Business Leaders Support Clackamas County’s Children’s Levy

As business leaders, we understand the costs of overcoming unforeseen obstacles,
especially if they could have been avoided in the first place. The same logic applies to
violence, abuse and neglect. Data shows that dealing with the aftermath of trauma is much
more costly than preventing it in the first place. We also know that short-term investments
are really only a band-aid for long term problems…READ MORE

Medical Providers endorse Children’s Safety Levy

We know 2020 has been a tough year. Before the pandemic, children went to school, had
social outlets, met with outside family members and participated in activities. Similarly,
parents went to work and had their own social outlets and events. Due to the pandemic,
many children are at home, and families are under stress..READ MORE

More youths can be served through ‘proven programs’

Since the beginning of the pandemic and economic downturn, Clackamas County has seen
a dramatic increase in children and youth experiencing trauma. And as a service provider, Northwest Family Services (NWFS) supports a brighter future where a child can thrive, not just survive…READ MORE

Democrat, Republican unite for Clackamas Children’s Levy

As people who’ve had the privilege to represent the residents of Clackamas County, we are committed to taking actions that serve the best interest of the communities in which we live…READ MORE

Clackamas County voters weigh property tax to help abused, neglected children

Voters in Clackamas County will decide in November whether to support a property tax hike to fund increased services for the county’s most vulnerable children…READ MORE

Schrader Endorses Clackamas Children’s Safety Levy

This week, U.S. Congressman Kurt Schrader, D-Canby, became the most prominent and highest-ranking elected official in the state to endorse the Clackamas Children’s Safety Levy. The Congressman lent his support to the measure during a virtual phone bank for the Yes for Clackamas Kids campaign…READ MORE

Teachers support Clackamas County Children’s Levy

As teachers we are asked to wear many different hats. It’s safe to say that this school year
we’ve added a few more hats. At times this can feel overwhelming. In spite of that, we show
up every day ready to do our job — and do it well…READ MORE

Clackamas County groups push for Children’s Safety

A coalition of nonprofit groups is highlighting how crucial it is for voters to approve a levy
that would lead to increased services for Clackamas County’s most vulnerable youth,
especially in light of the destructive wildfires…READ MORE

Canby Police Chief Urges Voters to Consider Child Abuse Levy

Canby Police Chief Bret Smith is urging voters to consider the new Clackamas Children’s Safety Levy, which will appear on the ballot this November, and what it could mean for the prevention, investigation and successful prosecution for crimes against children…READ MORE

Say yes to Clackamas County Children’s Safety Levy

Take a moment and think about all the adults you encountered throughout your childhood.
Do you remember one that was always there for you? One that you trusted? One that
showed you they cared through their words and actions? There’s a saying that states:
“Every kid is one caring adult away from being a success story.”…READ MORE

Clackamas Children’s Safety Levy deserves broad support

One thing I’ve learned in 2020 is that our worlds can turn upside down at any moment.
Since March, our communities have endured a series of hardships — from a global pandemic that forced us
to rethink the ways we interact with each other to devastating wildfires that forced us from
our homes. Crises such as these hit us all pretty hard, none harder than our most
vulnerable neighbors, including our county’s children and youth…READ MORE

Clackamas County refer measure to help abused children

Clackamas County residents will be asked on the November ballot whether or not to
approve a property tax levy to help fund services for abused children that help keep them
safe and find them permanency in homes…READ MORE

Clackamas County Children’s Safety Levy would raise funds for non-profits addressing child welfare

Last week the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to refer the Children’s Safety Levy to the November Ballot….READ MORE