In 2012, Embrace Oregon began in the Portland area with welcome boxes and hospitality at the child welfare offices in the region.
The momentum grew in Portland, and Embrace Oregon began to experience unprecedented results.
- More than 600 foster family inquiries since 2015, and 250 foster families certified with DHS Child Welfare
- 750 tangible needs met
- 3,550 volunteers engaged
- 14,000 Welcome Boxes delivered
- 100 businesses and 90 faith communities connected