Tag Archives: DHS

Editorial: Don’t hide information about day cares

Oregon regulators should be upfront with parents about problems identified at state licensed child-care centers. The state needs to do a better job of living up to the promises it to made to disclose problems. Should the state tell parents when it has complaints about a day care? Should it tell parents when day cares […]
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Transparency can be a charade

What a terrible time for the Oregon Department of Human Services to conceal what it’s doing to improve foster care. The state has paid out millions in settlements for failing to ensure the children in its care were safe. An Oregon Secretary Of State audit found in January that DHS has been “slow, indecisive, and […]
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How adoption and support programs failed the Hart siblings and ushered them to their deaths

Programs designed to protect children ushered six siblings to their deaths — and no one has been held accountable since their adoptive mother drove them off a cliff. One day, she thought, the three kids would come back and find her. They would return to Houston and reunite with the woman who fought to keep […]
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DHS not fulfilling its promises of openness

What a terrible time for the Oregon Department of Human Services to conceal what it’s doing to improve foster care. Source: DHS not fulfilling its promises of openness

Editorial: DHS works to delay and conceal progress on foster care

What a terrible time for the Oregon Department of Human Services to conceal what it’s doing to improve foster care. The state has paid out millions in settlements for failing to ensure the children in its care were safe. An Oregon Secretary Of State audit found in January that DHS has been “slow, indecisive, and […]
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New law aims to protect those seeking long-term care

Oregon among first states to create agent registry. House Bill 2661, which goes into effect this week, increases protections for consumers who use agents to find a long-term care facility. Long-term care referral agents who receive at least $1,000 in compensation from long-term care facilities must now register with the state of Oregon to continue […]
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New workforce development program The Workshop transforms materials, lives

After a broken leg left Corvallis resident Eric Tate unable to work last year, he hobbled into the state office of the Department of Human Services and applied for public assistance. Out of work and without savings, he didn’t know how else he was going to get by. “I had put myself in a pretty […]
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Bridgecreek Memory Care license restricted following death, resident’s repeated falls

The Lebanon Police Department and Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments’ adult protective services department are investigating the death of a resident of Bridgecreek Memory Care, 1401 12th St. Sue Richards, 82, who was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, died Sunday night, and her son Greg Richards contacted the Lebanon Police Department with concerns about neglect. […]
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Oregon DHS needs all hands to help children

Taking care of Oregon’s most vulnerable is at the heart of the Department of Human Services. To do that, we rely on thousands of incredibly caring people who work very hard under extreme circumstances to do their best. Our staff are on the frontlines in communities, ensuring the safety of vulnerable Oregonians. Source: Op-Ed | […]
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Editorial: DHS should inform the public about foster care

There are always going to be problems in a foster care system. The challenges foster children have are rarely easily solved. But Oregonians should not have a problem finding out what their government is doing about it. And it can be very difficult to get answers from the Oregon Department of Human Services. Despite the […]
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