Who we are
Oregon CareWorks is a community of families, care providers, seniors, and people with disabilities working together to change the way we care for each other in Oregon.
What we do
CareWorks activists have lobbied state legislators, spoken up at town hall meetings and hearings, knocked doors and made phone calls to increase funding for public services, told our stories to reporters, written letters to the editor, and traveled to take action around the country.
Care is universal. At one point or another, everyone will either need or provide care. All of us have a stake in this work.
Care is fundamental. The way we care for each other affects many aspects of our lives, including our families, our careers, and our pocketbooks.
Care has value. The lack of public investment in care is reflected in the low wages paid to caregivers, the high costs paid by those who need care for themselves or a loved one, and the lack of flexibility unpaid caregivers face in the workplace.
CareWorks is a movement. In order to improve care, we need to change the way our society views caregiving. Doing so will take many years. But by working together, we can change the way we care for each other in Oregon.