Building a better future for individual foster youth and Oregon’s foster care system.
Oregon Foster Youth Connection (OFYC) empowers current and former foster youth to share their voice and to be heard in key decisions affecting children and youth in foster care. With peer support, leadership skills, and civic engagement, these inspiring youth take the lead in improving their own lives and the lives of thousands of kids in Oregon’s foster care system.
MISSION & VISION
To improve the foster care system through advocacy, activism, and leadership. To ensure that all children and youth in the foster care system, from the youngest to those aging-out, are well cared for and empowered to succeed.
2018 Policy Conference
In July, 35 current and former foster youth from across the state gathered in Salem for the bi-annual OFYC Policy Conference. Youth in attendance shared personal stories, participated in workshops and trainings, and took part in fun activities. They also worked together to identify pressing issues within the foster care system and develop concrete solutions.
OFYC has been successful in passing every piece of legislation that our members have developed and advocated for in the Oregon State Legislature. Read more about how we’re creating lasting change in the lives of individual foster youth and Oregon’s foster care system.
Oregon Foster Youth Connection is a program of Children First for Oregon.
Learn more at www.cffo.org
HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Your gift to OFYC empowers current and former foster youth to improve their own lives and the lives of thousands of kids living in Oregon’s foster care system.