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Annual Report 2021

Annual Report 2021 There’s a saying in life, “Everything is about perspective.” While we can certainly think of 2021 as “year two of the pandemic” (and a very trying one at that), we all know that there’s also a lot of positive going on in the world. That’s certainly been the case for Every Child…
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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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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

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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Improving Oregon’s Foster Care Together

"Oregonians care deeply about justice and improving outcomes for the most vulnerable children and families. Poet E.E. Cummings wrote, "Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question." When we think about the well-being of our communities, instead of just asking big questions of elected and appointed officials, perhaps the beautiful question to ask…
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Foster Parents’ Night Out, an official initiative of Every Child

For the past six years, Foster Parents' Night Out has worked closely with the Portland-based affiliate of Every Child Oregon, Embrace Oregon. The monthly four-hour respite event—known widely as “FPNO”—began in Salem in 2006, and has now grown to 19 sites across Oregon. In many counties across Oregon, Every Child and FPNO shared volunteers, served…
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