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Children’s Center of Clackamas County is a place where children and families come to begin their healing journey from abuse and neglect. It’s also a wonderful place to work. On Thursday, Oct. 5, 2018, Children’s Center was named Oregon's top medium-sized (20-49 employees) nonprofit to work for at the "100 Best Nonprofits to work for...

Nearly 400 friends gathered at the Embassy Suites Washington Square on Friday, September 14, to support the vital work of ending child abuse and neglect at the Children’s Center’s Seventh Annual Healing Garden Gala. Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of attendees, Children’s Center raised more than $423,000 to help serve kids and families recovering from abuse....

The Overcoming ACEs Panel, hosted by Children’s Center, featured voices from the spectrum of child services, including national expert Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, author of The Deepest Well; RJ Gillespie, pediatrician at The Children’s Clinic; Amy Stoeber, child and adolescent psychologist; Sue Skinner, medical examiner at Children’s Center; Ellen Baltus, social worker in the North...

Arce family operated only DHS-sponsored family group home in Clackamas County. Oregon City, OR: For more than five decades, Dave and Pat Arce have dedicated themselves to serving youth in foster care. For years, they ran the one and only DHS-sponsored family group home in Clackamas County: fostering, supporting, and providing stability and love for dozens...

In observance of April’s National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Children’s Center will partner with several local organizations and health care leaders in Clackamas County to focus attention on childhood trauma and mobilize a collective effort to end child abuse....

Every child who comes to Children’s Center receives a stuffed animal. I’ve often heard how much those small, fuzzy creatures mean for youngsters who have suffered abuse. The modest toy becomes a tangible reminder that someone cared—and hopefully, that things began to change....