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. That is why we are excited that Oregon is expanding KEEP to foster families statewide!
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.