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Raise Your Hand and Say You'll Help Oregon's Children

Whether you are willing to open your home and heart to a foster child or have only a few hours to spare, you can give an Oregon child a better future.

Raise Me Up is a call to action to improve - and ultimately prevent the need for - foster care. Together, the Oregon Department of Human Services, Oregon Commission on Children and Families, the Oregon Judicial Department and Casey Family Programs are calling on you to do your part and help Oregon's most vulnerable children and support families in crisis.

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  • See how you can help statewide organizations working in your community.

  • Find volunteer opportunities with agencies in your county and city.

  • Reach out to one of the federally recognized tribes in Oregon.

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Moving Beyond Foster Care

Oregon is focusing on safely and equitably reducing the number of children in foster care and improving the lives of children who remain in our care.

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Children raised
in foster care...
 ...have a 25 percent chance of becoming homeless by 18.
 ...could become like 270,000 prisoners who were once
in foster care.
 ...have twice the rate of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) than veterans of the first Gulf War.