Stories

New video shares C.O. teens’ experiences in foster care

New video shares C.O. teens’ experiences in foster care     The group Every Child Central Oregon, which supports the region's foster families and recruits more to meet the need, released a video this week that features teens describing their experiences in foster care. You can watch it at https://vimeo.com/659502763/59cf91c68f
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Every Child Central Oregon receives $25,000 grant from Oregon Community Foundation

Every Child Central Oregon receives $25,000 grant from Oregon Community Foundation REDMOND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- Every Child Central Oregon is the grateful recipient of a $25,000 grant from the Oregon Community Foundation to support their continued volunteer engagement and expansion efforts. Every Child Central Oregon provides low-barrier opportunities for community members to volunteer as individuals,…
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Every Child, Oregon DHS launch effort, seek help for foster children, families

Every Child, Oregon DHS launch effort, seek help for foster children, families SALEM, Ore. (KTVZ) -- Every Child, in partnership with the Oregon Department of Human Services, is launching a comprehensive statewide emergency response to the fast-growing needs of children and families in Oregon’s foster care system. The initiative—My NeighbOR—launches at 7 p.m. on Sunday…
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Why I Foster

It's Foster Care Awareness Month!   May is Foster Care Awareness Month! This is a time where we spread awareness about the foster care system, acknowledge the foster care crisis in our state and highlight and thank all of those involved in touching the lives of these children at such high-stress times. But we also…
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“For every heartbreaking story, there is one of hope”

"Dear Every Child - I retired from Lane Co Child Welfare after 29 years. For every heartbreaking story, there is one of hope. The following event has given me hope for 17 years & counting. I have altered the names for you to ensure confidentiality in the hope you may share it with your audience.…
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I’m A Volunteer

"I'm not a doctor who can fix broken bones, I'm not a therapist who can mend broken ideologies, nor am I anywhere near to being a foster parent who can provide shelter. But I'm a volunteer that has been consistent, and through that I've become a friend to a child who needs to know they…
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Camp Stories of Welcoming Kids in Care

"Over the first week of July, Grove Christian Camp offered scholarships for 18 kids in foster care from Cottage Grove to attend a full week of camp for free! Grove Camp has a service focus for each camp, and last week it was Every Child. So I went and spent the whole week out there.…
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TLC at the Linn-Benton DHS Office

“Our goal was to have spaces created where families feel welcomed in, and can enter a room and enjoy the space and their time with each other--and hopefully shut off the distractions of the outside world and the fact that they’re at DHS… Achieved!” - Andrea H. In an interview with Benton County’s Every Child…
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