WHAT WE’RE UP TO
Click the links below to read more about what OFYC members are up to. You can also read shorter summaries of some of the ways our members have taken action in our quarterly update email, OFYC in Action.
Twenty-six current and former foster youth from across the state participated in Oregon Foster Youth Connection’s virtual 2020 Policy Conference. On Aug 25th, many of them presented the following recommendations to an audience of lawmakers, Oregon Department of Human...read more
For immediate release: 08/26/20 Contact: Michelle Luedtke | firstname.lastname@example.org | 503-236-9754 Foster Youth Propose Policy Recommendations to Improve Oregon’s Foster Care System Oregon: Tuesday afternoon, current and former foster youth virtually presented...read more
If you’re 14-25 years old and have ever been in foster care, you’re invited!!! Join 35-40 other current or former foster youth from across Oregon for four days of virtual advocacy, activism, leadership and fun! Where: At your computer or phone When: Saturday, August...read more
OFYC members Violet D. and Phoenix R. traveled to Washington, D.C. in March to participate in a special opportunity.
Here’s what Violet said about her experience…
OFYC members Macy and Sage traveled to Salem to participate in a special opportunity. Here’s what Macy said about her experience…read more
COVID-19 has changed a lot of things for a lot of people. OFYC understands the additional impact on current and former foster youth. Here is our attempt to share resources with you.read more
The 2019 legislative session, in all honesty, did not go as planned. Sadly, our bill was not passed as we had hoped, but that doesn’t mean fun experiences and other successes didn’t happen.read more
Help Foster Youth Better the Child Welfare System The Oregon Child Welfare System and Oregon Foster Youth are in crisis. We must come together to ask our legislature to budget money for child welfare - to provide enough caseworkers, to support foster...read more
OFYC member Maddy L. travelled to Washington, D.C. in October to participate in a special opportunity. Here’s what she said about her experience: What was the opportunity? Maddy: American Institute for Research (AIR), the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs...read more
Salem, Oregon — A group of current and former foster youth from across the state are meeting with lawmakers today to lobby for child welfare reform. Their priority is to expand Oregon’s Independent Living Program (ILP), which prepares foster youth for their transition...read more
Oregon Foster Youth Connection is a program of Our Children Oregon.
Learn more at www.ourchildrenoregon.org
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