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Causes: Child Abuse Prevention, Crime & Law, Domestic Violence

Mission: The mission of Children's Center is to support and medically assess children who are suspected to be victims of abuse or neglect.

Results: Volunteers play a vital role in Children’s Center ability to support our mission. Our volunteers serve in a variety of administrative roles including committee members, event support, advocates, and our Board of Directors. From January - September of 2015, more than 160 community volunteers donated 1,300+ hours of their time at Children's Center to serve as advocates for our mission to protect kids.

Target demographics: children who are suspected victims of abuse or neglect

Direct beneficiaries per year: more than 2,000 vulnerable children and families, community members and care providers will receive assessment and support services in Clackamas County.

Geographic areas served: Clackamas County

Programs: forensic medical assessments, forensic interviewing services, drug endangered child screenings, family support services, community outreach and education, medical record reviews, caregiver support groups, and RISK (Response to Inappropriately Sexualized Kids).

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am honored to help this awesome organization that serves abused children of Clackamas County. The staff and volunteers work together to create the best experience for children who need medical assessments for suspected abuse cases.

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I learned about this organization when I met its executive director. She explained that the Center supports and medically asses children who are suspected victims of child abuse. Child abuse is a significant problem in our county, so I was interested in learning more. I toured the facility and was so impressed I became an active volunteer. I do everything from make phone calls, help with fund raisers, and prepare snacks.

Through my work, I learned that this Center is populated by some of the most dedicated, gentle, caring people I've ever met. From the administrators to the child interviews to the medical staff, every employee and volunteer is highly skilled and absolutely dedicated to child health. In addition, the program is highly effective. Children arrive frightened and unsure of themselves. After their interviews and exams, they leave far happier and relieved of their terrible stories of abuse. Frequently the exams result in law enforcement intervention which stops the abuse altogether. Families are also supported with support groups and referrals to mental health care providers for further healing.

In addition, the board of this organization is made up of local volunteers and professionsals who are thoughtful, intelligent, and very careful with the organization's funds. All dollars are stewarded very carefully.

Review from Guidestar