There are proven programs and services that work to protect children from trauma, abuse, and neglect. Right here in Clackamas County, we have many organizations working hard to create a safe and resilient community for our children and youth. However, much more can and should be done to prioritize the well-being of some of our most vulnerable families, and ensure that all children reach their full potential.

Yes for Clackamas Kids is working to create the Clackamas Children’s Safety Levy, a dedicated source of funding for critical safety services for children and youth, delivered by trusted local organizations to Clackamas County children and families. We believe that locally-based community programs are uniquely qualified and appropriately positioned to perform this work and maximize the greatest return on investment.

To develop this initiative—on the November ballot as Measure 3-564—we have come together as a coalition of service providers, business leaders, elected officials, advocates, faith communities, and culturally-specific providers, as well as people with lived experience of child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, and trauma experienced as children and youth.

By voting YES on Measure 3-564 this November, we can meaningfully address the critical need for intervention and support services that exist in Clackamas County—and double the number of children and youth served in our community.

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