Community members in Lane County support vulnerable children through DHS hospitality, prevention efforts, meeting tangible needs, and foster family recruitment and support.
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BOXES INITIATIVE: provide special items to children in foster care.
Welcome Boxessmall photo boxes filled with comfort items, hygiene supplies, toys and snacks, provide distraction for children waiting at child welfare offices during a time of greatest vulnerability.
Click here for the Welcome Box Items List and labels.
Our first responders to children and families in crisis in our community—DHS staff—have some of the most challenging jobs. Appreciation from community members lifts spirits and strengthens the agency and their work with our most vulnerable children.
In Lane County there is a crisis shortage of foster families. Regularly siblings are split up, children bounce from one home to another, and current foster families are overextended.To learn more and JOIN the Every Child movement, click here
Supporting those who are loving on kids. Volunteers wrap around foster and respite families, providing much needed relational and tangible support.
Holistic care for vulnerable children and families in Lane County requires stabilizing families who’ve experienced crisis before DHS Child Welfare needs to get involved.To learn more about Prevention and Safe Families, click here
Provide special items for children in foster care by meeting emergency needs or donating Welcome Boxes.