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Not Everyone Can Foster:

Not Everyone Can Foster:

How to Support Youth in Foster Care and Their Foster Families Provide Respite: Respite is short term care for youth who are in foster care. Respite can be for a few hours to a few weeks, depending on the needs of the foster family and youth in foster care. Learn more...

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Tips For The 4th

Tips For The 4th

The 4th of July is a highly anticipated event every summer. It is a time to gather, stay up late, and spend time with friends and family. For our youth who have experienced trauma, this holiday can lead to anxiety and feeling overwhelmed which can create an explosion...

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Respite Care: Supporting Foster Youth and Families

Respite Care: Supporting Foster Youth and Families

I hear often from people in the community that they want to be a foster parent but they are unfortunately unable to do so due to their work schedule, family obligations or a myriad of other life conflicts. They reach out to me to find different ways they can support...

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First Thursday Info Sessions

First Thursday Info Sessions

Join us every first Thursday of the month from 6pm-7pm for our information session. Come learn about the Oregon foster care system, certification with Maple Star, and how YOU can make the difference in the life of a child.First Thursday Info SessionsJune 6thAugust...

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Working Full Time and Fostering: Is it Possible?

Working Full Time and Fostering: Is it Possible?

I talk with a lot of people who are interested in fostering and work full time. They feel like working full time disqualifies them as foster parents. Let me say this loud so the people in the back can hear: YOU CAN WORK FULL TIME AND STILL BE A FOSTER PARENT. Many...

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The Truth About Foster Care

The Truth About Foster Care

When it comes to foster care, there are endless rumors and myths about the youth, foster parents, and the system. None of these rumors or myths seem to paint foster care in a positive light. This is actually causing a big problem for our children in the foster care...

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Dare to care

Dare to care

#Dare2Care is our campaign to raise awareness about the crisis facing children in Oregon’s foster care system. Our goal is to help put an end to the shortage of available and appropriate foster homes for youth who have already experienced high levels of trauma, by...

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Tue 19

Salem’s Third Tuesday Info Session

November 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wed 27

Eugene Last Wednesday Info Session

November 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Dec 05

First Thursday Info Session

December 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm