ABOUT US

Who We Are

Our Land Acknowledgement Statement

Our Equity Statement

Our Children Oregon

Our Children Oregon is a statewide advocacy and child abuse prevention non-profit organization. We are committed to whole-child well-being and advancing equitable policymaking in support of a just and fair Oregon where all children thrive. To achieve this, we advocate with and for systemically excluded communities for policies and solutions grounded in equity, resource youth to self-advocate, and connect, learn, and engage with Oregon communities to collaboratively activate meaningful change.

Mission

Our Children Oregon is committed to advancing the common good of all Oregon children, ensuring all children have the resources and opportunities they need to reach their full potential.

Vision

We envision an Oregon where each child is seen, nurtured, and valued for the unique assets and contributions they bring to our state.

Our Values

Our Values make up what matters most to us. This is what we stand for, what motivates us, and what guides our decision making:

RACIAL EQUITY

We examine data, strategies, and potential policy through a racial equity lens, and advocate for solutions that benefit the children and families in greatest need.

HOSPITALITY

We lead with compassion to ensure the communities we work with and for feel valued, respected, and welcomed.

WHOLE CHILD

We take a holistic approach to helping children and families thrive through partnerships and advocacy that increase the number of children who are healthy, safe, engaged, and supported.

Collaboration / Inclusion

We practice shared leadership by inviting, listening, and setting a table so that all stakeholders can contribute; we seek to be of service to amplify the voices of those who aren’t often heard.

LONG VIEW

We recognize that changing outcomes for children and families is a marathon not a sprint, and challenge partners to make decisions informed by the long-term potential for children.
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Our Legacy Organizations

Combining Efforts to Make the Biggest Impact

After working in partnership for three years, Children First for Oregon (CFFO) and The Children’s Trust Fund of Oregon (CTFO) merged to form Our Children Oregon. A new strategic plan and merger was unanimously approved by both boards to build a stronger, united, and more impactful organization which launched January 1, 2020 as Our Children Oregon (OCO). Both CFFO and CTFO have long, rich histories of advocating for Oregon’s children. CFFO was founded in 1991 with a mission to empower communities to advocate for kids so all children in Oregon can thrive. CFFO has improved children’s lives by galvanizing community support and informing decision-makers about the solutions kids need. CTFO began in 1985 as an entity sponsored by the state, working in collaboration with service providers, state agencies, and other leaders in child abuse prevention.