Tag Archives: DHS

Oregon baby dies at day care after child welfare officials ignore red flags, lawsuit says

After Oregon child welfare workers overlooked allegations that an infant suffered traumatic injuries at his small day care center, a second baby boy died months later in the care of the same day care operator, according to a lawsuit filed this week by the boy’s estate. The dead boy’s pediatrician also failed to report physical […]
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State: Mandatory reporters don’t have to report consensual teen sex

Are mandatory reporters in Oregon required to report known or suspected sexual activity between teens? The long-awaited official answer is finally out — no. Source: State: Mandatory reporters don’t have to report consensual teen sex

DHS: $13.5 billion budget aims to cut caseload, keep families together

A $13.5 billion budget request by the Oregon Department of Human Services promises to use additional funds to help overburdened case workers, keep families involved in child-welfare cases together and improve child-abuse screening. Source: DHS: $13.5 billion budget aims to cut caseload, keep families together

Gov. Brown tours Oregon Child Abuse Hotline Center

The hotline center is expected to be fully staffed in April 2019. Currently, there are 15 child abuse hotlines across Oregon — but come April 2019, all of those lines will be centralized into one at the Department of Human Services office in Portland. Source: Gov. Brown tours Oregon Child Abuse Hotline Center

Oregon’s Uninsured Rate Stagnates

The percentage of Oregonians without health insurance has stagnated in the past two years, new data show. Request full-text (for State Agency patrons only) Source: Oregon’s Uninsured Rate Stagnates | The Lund Report    

Baycrest Village closure leaves void in elder care

The closure of Baycrest Village was a loss for its patients. As The World previously reported, residents received notification of the pending closure on Thursday that the skilled nursing and assisted living facilities is closing its doors Nov. 1. In a press release from the Baycrest Village, the facility plans on giving support to residents […]
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Largest Assisted Living Facilities in Oregon & S.W. Washington

Ranked by Number of licensed assisted living beds. Information was obtained from the Office of Aging and People with Disabilities in the Oregon Department of Human Services as well as facility representatives through questionnaires and could not be independently verified by the Portland Business Journal. In case of ties, facilities are listed alphabetically. Request full-text […]
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Lawsuit: DHS failures led to foster girls’ sexual abuse

A $5 million lawsuit claims the Department of Human Services set the conditions for a teen to sexually abuse two girls in a foster home. The state moved a 13-year-old with a known history of sexual abuse into the same foster home as a pair of 5- and 7-year old sisters, the suit claims. The […]
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A Federal Lawsuit Tests the Limits of How Far Oregon Can Go to Get Food Stamps and Other Benefits Back

It alleges Oregon litigators sought money back from people at the exact moment when they are supposed to be protected from debt collectors. Source: A Federal Lawsuit Tests the Limits of How Far Oregon Can Go to Get Food Stamps and Other Benefits Back

Salem can take steps now to be better prepared for future fire extremes

Oregon’s aura was never meant to be a horrendous season marked by wildfires, but karma intervenes. Thousands of acres already have been burned and devastated. Many homes have been destroyed, burnt literally to a crisp. Source: Salem can take steps now to be better prepared for future fire extremes