July 1, 2017

Oregon’s minimum wage increases on July 1st, 2017!

Good news! On July 1st, 2017, Oregon’s minimum wage will increase all across the state. The rate will increase to different rates depending on where in the state you work. In the Metro region it will increase to $11.25/hour, in the Standard region to $10.25/hour, and in the Nonurban region to $10/hour. That means anyone […]

June 14, 2017

When Work Works 2017 Oregon winners!

We are excited to announce the 2016-17 Oregon winners of the prestigious national When Work Works award for flexible employers! Please join us in congratulating these forward-thinking employers who know that making work work for their employees is good for everyone, including their bottom line, the communities where they operate, and our state’s economy. You […]

January 6, 2017

Check out Oregon CareWorks!

Family Forward Oregon launched a joint project today called Oregon CareWorks and released a new report on Oregon’s care economy. The report, Oregon’s Care Economy: The Case for Public Care Investment, outlines problems with the current caregiving system, such as rising costs and low wages, and provides evidence of the high economic returns to public […]

October 14, 2016

Welcome Kate, Our New Policy Director!

Please join us in welcoming Kate Newhall, our new Policy Director!  We are SO excited to have Kate on our team and we know you’ll love her, too. Kate has been working with us for the past few years as our lobbyist, helping us to pass critical policies like paid sick days, increasing the minimum […]

October 6, 2016

October 20th: Raising of America Film Screening in Eugene

To predict how our nation will fare tomorrow, we need to look at how our youngest children are faring today — and the numbers are not all that promising. Join us for a screening of the documentary film “The Raising of America” with community discussion after. We’re working to change the conversation so that more […]

September 23, 2016

Check out ‘Count Her In’ a comprehensive report on Oregon’s women and girls

We’re excited to be sharing the announcement of the official release of #CountHerIn, a report on the status of women and girls in Oregon. #CountHerIn is the most comprehensive report on Oregon’s women & girls in 20 years released by the Women’s Foundation of Oregon. In a widely held belief that Oregon is a progressive beacon […]

August 11, 2016

Sponsored events: Amamantar y Migrar and APANO’s Mic Check! Summer Cultural Event Series

We at Family Forward Oregon are always finding new ways to partner and collaborate with other organizations, especially those that work with and support families. We’re excited to sponsor two upcoming events this summer that focus on families and the experiences of immigrant families in particular. Amamantar y Migrar ‘Breastfeeding and Migration’ “While migration is […]

August 9, 2016

Welcome Luann, Our New Communications Director!

Please join us in welcoming Luann Algoso as our new Communications Director! We are SO excited to have Luann on our team and we know you’ll love her, too. Next time you’re at an event or online, tell her hi! Luann has a lot of communications, nonprofit and advocacy experience and comes to us from our partner organization, Asian […]

August 1, 2016

Employment Related Day Care opening for a limited time!

Low-income working families may be eligible for financial help with child care costs. On August 1st, the Employment Related Day Care (ERDC) Program, a state program that helps parents afford child care, will be taking applications! ERDC, which has had a waiting list in place since January 4, 2016, enables qualifying families to receive financial […]

July 7, 2016

Kelly’s Story

Kelly’s Story: I live in Portland in a household of 4, with my husband and our 2 kids. Milo is 4yrs old and Quillan is 15 months old. I have been worked with pregnant and nursing moms for 2.5yrs, as an on-call employee with no benefits. My husband works part-time as a barista and has […]

July 7, 2016

Amy’s Story

Amy’s  Story: I gave birth to my beautiful daughter but soon after found out she needed extra stay in the NICU.  My husband and I were extremely stressed and heartbroken to be discharged from the hospital without Aubrey. At the time, I was employed at a Portland nonprofit.  I worked with at-risk students and led […]