Nonprofit helps DHS find ‘Every Child’ a foster home

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The Oregon Department of Human Services has struggled to connect a growing number of foster children with families as its office has dealt with numerous controversies and lawsuits. But a local nonprofit could be on its way to changing how the entire state’s foster system operates by succeeding in areas where DHS has struggled in…
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Foster Parent Recruitment Initiative to Expand Statewide In Oregon

A Portland outreach program meant to recruit more foster parents will expand statewide over the next five years. Called “Embrace Oregon” in Portland, the program will be known across the state as “Every Child.” The program is an outreach effort sponsored by nonprofits and the Oregon Department of Human Services to combat a shortage of foster homes that’s…
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Local church groups give Springfield DHS a makeover

EUGENE, Ore. – The Department of Human Services in Springfield got a new look over the weekend after three local church groups decided to spruce up the visiting rooms. The visiting rooms, otherwise known as family rooms, are where parents schedule supervised visits with their children in DHS care. The groups redecorated two visiting rooms…
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