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Saving Grace: Imagine Life without Violence
October 29, 2013

I am proud to be a member of the board of directors for Saving Grace. Saving Grace provides critical services to Central Oregon's victims of intimate partner violence, and their children. They provide follow-up services that assist a victim to get back on her/his feet and independent again. It is well managed financially, has dedicated and skilled staff, and many volunteers to support the mission. They are a top-notch organization.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Provide a better working space for their administrative staff/volunteers.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

MY ROLE:
Board Member

Saving Grace: Imagine Life without Violence
December 31, 2012

After the recent devastating gun violence in Newtown, CT, there is no better time to recognize the services that Saving Grace provides to victims of domestic violence (DV) in Central Oregon. Did you know that in Oregon in 2010, 28 females were murdered by males in single victim/single offender homicides? Nationwide, 52 percent of female victims were killed with guns. Of these, 70 percent were killed with handguns. "For women in America, guns are not used to save lives, but to take them." ("When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2010 Homicide Data" by the Violence Policy Center).

Saving Grace is the Central Oregon provider of a state-wide web to protect and serve victims of domestic and sexual violence. In 2011, Saving Grace provided 11,303 crisis services for 4,686 people; answered 2,320 hotline calls; protected, fed, clothed and lodged 229 women and children for 3,0202 days; taught 2,650 people how to prevent violence; supervised 1,609 visits and exchanges for 275 parents and children in DV situations. Seventy-five volunteers provided 14,320 hours of services. (Saving Grace Annual REport 2011).

More feedback

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

MY ROLE:
Board Member