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Sexual Assault Resource CenterGrant Amount: $10,000
Project: Support for CSEC Intervention & Support Program
Location: Portland, OR
The Sexual Assault Resource Center (SARC),a strongly volunteer-based organization, has provided crisis intervention and social support for survivors of sexual assault for the past 36 years. Services include a 24-hour support line and in-person response team, case management, individual and group mental health treatment, culturally specific services for Latinas, and school-based primary prevention education. Additionally, SARC offers comprehensive services to Commercially Sexually Exploited Children in order to decrease barriers to support services and increase participation in their own recovery process, which in turn helps the youth move from victim to survivor to leader. The continued goals of the CSEC Intervention & Support Program include 1) training first responders about CSEC identification, 2) providing 24-hour crisis intervention, and 3) long-term case management and service coordination for the youth.
Stronger FamiliesGrant Amount: $10,000
Project: Oxygen for Your Relationships at Joint Base Lewis-McChord
Location: Bellevue, WA
Provides necessary child care in order that 1200 couples stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord during 2013 may participate in a life-changing program proven to strengthen family relationships.
The Dougy CenterGrant Amount: $12,000
Project: Middlers Grief Group
Location: Portland, OR
The Middlers Grief Support Group meets 20 times a year, every other Monday from 6:30-8:00 pm and includes up to 15 children ages 10-14 who have experienced the death of a parent or sibling. The Middlers group is just one of 58 support groups with 400 children and 250 parent participants. The objective of each age-and-relative-appropriate group is to provide a safe place to process grief in healthy ways as preventative intervention for vulnerable children and their families.
Treasure Valley Children’s Relief NurseryGrant Amount: $10,000
Project: Technology: customized database software, website improvements and services
Location: Ontario, OR
Funds were used to purchase a user-friendly database developed specifically for relief nurseries in Medford, OR that will allow TVCRN to track required information that can be easily compared to data from other relief nurseries and will yield meaningful reports to help further the work at TVCRN. In addition, funds were used to create a web video and pay for upkeep of their website.
Wild GiftGrant Amount: $10,000
Project: Marketing / Leader Development Program
Location: Sun Valley, ID
Half of this gift was used to improve social media outreach for Wild Gift, and half supported one new Wild Gift Leader in 2013. Wild Gift helps to develop young leaders through an intensive wilderness experience and mentoring the leaders’ project designed to benefit their community/society. Please see their website for more information.