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What is our Mission Statement?

Assessment, counseling and support for children and families facing concerns of child 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

Pam Woodcock, Chair

Director, Private Client Services, Maps Credit Union

Rich Duncan, Vice Chair

Owner, Rich Duncan Construction

Jennifer Winegar, Secretary/ Treasurer

Treasury Management Consultant, US Bank

Kyle Amsberry

Battalion Chief, Salem Fire Department

Danny Bisgaard

Retired, Oregon State Police

Darand Davies

President, Dallas Glass & Window

Sandi Elwood

Realtor, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Jim Ferraris

Chief of Police, Woodburn Police Department

Tim Fox

Captain, Oregon State Police

Randall Green, PhD

Clinical Psychologist, Mid-Valley Counseling Center

Jodi Hack

State Representative for House District 19

Denise Harvey

Tribal Council, The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde

Sarah Horn, MBA, BSN, RN

Chief Nursing Officer, Salem Hospital

Dawn Hunter

Program Manager, Marion County Child Welfare, Department of Human Services

George Jennings

Of Counsel, Mountain West Investment Corporation

Debbie Joa

Prevention and Protection Coordinator, Salem/Keizer Schools

Keeta Lauderdale

Past Salem First Citizen, Community Supporter

Vincenzo Meduri

Producing Artistic Director/Founder, Enlightened Theatrics

Brendan Murphy

Deputy District Attorney, Marion County

Mark Smith

President, FASTSIGNS

Children's Council

Purpose:

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.
Members:

Ryan Allbritton

Regional President, US Bank

Walt Beglau

District Attorney, Marion County

Kevin Cameron

Commissioner, Marion County

The Hon. Paul De Muniz

Retired Chief Justice, State Supreme Court
Distinguished Jurist in Residence, Willamette University College of Law

Jayne Downing

Executive Director, Center for Hope and Safety

Fara Etzel, MD

Pediatrician, Childhood Health Associates of Salem

Gerry Frank

Author, Philanthropist

The Hon. Mary James

Circuit Court Judge, Marion County

Gerald Moore

Chief, Salem Police Department

Mike Niblock

Chief, Salem Fire Department

Christy Perry

Superintendent, Salem-Keizer School District 24-J

Anna Peterson

Former Mayor, City of Salem

Greggory Peterson

Owner, Independence Grill

Drs. Bud & Selma Pierce

Salem Medical Community, Philanthropists

Steve Silberman

Executive Vice President, AVID

Larry Tokarski

President, Mountain West Investment Corporation, Philanthropist

The Hon. Jackie Winters

State Senator for District 10

Dick Withnell

Community Leader, Philanthropist