Children First for Oregon

Children of Color Face Disparity in Opportunity Throughout Oregon

Children First Releases 2014 County Data Book Demonstrating State of Children in 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 Partners with United Way to Break the Cycle of Poverty

Leading Area Non-Profits Utilize “Collective Impact” Approach to Reduce Poverty for Children and Families

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

Foster Youth, Advocates Push for Foster Youth Bill of Rights

The bill consolidates all existing laws relating to the rights of foster youth and creates a complaint process, as well as a toolkit for transitioning to adult life

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.

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