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 […]

July 1, 2016

Jenna’s Story

Jenna’s Story: My partner and I spent three years preparing financially to have a baby. We knew it would be a financial struggle and that we needed to finish our education and save as much as we could before the baby was born. We knew that even if our jobs granted any parental leave, it […]

May 26, 2016

Paisly’s Story

Paisly’s Story: My name is Paisly. I am nineteen years old, and I am a low wage earner. I was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. My mom and I still live at the same residence where I grew up. I graduated from Jefferson High School last June. I work two low wage jobs. At […]

May 26, 2016

Hila’s Story

Hila’s Story: My name is Hila, I work for Metro in Solid Waste.  I have been an employee here for two years, and I love my job and working for Metro. My spouse and I have a two year old and we are expecting our second baby in June.   My husband is a full time […]

May 26, 2016

Rachel’s Story

Rachel’s Story: As a single mother I was desperate to find a job to support myself and my daughter. I had been looking for months, applying everywhere I saw hiring. I had a long history of good, steady work experience before my divorce.  When I finally received a call for an interview at a large […]

May 18, 2016

When Work Works Award | 2016 Oregon Winners

We are excited to announce the 2015-16 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! We […]