The CGCAC staff works in close partnership with law enforcement, district attorneys, juvenile department caseworkers, school personnel, victim's advocates, Department of Human Services Child Welfare, and other medical and mental health providers. We follow a multidisciplinary team (MDT) approach to create a coordinated, community wide response to child abuse. The MDT consists of the community partners mentioned, and CGCAC staff. These teams meet regularly to review reported cases of child abuse and neglect, gather information, and provide recommended follow up care and treatment to victims and their families.
We are also part of the Oregon Network of Child Abuse Intervention Centers. This network partnership works to improve the availability of quality, comprehensive services for child abuse victims throughout the state. www.childabuseintervention.org
The Columbia Gorge Children's Advocacy Center is a 501(c)3 public nonprofit and your donations are tax-deductible. Support is provided by and sought from local businesses, individuals, grants from organizations, corporations, and foundations, as well as city, county, state, and federal governments. We rely on donations as well as fundraising for financial support. No child is turned away for inability to pay.
In addition, the Child Abuse Multidisciplinary Intervention Account (CAMI) was created by the Oregon Legislature in 1993, to help support the development and operation of community-based child abuse intervention centers, such as ours. Unfortunately, these funds have historically been committed for other child abuse purposes within recipient counties and the redirection of these funds has proved challenging, and in some cases, has impacted other child abuse services within the respective county.