Executive Director Joins OACP Board


Kinship House is pleased to announce that Heather Jefferis, executive director, has been appointed to the Oregon Alliance of Children’s Programs board of directors.

The Oregon Alliance of Children’s Programs represents a variety of providers who offer services and programs in the areas of mental health, foster care, child welfare, and other service sectors. Ms. Jefferis has been a member of the coalition since 2013 and will be serving in this leadership position through July 2019.

“I am honored with the opportunity to increase my service of advocating for the care of foster and adopted children in our state,” said executive director, Heather Jefferis.  “I’m looking forward to working with our peer members in furthering access to health care and other support for Oregon’s children.”

Ms. Jefferis’ background includes coalition building, child and family advocacy, and extensive work in direct services in the behavioral health and criminal justice sector.  She also serves on the Tri-County Regional SOC Executive Council and the Oregon Child and Family Services Council. She is an active member and founding Board Member of the Tri-County Behavioral Health Providers Association as well as other organizations.

Kinship House is a non-profit that was founded in 1996 and provides outpatient mental health services to foster and adopted children and their families. We specialize in championing children and families with target interventions during all stages of foster care, reunification, and adoption.  In twenty years of providing mental health services, we have served thousands of local children on their journey to the care only a permanent and healthy family can provide. With almost 3,000 children in foster care annually in the Tri-county area, our services ensure that foster children successfully find their forever home. For more information about our types of services, click here.

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