A Family First: Passing the Test

    GRANTS PASS, Ore., — Becoming a foster parent in the state of Oregon isn’t a terribly difficult process but the Department of Human Services says it is an involved process. It can also be intrusive. To ensure kids are placed in safe and loving homes foster parent certifiers do in-home checks. Bob Hendrick … Continue reading »

A Heart for Fostering: The Process

  GRANTS PASS, Ore., — Hundreds of children in Josephine County are currently in foster care.  According to the Department of Human Services 1 in 55 children in the county are in the foster care system. DHS says it has an urgent need for more foster parents.  In Josephine County, DHS statistics show 76% of … Continue reading »

A Heart for Fostering: The Parents

  GRANTS PASS, Ore., — Hundreds of children in Josephine County are currently in foster care.  According to the Department of Human Services 1 in 55 children in the county are in the foster care system. DHS says it has an urgent need for more foster parents. The goal of foster care is always to … Continue reading »

A Heart for Fostering: The Children

GRANTS PASS, Ore., — Hundreds of children in Josephine County are currently in foster care.  According to the Department of Human Services 1 in 55 children in the county are in the foster care system. DHS says it has an urgent need for more foster parents. “Many families want young children and there is no … Continue reading »

Domestic Disputes Rise During Holidays

GOLD HILL, Ore. — Jackson County Sheriff deputies surrounded a home after they received calls about an armed man inside. 50-year-old Timothy Knutsen was inside the home with a rifle and a woman he lived with was hiding in the bathroom. Deputies were able to get her out safely and eventually, Knutsen was arrested. Community Works, an organization helping … Continue reading »