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 […]

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 […]