What is our Mission Statement?
Assessment, counseling and support for children and families facing concerns of abuse, neglect, trauma or grief.
What is Liberty House?
Liberty House is a child abuse assessment center serving Marion and Polk counties - the only place providing special assessment services in a safe, comfortable, child-friendly environment.
Since 1999, Liberty House has provided child-focused, high quality assessment services to children when adults are concerned that they may have been hurt by sexual abuse, physical abuse or neglect. With compassion and expertise, medical providers conduct complete medical examinations for the children coming to Liberty House. Specially trained child interviewers also help children talk about what has happened to them in a neutral and sensitive manner to ensure the objectivity of the assessment and the wellbeing of the child.
Complementing the assessment are family support services for caregivers, including information and resources for keeping children safe and healthy. Follow up mental health services for children and their caregivers is available at Hope & Wellness Services here on our campus.
Liberty House also provides medical consultations to the community about child abuse questions and offers community education and outreach about the issue of child abuse and its prevention.
Liberty House serves children from birth to age 18. Our services are voluntary and free of cost to the family. All services are carefully coordinated with local law enforcement and child welfare agencies in order to provide the highest levels of support for children and families. “It was and is a difficult time for us. My daughter still sleeps with the bear and quilt you gave her. You helped her a great deal in handling her trauma,” said one mother.
We invite you to learn more about the issue of child abuse and get involved in making a difference for children!
Liberty House is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation in Salem, Oregon and relies on the generous support of donors to operate. All gifts are tax-deductible.
Board of Directors
Rich Duncan, Chair
Owner, Rich Duncan Construction
Jodi Hack, Vice Chair
CEO, Oregon Home Builders Association
James E. Green, Secretary/Treasurer
Director of Finance, Marion-Polk Food Share
Battalion Chief, Salem Fire Department
Melinda Avila, MSW
Public and Community Relations Consultant, Legacy Health
Retired, Oregon State Police
Ryan W. Collier
President, Collier Law
Retired, Oregon Department of Administrative Services
Realtor, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
Chief of Police, Woodburn Police Department
Randall Green, PhD
Clinical Psychologist, Mid-Valley Counseling Center
Tribal Council, The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde
Sarah Horn, MBA, BSN, RN
Chief Nursing Officer, Salem Hospital
Program Manager, Marion County Child Welfare, Department of Human Services
Of Counsel, Mountain West Investment Corporation
Prevention and Protection Coordinator, Salem/Keizer Schools
Past Salem First Citizen, Community Supporter
Producing Artistic Director/Founder, Enlightened Theatrics
Deputy District Attorney, Marion County
Attorney, Sherman Sherman Johnnie & Hoyt, LLP
Director, Private Client Services, Maps Credit Union
Advance the mission of Liberty House through membership in the Children’s Council by acting as an advisor.
Responsibilities of a Council Member:
Counsel the Chief Executive Officer upon request and through informal recommendations.
Support and participate in Liberty House events if possible, depending upon interest and availability.
Facilitate introductions to those who may be interested in the mission of Liberty House.
Regional President, US Bank
Commissioner, Marion County
District Attorney, Marion County
The Hon. Paul De Muniz
Retired Chief Justice, State Supreme Court
Distinguished Jurist in Residence, Willamette University College of Law
Executive Director, Center for Hope and Safety
Fara Etzel, MD
Salem Health, Pediatric Hospitalist
The Hon. Mary James
Circuit Court Judge, Marion County
Chief, Salem Police Department
Chief, Salem Fire Department
Superintendent, Salem-Keizer School District 24-J
Former Mayor, City of Salem
Owner, Independence Grill
Drs. Bud & Selma Pierce
Salem Medical Community, Philanthropists
Executive Vice President, AVID
President, Mountain West Investment Corporation, Philanthropist
The Hon. Jackie Winters
State Senator for District 10