Three years ago, CWS brought together the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, the County Division of Children, Youth and Families and several other partners to design A Safe Place Family Justice Center. We opened A Safe Place to the public in December and are thrilled by the success stories already taking place!
Now, CWS is working in the same collaborative spirit with the Sheriff’s Office to establish Camp HOPE Oregon! Based off a proven model out of San Diego, Camp Hope Oregon will benefit local children who have either witnessed or experienced domestic violence/sexual assault.
When established, Camp HOPE Oregon will be a high-adventure week designed to help children heal from trauma and have the fun, playful experiences that each of them deserves.
The first step in the process of creating Camp Hope Oregon is to send 20 Oregon kids and six youth mentors to Camp HOPE California this summer. This will provide CWS staff with experience, connect youth mentors with concrete leadership opportunities, and most importantly. . .help instill hope in young survivors.
$10,000 will set 20 children on the path to healing and put CWS on the right track to create Camp Hope Oregon.
Bill and Barbara Friesen have chipped in the first $2,500 to get us started – will you join them? A gift of $25 buys the personal camping supplies for one child; that’s something all Northwesterners can appreciate!
Thank you for your past support and for continuing to help CWS empower others to live free of domestic violence and sexual assault.