Juliette's House wins set of grants

The center won a $12,500 award from the Ford Family Foundation and a $3,000 award from an anonymous advice fund operating under the Oregon Community Foundation umbrella. The latter was designated for the agency's Safe Kids program, which offers in-school child abuse prevention and intervention workshops for children in grades K-5.

In addition, the center received a grant of $3,061 from the Autzen Foundation to cover a mandated update to its Medisoft medical billing system and dictation equipment used by the medical examiners and forensic interviewers. It also won a $12,500 grant for the general operating fund from the Oregon Community Foundation's D. and Paul A. Barber Fund.

Juliette's House performs medical and forensic assessments of children in Yamhill, Polk and Tillamook counties. The children are referred by partner agencies due to suspected child abuse.

The center provides referrals to treatment and social services, plus follow-up support for children and families. It also stages an abuse prevention effort under the Safe Kids mantle, along with intervention workshops and a Safe Touch family support program.

Donations from individuals and businesses augment money from grants and other sources. They account for about one-third of its annual operating budget.

For more information, contact Development Director Francine Fiore at francine@julietteshouse.org or 503-687-1313, visit www.julietteshouse.org or follow the organization through its Facebook page.

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