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Thank you, Foster Parents!

In recognition of Foster Care Awareness month, Timothy Travis (a Kinship House board member) shares these thoughts about Kinship House’s work in supporting foster families and our unending appreciation for their dedication in caring for foster kids. Kinship House was … Continue reading

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Metroscope – May 2017

Kinship House had the opportunity to be interviewed on Metroscope.  The show is produced by Entercom Radio and is a local, public affairs program.  It has been on the air for 25 years and includes interviews with newsmakers and experts on … Continue reading

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Embrace Oregon

Embrace Oregon connects caring community members with vulnerable children and families in partnership with the Department of Human Services. They are dedicated to the flourishing of every child. The organization focuses on four areas of interest: Foster Care Adoption Volunteer … Continue reading

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A Reflection on Our State’s Budget Challenge

All children deserve a permanent healthy family. Yet in Oregon for the over 10,000 children in foster care annually this is not a predictable reality. During these uncertain political times, we expect more children in foster care in need of … Continue reading

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May – Foster Care Awareness Month

May is National Foster Care Month, a month set aside to acknowledge foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors, policymakers, child welfare professionals, and other members of the community who help children and youth in foster care find permanent homes and … Continue reading

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Volunteer Spotlight: Timothy Travis

Our board members dedicate hours of volunteer time to lead our organization.  Timothy Travis joined us in June 2015.  In his role as a board member, he serves on our board’s Outreach & Visibility committee. A passionate advocate for children, … Continue reading

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Welcome, Elizabeth!

We are so excited to welcome Elizabeth Orthmann as our new Child and Family Therapist! Liz has come to us all the way from Phoenix, Arizona where she was practicing as a therapist, raising her small family and dreaming of … Continue reading

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Coffee Creek Quilters

Kinship House is honored to call Coffee Creek Quilters a community partner.  The organization teaches women incarcerated at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility how to quilt. The program provides a positive, hands-on opportunity to learn skills such as patience, problem-solving, and quality … Continue reading

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Partner Spotlight: Sleep Train

Sleep Train has been supporting Kinship House since 2011 by donating school supplies and clothing to our organization six times per year.  We also receive donations of toys from their annual holiday drive each December and we participate in their springtime … Continue reading

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Spirit Mountain Community Fund Award

KINSHIP HOUSE RECEIVES SPIRIT MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY FUND GRANT AWARD (PORTLAND, OR) September 14, 2016 – Kinship House is pleased to be the recipient of a $34,000.00 award from the Spirit Mountain Community Fund Spirit Mountain Community Fund, the philanthropic arm … Continue reading

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