About Coastal File

Coastal File is a Public Affairs program produced by K-DOCK 92.9 FM in Coos Bay, North Bend Oregon.  Coastal File is produced to provide our listeners with information about local issues. Programming includes broadcasts of interviews with elected or appointed officials and relevant policy experts on issues of importance to the community, government meetings, legislative sessions, conferences featuring elected officials, and substantive discussions of civic issues of interest to local communities or groups.

May 19, 2018 – Department of Human Services Foster Parent Program


AUDIO: This week on the Coastal File, we are talking to Susan Thornton with the (DHS) Department of Human Services Foster Parent Program here in Coos County.


The Department of Human Services (DHS) is Oregon’s principal agency for helping Oregonians achieve wellbeing and independence through opportunities that protect, empower, respect choice and preserve dignity, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.

DHS provides direct services to more than 1 million Oregonians each year. These services provide a key safety net for those in our society who are most vulnerable or who are at a difficult place in their life.

Foster Parent Program: (541) 756-5500

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