In 2018, 46.3% of the 12,585 verified child abuse victims in Oregon were younger than 6 years old—that’s 5,826 little children suffering from abuse and neglect.*
Children under age 6 are at the highest risk of abuse and neglect.
40% of Oregon’s 11,000 foster children are under 6 years old.*
90% of a child’s brain develops by the age of 5.
Maltreated children are statistically twice as likely to require state services.
Research shows programs focused on children ages 0-5 produce the greatest long-term positive outcomes.
WE PROVIDE A WAY TO…
…break the generational cycles of abuse and neglect
…ensure children are safe and families stay together
…relieve the financial burden on the state
HELPING FAMILIES HEAL AND GAIN ECONOMIC INDEPENDENCE ALSO SAVES OREGON TAX DOLLARS
The upstream nature of our work reduces the expenditures in child welfare, foster care, criminal justice and more:
Foster care costs the state $28,000/year per child.
The state pays $110,000/year to incarcerate a child in a youth correctional facility.