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.
Deschutes County Receives $450K Grant to Provide Enhanced Response to High-Risk Domestic Violence Cases
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.
Saving Grace Announces New Leadership
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.
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.
Survivors Use Art to Show What It’s Like to be “In Their Shoes”
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.
Saving Grace receives $20,000 grant!
In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Saving Grace presents "In Their Shoes," an art exhibit highlighting the experiences of domestic violence survivors and their loved ones. For this exhibit, survivors and their supporters decorated footwear to show what it is like to walk in their shoes. Also included in the project are shoes created by students at Westside Village Magnet School as part of a project on empathy.
Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation awards $10,000 for Mary’s Place Program
This October, during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, The Mary Kay Foundation℠ awarded Saving Grace a $20,000 grant to further its efforts to combat domestic violence and provide crisis services throughout Central Oregon. The grant was one of 150 awarded to domestic violence shelters across the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam for a total of $3 million. This year’s highly sought-after grant slate brings the total investment in The Foundation’s annual shelter grant program to nearly $42 million.
Sparking Conversations for Domestic Violence Awareness Month
The Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation has awarded Saving Grace a $10,000 grant to support Central Oregon parents who have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual assault, or stalking through its supervised visitation and safe exchange program, Mary’s Place.
Thousands Turn Out for 2016 Oregon WinterFest, Raising $11,221
“Let’s Talk About It.” That’s the simple call to action from Saving Grace this October as the community observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Thanks to a robust turnout at the 2016 OnPoint Community Credit Union Oregon WinterFest, Lay It Out Events raised $11,221 for Saving Grace, Central Oregon’s only comprehensive domestic violence agency.