foster care

Oregon DHS Director visits Klamath Falls

Klamath Falls, Ore. – A day after being grilled by state lawmakers on foster care issues, the head of the Oregon Department of Human Services traveled to Klamath Falls. D.H.S. Director Fariborz Pakseresht acknowledges there’s room for improvement.  “A system that has …

Willow House set to close after 16 years

PHOENIX, Ore.– An adult foster care home in Phoenix is closing it’s doors after 16 years adding pressure to what is already an under-served community. For about 30 years, Annie Toliver has cared for the lives of others. She still remembers the …

Foster care shortage in Jackson County

Jackson County kids in need of emergency housing are starting to sleep in offices. Beds were recently added at the Department of Human Services to make up for a lack of foster parents. In September of 2011,  Jackson County had 365 kids …