About Every Child Curry County
Last year, 8,620 children spent time in foster care in Oregon. 66.1% spent time in more than one foster home. Many were split from their siblings. There are 146 families certified in our counties to respond to this need.
If a natural disaster hit our state and children were wandering the street without someone to care for them, each of us would open our homes to help in the crisis. With more than 11,000 children in foster care and more entering the system every day, we’re in the midst of a disaster in our state.
Oregon’s Department of Human Services (DHS) works to care for children and families in crisis, but is often left with few resources for volunteer and foster parent recruitment efforts.
If we don’t step in, many children will be left without the care, comfort, and safety of a loving home during times of trauma, transition, and uncertainty. We can do better for Oregon’s children. We know that Oregon’s communities want to take action, and just don’t know where to begin. Many of us feel helpless, doing nothing or never considering foster parenting.
Every Child invites the community to partner with Oregon’s Department of Human Services (ODHS) to aid vulnerable children in foster care and to support foster families. Everyone has something to bring to foster care — be it donating, volunteering, or by becoming a foster parent.
By doing so, we’re able to bring love, care, and support to children in foster care and families who previously had nowhere else to turn
Every Child Curry is passionate about supporting Resource Families, Families of origin, and Kinship Families who are impacted by foster care. We look forward to partnering with your student/s in the Tutoring/Enrichment program!
The Every Child team of leaders is grateful for the community volunteers who serve families through this program. In addition to providing academic support for your child/children in a safe environment, this program will also help provide some built-in social enrichment time for the students, as well as respite for parents!
The upcoming session will run from February 29th to March 21st. Students will meet once a week for two hours with a tutor and be engaged in fun enrichment activities as a group. The enrichment activity during these sessions will involve a variety of interests (music, Spanish, art, STEM, baking, etc.).
If your student(s) need transportation from the local school to the tutoring site via bus transportation, the school bus will drop off students at the tutoring site after school.
Once our team receives the registration for this event, families will be emailed an enrollment form that will assist the tutoring team in providing academic support.
Ever wonder what the journey of becoming a foster parent is like? Are you interested in hearing experienced foster parents share about the joys and heartbreaks of foster care in a no-pressure environment?
Join us to listen and talk with a live panel discussion of knowledgeable, local foster families caring for children. We will have a local ODHS Child Welfare Certifier present to answer questions about the certification process as well.
Whether you’re curious about foster parenting down the road or in the process of becoming certified, this gathering is specifically designed for you! This is an excellent venue to invite your parents, friends, or those that may support you as you discern and begin to engage in foster care.
All attendees will receive the book, “No Sugar Coating. The Coffee Talk You Need About Foster Parenting.