Children First for Oregon
The Data Book demonstrates children of color have fewer opportunities than their white peers in every region of Oregon. For example, 60% of the state’s children of color live in low-income families—less than $47,700 annual income for a family of four—compared to 38% of white children.
Children First for Oregon is pleased to announce that it has been chosen as one of 30 select organizations to participate in United Way of the Columbia-Willamette’s new Community Strengthening collaborative cohort designed to improve outcomes for low-income children and their families, and ultima
Tonia Hunt comes to us with more than 20 years of nonprofit experience in children’s policy and direct service. She served for nine years as Executive Director of the Children’s Center in Clackamas County.
July 12, 2013 -- In just a few months, Oregon’s new health insurance marketplace, Cover Oregon, will begin enrolling children, adults, and families in high-quality health coverage made affordable by the nation’s health reform law.
May 3, 2013 – Patrick Kindred went into foster care at the age of four and, at 21, has just “aged out” – meaning he's no longer able to receive care in foster homes.
While in foster care, Kindred told an audience of about 100 this week at a fundraiser for Children First of Oregon, he was subjected to severe physical and mental abuse.