Family Forward Celebrates Oregon Legislature’s Investment in Child Care

Senate passes $171M for Employment Related Day Care (ERDC) program March 7, 2024 – Family Forward’s Executive Director Candice Vickers celebrated the Oregon Legislature’s investment of $171 million in Employment-Related Day Care (ERDC). More than 16,000 Oregon families rely on ERDC in order to work, go to school, and pay their bills. “Employment-Related Day Care… Read more »

In the News: Moms and Advocates Call on Oregon Legislature to Address Child Care Budget Shortfall

Eighteen moms and advocates hold up children’s onesies that read “1,360 families need ERDC. Fund Child Care Now! Care Can’t Wait” with the Oregon Capital dome in the background. Photo credit: FLI Social. Oregon parents, advocates press lawmakers for more child care funding January 12, 2024 Oregon Capital Chronicle A letter from Oregon’s Department of… Read more »

New Year, New Roles for Our Team

Update from Candice R. Vickers, Executive Director We continue to grow as a team and an organization in accordance with our vision that centers the voices of mothers and caregivers.  I am excited to announce that Kaitlin Gaffney has accepted the position of Development Director, and Nichi Linder is now our Grant Writer and Database… Read more »

Growth and Change on Our Team

Update from Candice R. Vickers, Executive Director I’m delighted to announce that Courtney Veronneau has accepted a promotion and will become our new Deputy Director of Movement Building!  As senior political director and a vital part of our team since 2020, Courtney has helped us navigate turbulent times with a brilliant and principled strategic approach…. Read more »

In the News: Family Forward Holds Lawmakers Accountable for Underfunding Child Care

October 2023 Salem Statesman Journal: Oregon’s subsidized day care program is about to run out of spots Oregon Capital Chronicle: Families face uncertain day care outlook as state spends last of federal funds Pamplin Media: Oregon officials warn of impending waitlist for state day care program. Advocates argue this was avoidable

We needed Congress to care about care.

Caring for our communities’ children, aging or sick family members, and disabled neighbors is vital to the health and economic prosperity of our country. Without care work, no other work is possible. Whether you care for someone else’s children or family members or your own, your work is essential.  Despite this, Republicans and a handful… Read more »

Meet our new team members!

We’re proud and grateful to be meeting this unique moment in history by expanding our team so that we can continue to organize, mobilize, and win the policies moms and caregivers need.  Audreona Mullens is our new Portland Regional Organizer. She has primarily worked with young adults in the past, but after a birth-related injury… Read more »

¡Conoce al equipo!

Este es un momento único e histórico en el movimiento y es por eso que estamos muy orgullosas y entusiasmadas de poder expandir nuestro equipo para continuar organizando, movilizando y aprobando las propuestas que necesitan las mamás y cuidadoras para prosperar. Audreona Mullens es nuestra nueva Organizadora Regional de Portland. Ha trabajado principalmente con adultos… Read more »