Protect Our Children

A program to prevent child sexual abuse

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The Ford Family Foundation provides funding across Oregon and in Siskiyou County, Calif., for Protect Our Children, a Foundation program to prevent child sexual abuse. 

Protect Our Children uses a nationally acclaimed training curriculum: Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children. The training is designed to educate adults on how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The training is offered to organizations and individuals at minimal or no cost.

Adults and organizations interested in hosting, becoming a certified facilitator, or attending a training should contact one of the entities coordinating the program (see list below). Or contact the Foundation’s program coordinator:
Mary Ratliff, 
Training is provided across Oregon and Siskiyou County, Calif. 

Download the Protect Our Children handout »

Updated May 8, 2018

ABC House, Albany. Trainings for Linn and Benton counties. (541) 926-2203

Bay Area Hospital/Kids’ Hope Center, Coos Bay. Trainings for Coos County and connection to trainings in Curry County. (541) 266-8806

Building Healthy Families, Enterprise. Trainings for Wallowa and Baker counties. (541) 426-9411.

Central Douglas County YMCA, Roseburg. Trainings for Douglas County. (541) 440-9622

Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County, Medford. Trainings for Jackson County and connection to trainings in Josephine County. (541) 734-5437

Children’s Advocacy Center of Lincoln County, Newport. Trainings for Lincoln County. (541) 574-0841

Children’s Center of Clackamas County, Oregon City. Trainings for Clackamas County. (503) 655-7725

Juliette’s House, McMinnville. Trainings for Yamhill and Polk counties. (503) 435-1550

KIDS Center, Bend. Trainings for Crook and Jefferson counties. (Training available in Deschutes County via non-Foundation funding). (541) 383-5958

Liberty House, Salem. Trainings for Marion and Polk counties. (503) 540-0288

The Next Door, Hood River. Trainings for Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam and Wheeler counties. (541) 296-8118

Siskiyou Family YMCA, Yreka. Trainings for Siskiyou County, Calif. (530) 842-9622

Treasure Valley Relief Nursery, Ontario. Trainings for Malheur County. (541) 823-2526


Family Relief Nursery, Cottage Grove. Trainings for South Lane and North Douglas counties. (541) 942-4835

Restore Hope, Gresham. Trainings for Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties. (503) 667-1189

For trainings provided in other counties, contact the Foundation’s program coordinator: Mary Ratliff, (541) 430-4326,

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