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Systems of Care

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What is Systems of Care?

Eastern Oregon Systems of Care includes the twelve counties of Baker, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Lake, Malheur, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, and Wheeler.

Systems of Care is a spectrum of effective services and supports for children, youth, and families with or at risk of health or other challenges and their families organized into a coordinated network that builds meaningful partnerships with youth and families. It addresses their cultural and linguistic needs in order to help them function better in all life domains.


This is a necessary organizational infrastructure to collaboratively overcome cross-sector barriers in child-serving systems which youth, families, and system providers are experiencing locally. Wraparound operationalizes Systems of Care at the practice level.

Systems of Care Core Values

  1. Family Driven and Youth Guided

  2. Community Based

  3. Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness

Helpful Information

Oregon Health Authority

To learn more about Eastern Oregon Systems of Care, and other systems of care programs in Oregon, visit the Oregon Health Authority Local Systems of Care page.

Statewide Map of Systems of Care Coordinators

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Data Dashboard

Oregon Department of Human Services


This dashboard combines data from Child Welfare, the Office of Developmental Disabilities Services, Oregon Health Authority and juvenile justice. Data displays are under development in consultation with the System of Care Advisory Council and state agencies.

Barrier Resolution

Eastern Oregon has a Barrier process to resolve issues locally. A barrier is a problem or block to receiving needed services and support.

Do you know a young person or their family who has had an issue while navigating systems or accessing services? If so, then you’ve come to the right place. You can submit a request for help with your barrier.

How does the Children’s System of Care review barriers?  ​

Once you submit a barrier submission form, Children’s System of Care members will share your barrier to the local Practice Level Workgroup (PLW) who will work together to resolve barriers. If unable to resolve at PLW then it is sent to the Local Executive Committee or the State System of Care Advisory Committee for Busting. If you are interested in attending a Children’s System of Care meeting in your community, please email

*Please note: Not all barriers will be addressed every month, and this process is not intended to address urgent situations or crisis situations. This form does not replace the formal grievance process that exists for providers and system partners. Please do not include Protected Health Information on this form.

If you or your client have recently visited the emergency department for a mental health crisis, please utilize this document: Advocating for your loved one during a crisis: A guide for parents and caregivers while at the hospital emergency department.

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