2021 — Last…
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Inside Central Oregon

Every Child Central Oregon Director Melissa Williams was a recent guest on Inside Central Oregon, a weekly public affairs program from Horizon Broadcasting Group. "We fill the gap between the community and the foster care space here in Central Oregon. So, we have easy onramps for people to get involved, to learn more about foster…
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Annual Report 2020

We’re thrilled to bring you Every Child Central Oregon’s (ECCO) first ever Annual Report. It goes to show that while we’re still a relatively new nonprofit, we are ever improving, such as now sharing news in a more structured, responsive manner. Download 2020 Annual Report (PDF)  
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Child Welfare Advocates Continue to Worry

Central Oregon has 182 foster homes, but 108 of those families are related to the child. The remaining 74 homes are open for general need. “If we could get to even just 100 general foster homes in 2021 I think that would be a major win for us,” Williams said. “It wouldn’t solve all problems…
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First Annual Spooktacular Drive-in Movie Fundraiser

First Annual Spooktacular Drive-in Movie Fundraiser   October 29  Every Child Central Oregon to host Fang-tastic Halloween Fun: ‘Casper’ movie, costume contest, and raffle baskets benefit local foster children and families.  REDMOND, Ore., Oct. 20, 2020 — Looking for some safe yet scary good Halloween fun? Ghosts, goblins, and ghoulies of all ages are invited to the…
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