Boys & Girls Aid works to secure lifelong connections for every child in Oregon. Regardless of age or background, they believe children belong in families that are permanent and stable. While every child deserves a family, not every child has a family. Between the ages of 0 to 23, they have a focus on making sure every child has a lifelong adult connected to their future.
The organization was founded in 1885 and it is the state’s oldest child welfare agency. It was created to solve the problem of abandoned children living on the streets of Portland. Today, Boys & Girls Aid supports hundreds of foster kids in connecting with their forever families.
Today, I had the pleasure of meeting two staff members of the agency: Vera Stoulil (Chief Operating Officer) and Marilyn Anderson (Development Director). I toured their facility and learned about their programs.
Learn more about Boys & Girls Aid here.
— Dennise M. Kowalczyk (Development Director – Kinship House)