The Power of 100+ project is on hold while the Power of 50 for Education is the focus for 2022. This is a special project to address educational needs in south Deschutes County. See details at Power of 50 for Education.
Previous Signature Projects
KIDS Center Project THRIVE
Awarded November 19, 2019
KIDS Center provides children a friendly, safe environment to share their experiences of victimization, which assists significantly in engaging them and their families in a healing process. Immediate and intensive therapeutic services to children who have experienced sexual, physical or emotional abuse and/or neglect as quickly as possible is essential in order to minimize the long-term effects.
Project THRIVE has increased services to south Deschutes County children, including child abuse evaluations, family support and therapy to children. They also conducted local child abuse prevention training.
To learn more about KIDS Center go to http://www.kidscenter.org.
CASA of Central Oregon
Awarded April 10, 2019
CASA has doubled the number of advocates serving south Deschutes County and has been able to increase the percentage of kids in foster care having court appointed advocates from the lowest rate in the county to the highest! On average in Central Oregon, a child in foster care will have four different caseworkers and three different foster placements.
A CASA volunteer is often the only consistent adult in a child’s life during his or her time in foster care. Such a relationship is the single most important factor in helping a child develop resilience to thrive despite trauma.
To learn more about CASA of Central Oregon or to volunteer as an advocate go to http://www.casaofcentraloregon.org.