2022 KIDS COUNT National Report and Oregon State Data Cards Release: Oregon’s Progress on Child Well-Being Sees Some Improvement, but Many Children and Youth are Experiencing Mental Health Challenges

State data show over 117,000 Oregon children with anxiety or depression — as effects of coronavirus crisis linger, Annie E. Casey Foundation finds...

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Meet OCO’s 2022 Youth ACT Leaders!

Earlier this year, Our Children Oregon invited all Oregonians age 24 and under to apply for a paid, 8-month youth leadership opportunity to plan and implement a youth-powered debate for the state’s next governor. The Youth ACT Leaders Team is composed of nine youth from across the state that are passionate about improving the lives of Oregon's children and families...

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Meet the Team: Ashley Light

Linda joined the team in 2019 and continues to support the staff and Board with Human Resources, Accounting, Payroll, and Development functions. Her career began in corporate HR before moving to nonprofit health and welfare organizations and her diverse background includes Human Resources (Payroll, Benefits & Compensation), Accounting, Development, and educational program production...

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It’s Time for Oregon Families to Claim their Final Expanded Child Tax Credit (CTC) Payment!

The Children’s Agenda release 2022 legislative agenda. Over ~120 community partners urge legislators to advance commitments from the 2021 session and address longstanding inequalities towards a more just future for Oregon children and their families...

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Meet the Team: Linda Dixon

Linda joined the team in 2019 and continues to support the staff and Board with Human Resources, Accounting, Payroll, and Development functions. Her career began in corporate HR before moving to nonprofit health and welfare organizations and her diverse background includes Human Resources (Payroll, Benefits & Compensation), Accounting, Development, and educational program production...

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Report Release: The Children’s Agenda release 2022 legislative agenda

The Children’s Agenda release 2022 legislative agenda. Over ~120 community partners urge legislators to advance commitments from the 2021 session and address longstanding inequalities towards a more just future for Oregon children and their families...

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