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CareOregon names Trillium Family Services as its official community partner for the CareOregon Starlight Parade

May 6, 2024, 22:39 PM

(PORTLAND, Ore.)—Today, CareOregon announced Trillium Family Services as its official community partner for the 2024 CareOregon Starlight Parade. The parade partnership builds on a longtime connection between the two organizations.

“We’re excited to partner with such a terrific organization,” said Eric C. Hunter, CareOregon CEO. “As a former Board Chair, I know first-hand how Trillium Family Services provides incredible care to our most vulnerable youth, and their work has a powerful impact in our communities. We couldn’t ask for a better partner to help us bring Portland together at Starlight.”

CareOregon and Trillium will share the spotlight at the Starlight Parade on Saturday, June 1. Both organizations will have floats with energy, music and costumes, as this family-friendly event takes over downtown Portland.

“Trillium Family Services and CareOregon have worked together to support children and families for many years,” said Jamie Vandergon, Trillium Family Services CEO. “Both of our organizations understand the power of community and family and we celebrate all the everyday heroes who create safe spaces for children and families to be successful. That’s why we’re so excited to be CareOregon’s official community partner for the 2024 CareOregon Starlight Parade.”

This year’s parade is bound to be especially memorable as CareOregon celebrates its 30th anniversary. Since 1994 CareOregon has been working to make health care work for absolutely everyone by addressing health disparities and prioritizing programs that meet critical social needs such as housing, food and other social determinants of health. 

For more information contact:

Erich Ericson
Vice President, Branding, Marketing and Communications 

About Trillium Family Services

Trillium Family Services offers hope to families when they don’t know where else to turn. Whether they are addressing a one-time mental health crisis or an ongoing condition, they equip young people and their families with the right tools to understand their challenges, treat their conditions, and gain new skills in order to effectively manage their mental and behavioral health challenges. With increased knowledge and resources, they can realize their full potential.

About CareOregon

CareOregon is a nonprofit community benefit organization that provides health care coverage to more than 500,000 Oregonians on the Oregon Health Plan. We support our members through three coordinated care organizations, a Medicare Advantage plan, a tribal care coordination program, a dental care organization and in-home medical care with Housecall Providers. CareOregon members have access to integrated medical, dental and mental health care and substance use treatment. We also connect members to housing, fresh food, education and transportation services. CareOregon has offices in Portland, Medford and Seaside, Oregon.

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