We know that change starts at home. We have an average of 7,500 kids in foster care in our state. Those kids need a safe and secure place to stay with a family who is trained, supported, and equipped to provide a true home of healing. We must also reduce the number of kids being removed into care, we must support families and children throughout their experience with child welfare and beyond, and we must stop sending our children out of state. We believe that all of these solutions begin by stabilizing foster homes.
Foster Homes of Healing is a coalition of ten organizations from across the state that are dedicated to improving foster care in Oregon through legislative action. You can learn more about our proposed solutions here, or on our solutions page in the drop down menu above. We also have a more broad overview here.
Our coalition is committed to elevating the quality of foster care by providing foster families with the supports they need to ensure all of Oregon’s children have a safe place to call home. You can find a current list of our member organizations here and in the About dropdown menu above.
WHERE DO WE BEGIN? With so many challenges facing the foster care system, Foster Homes of Healing contends that stabilizing current population of foster children and families is the best place to begin resolving the spectrum of issues before us. Preparation, support services, parent skill-building, peer support, and training are what foster parents need to …
When my daughter came to live with me as a 10-year-old foster child, a common sentiment came from friends and colleagues, even strangers sometimes. People would say things like “wow, I could never do that.” Or, “I have thought of doing that but I couldn’t.” There was a sort of reverence for my being a …
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