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Capital Campaign
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Capital Campaign

When a child experiences abuse, there
must be a safe place to go —
a place
where they can feel secure and
supported. A place where they can
begin to hope again. For any child in
the five-County Columbia River Gorge
SafeSpace is that place.

Investments in the SafeSpace Capital
Campaign will help ensure SafeSpace
will always be here for child victims of
abuse, neglect and maltreatment.


  • Create the first permanent Columbia Gorge location for a child advocacy center 

  • Establish the SafeSpace Hope Fund to improve and expand access to support for children who experience abuse 

  • Add space for children’s mental health providers on-site 

  • Serve as collaborative location for regional children’s programs


  • Increase SafeSpace case capacity from 160 to 320 per year 

  • Eliminate wait lists, improving response time for concerns of child abuse

  • Add in-house bilingual Pediatric Mental Health Provider

  • Provide outreach, planning and training center for regional child abuse response with law enforcement and child services partners

  • Add satellite location in The Dalles to enhance access to SafeSpace support


By Spring 2023 

Begin renovation with $3.6 or more raised

(In Progress)

By Spring 2024
Complete renovation with 100% funding committed

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For more information, please contact Beatriz Lynch:, 541.436.2960

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Dillon Borton, Chair
VP, KeyB


Claire Griffin
Owner of Griffin House

Erin Mason
SafeSpace Board member; Detective, Hood River

Carmen Myers
Columbia Bank Branch Manager, The Dalles


Mike Oates
Owner of Oates Orchards


Craig Ortega
Senior VP Columbia Bank

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The SafeSpace Campaign aims to purchase and renovate 8,400 sf at 206 Wasco Loop, easy regional access near I-84.
FACILITY TEAM Jeff Dellis, Architect; Griffin Construction, General Contractor;
Tanner Hall Windemere Real Estate, Advisor; Anne Medenbach Copper West Real Estate, Advisor.
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Joining the SafeSpace Capital Campaign Team means delivering
a huge win for the children of the Columbia Gorge region.

Together, we are giving children who have been abused
a fresh start and new hope.
For more information, please contact Beatriz Lynch:, 541.436.2960
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