#dare2care

Oregon has a severe foster care crisis. Can you help?

Every child deserves a home.

Click to learn more about Therapeutic Foster Care.

Learn more about us!

Maple Star Oregon is a private non-profit Child Caring Agency.

Relationships are the agent of change,

and the most powerful therapy is human love. –Dr Bruce Perry

Oregon children are in foster care on any given day.

Children a day need more than regular foster care.

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Foster home can make a difference. Yours.

Children are removed from their homes every day due to abuse or neglect by their family or caretakers.
They need a home.

Therapeutic foster care helps youth build key skills they need to be successful in their home and community.
We're here to help.

Oregon has seen up to 9 children/week go without a placement because there aren’t enough homes available.
You've got this.

Who we are

Maple Star Oregon is a mutual benefit nonprofit agency specializing in therapeutic foster care. Our mission is to provide quality, effective, community-based social services to promote growth and well-being in youth and families. We are committed to the best interests of youth, families, and the community.

How can you get involved?

If you’re considering becoming a therapeutic foster parent for youth between the ages of 6-17 years old, call 971-806-6366 or to request an information packet:

Therapeutic Foster Care

We partner with the State of Oregon’s Department of Human Services (DHS) to offer this higher level of care to foster youth. Our homes are uniquely trained and supported to meet the needs of each youth with an individualized service plan, outlining goals to help the youth work towards during their placement. Placements are meant to be short-term in order to help youth stabilize and find permanency as soon as possible. Each youth is unique and the timeframe for their placement will vary depending on their needs. This means some placements may last a year or longer, with others lasting only a few months.

How can you help?

Pledge to have a conversation about foster care!

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