How It Started

In 2012, Every Child Oregon, (originally named Embrace Oregon), humbly began in Portland with welcome boxes and hospitality at the regional child welfare offices.

The momentum grew in Portland, and Embrace Oregon began to experience unprecedented results. Interest began to pour in from other counties across Oregon asking, “How can I start something like this in my community?”

In 2015 the interest was turned to action with a statewide expansion of the vision. The expansion was named Every Child Oregon. Now, across Oregon leaders are building unlikely bridges, stabilizing families for the next generation, and mobilizing Oregonians to care for their neighbors.

Partnering with ODHS and community organizations, Every Child works to solve Oregon’s foster care crisis through marketing, education, one-on-one connections, and public and private initiatives.

Every Child Oregon will have a presence in all 36 Oregon counties by the end of 2022.

What can you bring?