November 4th, 2017
Join the HRCSO, along with community partners from around our region in supporting the Columbia Gorge Children's Advocacy Center on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Springhouse Cellars. The event will feature live music, a silent auction and live auction. The CGCAC is in it's eigth year providing invaluable support to child victim's of abuse and their families. In 2017, Wasco County joined the CGCAC, which also serves children and families in Hood River, Gilliam, Wheeler and Kickitat Counties.
The Columbia Gorge Children's Advocacy Center was founded in 2009 by a group of dedicated community members. The Center reduces the trauma of abuse, and provides coordinated support services for child abuse victims to begin their healing process. Prior to our opening in 2009, children were interviewed at a police station or at a child welfare office, sometimes more than once. If a medical exam was necessary, it had to be done in the emergency room or the child had to be taken to the nearest child abuse center in Portland or LaGrande. This situation and these methods caused additional trauma to the child.