Our Mission


Who We Are

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Every Child shares the realities of foster care while demonstrating a positive, collaborative, and hopeful tone that challenges the stereotypes associated with the system and those involved.

Empowering Volunteers

Every Child provides meaningful ways for anyone and everyone to engage with the child welfare system.

Raising Up New Foster (Resource) Parents

While inviting individuals to get involved at any level, Every Child Oregon is relentless about sharing the need for more foster families, and has become the Oregon Department of Human Services’ strongest foster (resource) family recruiting entity.

Supporting Families

As foster (resource) families come forward at an unprecedented rate and families of origin get reunified (the goal of foster care), Every Child provides relational, community, and tangible support for families.

Our Values

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Every Child believes in a hopeful future for children and families in Oregon.
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Every Child connects individuals, business, families, and faith communities with acute needs.
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Every Child relentlessly fights for children in crisis, and commits to finding safe, nurturing places where they can flourish.
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Every Child provides radical hospitality with a posture of humility and care for children, families, and our partners working in child welfare.

Every Child Volunteers Mobilized

Tangible Needs Met for Youth & Families Since March 2020

Certified Families Have Come Forward Through Every Child’s Efforts

of Respite Provided through Foster Parents’ Night Out

Makeovers of Department of Human Services Visitation Rooms in Oregon



Every Child Oregon (originally named Embrace Oregon), humbly began in Portland with Welcome Boxes and appreciation of the regional child welfare workers. 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 has a presence in all 36 Oregon counties. Every Child Oregon is an initiative of The Contingent, a venture non-profit that mobilizes community and empowers leaders for the common good.

What’s happening in your community?

Every Child is active throughout the state! Get involved in your local community!

From Our Community

Every Child mobilizes community to uplift children & families impacted by foster care in Oregon.