Articles tagged with: Healthy Families

Oct 09 2013

Church works to transform DHS

Posted in Stories, Happenings, Foster Care

Church works to transform DHS
River West Church is seeking to transform a local DHS office to be a place where kids are loved and cared for. So far, the church has transformed ten visitation rooms with bright colors on the walls and comfy couches to sink into, and created more than 400 welcome boxes with a handwritten note to give children a comforting presence as they step into uncertainty.
Jul 15 2013

Extreme Makeover for the Kids

Communicating hope & worth through beautification

Posted in Stories, Happenings, Foster Care

Extreme Makeover for the Kids

This year, Portland-area churches gave a gift to help improve nine DHS child welfare offices in Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas counties.  These “DHS makeovers” focused specifically on the visitation rooms where children visit with their families on a weekly basis. What was a dismal and shabby space is now beautiful and hopeful, communicating their worth to our community.