Families Belong Together
"I missed my family so much! I’m so happy to be home!"
~A child on reuniting with birth family
Children's Public Private Partnership (CP3)
CP3 is a public-private partnership with the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS). It employs community supported solutions to help children exit foster care for permanent homes, hopefully reuniting with their birth families.
Oregon has a disproportionately high number of children in foster care. Many who could safely reunite with their families with community’s support in overcoming critical obstacles, such as access to stable housing and ensuring child safety.
For any child, being removed from home and placed in foster care is traumatic. Multiple foster care placements can have long-lasting adverse impacts on children throughout their lifespan. They are more likely to drop out of school, be incarcerated, experience teen pregnancy, become homeless, suffer from substance use and struggle with mental health disorders.
For many, this trauma can be lessened when they can safely return home to their birth family, or to permanent placement via guardianship or adoption.
Family stability and child well-being are at the forefront of our efforts. CP3's programs are designed to catalyze community support to help Child Welfare-involved families reach their goals and, ultimately, reunite children and families.
Learn more about our work and join us in bringing about positive change in your community.