Items will aid victims of domestic violence

A Safe Place, Clackamas County and the Clackamas Federal Credit Union are conducting a donation drive to help victims of domestic violence. Items can be donated through Nov. 30 at the standalone Clackamas Federal Credit Union branches in Canby, Milwaukie, Oregon City and Sandy.

The community is invited to donate the following items: diapers and wipes, school supplies, new backpacks, gift cards, new pajamas and new fleece pants/coats, new socks and undergarments and used cellphones with chargers.

When an abuse victim suddenly leaves their home, they do not always have the time to pack the items that are most necessary.

Community partners are hoping to have items available to help victims with such items.

The donation drive is meant to help in emergency situations with things that they need in a hurry. Babies need their diapers changed, kids need supplies for schools and everyone needs a warm coat or other necessities. Used cellphones can also be used without a SIM card to make 911 calls in an emergency.

A Safe Place Family Justice Center for Clackamas County will open in November at 256 Warner-Milne Road, Oregon City. Clackamas County will partner with law enforcement and local service providers to offer a safe location where law enforcement officials, legal service providers, victim advocates and other service providers can work together to help families escape and recover from domestic, sexual and vulnerable adult abuse.

At A Safe Place, survivors of domestic violence will be able to receive coordinated and holistic care. Family Justice Centers across the country have reduced homicides, increased victim safety, empowered victims, reduced fear and anxiety for victims and their children and reduced intimidation. 

Some of the organizations and agencies involved with A Safe Place include Abuse Recovery Ministry and Services, Catholic Charities, the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office: Victim Assistance Unit, Clackamas Women’s Services, Los Niños Cuentan, Legal Aid Services of Oregon and other legal service providers, the Oregon Department of Human Services: Aging and Disability Services, Oregon Department of Human Services: Self-Sufficiency and Child Welfare and Stepping Stones.

For more information, contact Aaron Abrams at 503-655-8752 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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