California Closets + Storage2U give back!
Mosaic Medical partners with us!
California Closets donated their designs, time and materials for the emergency shelter at Saving Grace. Three closets and an unused office are now beautifully organized with new shelving and storage units. Their shelter provides safe, emergency housing for survivors of intimate partner violence and their minor children in a confidential location.
Another Bend company, Storage2U, provided a mobile storage unit to store items on-site at the shelter during the installation phase of the project.
Beginning this month, Mosaic Medical will take another step toward meeting patient needs where they live. A Mosaic doctor will be making regular visits to the Saving Grace emergency shelter to provide medical care to residents. Many of these women have not been able to access medical care for some time — some may have fled directly from an abusive partner and may have been prohibited by that person from seeking medical attention entirely.
#ThisIsDV: A Family Story
“I remember four years ago being in California and we got in a huge fight. I had this voice in my head just saying, “Leave now. If you don't leave now, you're going to go through stuff that you don't want to go through.”
“But I wasn’t getting black eyes, or a broken arm or broken ribs, like some other people that I knew, and so I thought, “Oh, well…it’s not that bad.”
Deschutes County Receives $450K Grant to Provide Enhanced Response to High-Risk Domestic Violence Cases
In 2015, Shelly shared her survivor story with us, along with three of her four children. Her journey to Central Oregon began in 1991 when she moved here from California. Twenty-one years later in 2012, Shelly’s husband and the father of her children would be arrested for domestic violence related crimes.
Now Accepting Applications for Volunteer Advocate Training
Local agencies will now be able to provide an enhanced response to domestic violence victims and swift prosecution of domestic violence offenders. A recent $450,000 grant award will help the Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office, local law enforcement agencies — Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, as well as Bend, Redmond, Black Butte, and Sunriver Police Departments — and Bend-based non-profit organization, Saving Grace, to work collaboratively to reduce the domestic violence toll on our community. In 2017, there were 29 deaths in 19 separate incidents in 11 Oregon counties related to domestic violence.
Saving Grace Announces New Leadership
Do you ever dream of making a difference in the lives of others? Saving Grace is currently accepting applications for its semi-annual advocacy training. This 40-hour training — five sessions over three weeks in October — prepares volunteers to work directly with survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual assault seeking services from Saving Grace.
Camp Mary's Place
Saving Grace is excited to announce a new team member along with some familiar faces taking over new roles within the organization.
A Party with Strings Attached was organized by two community partners wanting to create something new and exciting for Mary's Place clients. This 3-day camp will allow mothers and their children to enjoy time swimming, hiking, crafting and spending time together in the outdoors.
Hands Can Change the World Event (Madras, April 10)
Will you help support our clients on their healing journey? Donate a gift card today.
Join us on Tuesday, April 10th at 12 noon for our “Hands Can Change The World” Event at Madras City Hall. Hands Can Change the World is a brief ceremony to show your visible expression of commitment to efforts that will prevent and eliminate child abuse and sexual assault.