Salem, OR (May 30, 2018) – Connections365 has joined 13 social service providers in Oregon to launch Foster Plus; a campaign designed to certify more foster parents to work with at-risk youth. Funded by a grant from the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS), the campaign expects to create 150 new therapeutic foster beds over the next three years. Oregon currently has around 7,500 children in its foster care system.
Connections365 provides therapeutic foster care, mentoring, residential services and mental health counseling to youth and families in Oregon. The non-profit joined the campaign to ensure that children who have experienced trauma or disruption in their lives can more easily find a therapeutic foster home.
“When we heard about this unique opportunity we knew we had to get involved,” said Debby Lute, Executive Director of Connections365. “Partnering with other organizations will allow us to combine our resources and more effectively serve our community’s at-risk youth.”
To learn more, visit Fosterplus.org or contact Ryan Imondi at firstname.lastname@example.org or (503) 542-2321.
Connections365 is a non-profit youth services agency that has been in operation since 1989. The non-profit changed its name from CCPC to Connections365 in 2018. Based out of Salem, Oregon, Connections365 provides services to youth through four programs: therapeutic foster care, mentoring, residential services and mental health counseling. The organization provides youth programs including case management, counseling, and skill building. Connections365 is committed to community integration, partnering with families, schools, caseworkers, churches, and other community members and agencies.