More than 125 people from churches all across the Tri-County area are volunteering regularly to sit with children while they wait in a child welfare office. These "office Mom's & Dad's" have been background checked and approved through DHS, and get notified whenever children are on their way to a child welfare office.
DHS has a great need for more office moms and dads in Multnomah County and Washington County, specifically. Volunteers need to be available for this opportunity when DHS is open—8-5, Monday through Friday—which can make it challenging for many. Still it is an opportunity to provide tenderness and care for a child during their most traumatic time, while also freeing up their caseworker to get through paperwork and make the phone calls they need to make on behalf of the child.
More more information, click HERE or contact the Embrace Oregon initiative: http://www.embraceoregon.org/join/volunteer/office-moms-dads