SOUTHERN OREGON — In hopes of preventing the separation of siblings into foster care homes, a worker with the Oregon Department of Human Services is reaching out to our community. In Jackson and Josephine counties, a combined total of 561 ...

MEDFORD, Ore.– Every child deserves to have a present for Christmas. That’s why a local nonprofit is gathering as many donations as it can. The non-profit Every Child Jackson County is part of a statewide initiative to help children in ...

PHOENIX, Ore.– “Together We Rise.” It’s the name of a non-profit that supports children in the foster care system. But for one local high school basketball team working with the non-profit – it’s also become a motto. Whether they’re on ...

JACKSON CO., Ore – A local organization is part of a state pilot program to reduce the number of children that are put in foster care. Hearts with a Mission is a volunteer-based program that helps families get back on their ...

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Young teen in foster care are getting help through a pilot program new to Klamath County. It’s called the ‘Peer Up’ program, and your help is needed. The Peer Up program targets 14 and 15 year ...

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 ...

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 ...

Klamath Falls, Ore. – There are currently about 300 kids in foster care in Klamath County, and there’s a strong need for more foster parents. Child welfare workers in Klamath Falls are taking on a somewhat unusual effort to recruit ...

SALEM, Ore. – Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced her plan to increase staffing for the child welfare division of the Oregon Department of Human Services. The proposal comes after an unfavorable audit of the agency by Oregon Secretary of State ...

Portland, Ore.-  A pilot program started in Jackson and Josephine counties to help foster kids is expanding. Embrace Oregon announced Friday it’s expanding its Every Child campaign to Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties in 2017 and will be in every Oregon ...