Children's Center of Clackamas County
The mission of Children’s Center is to work with the community to end child abuse and neglect through assessment, treatment, and prevention; together we are building a world where all children feel safe, valued, and heard.
Bottom Line for Portland
Child abuse impacts everyone. We know that the long-term impact on children who experience abuse/neglect includes risky behaviors, chronic health conditions, mental health issues, substance use, low academic achievement, incarceration, limited life potential, and even early death. This not only is devastating for the individual child, but also impacts the well-being of the whole community. When someone donates to Children's Center, they are helping to chance the trajectory of a child's life; our services offer support to help children and their protective families achieve healthy, productive futures so that they can contribute meaningfully to their community.
"The kindness, information, empathy, and support that we received at Children's Center was amazing! Thank you for helping my child and my family feel safe and understood." ~Safe caregiver for 13-year-old child
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Children’s Center recognizes that child abuse and neglect are linked with systemic inequity, and that looking at all power differentials is necessary to end child abuse and neglect. We commit to applying a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion lens to all our efforts and relationships. This lens will guide the evolution of our programs, initiatives, policies, and practices in a way that honors the inherent dignity of all people.