2018 Recipient Agencies

Bridgeway House

recipient agencyGreat Rotary Duck Race funds will support the Home Therapy Program which provides individualized therapies and education in the home to children with autism, regardless of age. Children with autism are at a higher risk for abuse. For this reason, the program also educates and supports parents in managing the challenges of raising a child with autism. This reduces family stress levels and helps prevent abuse and neglect. Funds from the Great Rotary Duck Race will help reduce the waitlist for this program. It also will cover costs for low-income families. bridgewayhouse.org

Center for Community Counseling

recipient agencyThe Great Rotary Duck Race will support The Child Abuse Prevention Project. This will provide mental health services to adults and families who understand the need to heal and change, but lack the financial resources to pay for mainstream mental health services in our community. It also will provide parenting classes, social skills groups for children, and counseling for parents, grandparents and other family members. This helps create and maintain healthy family systems, breaking the cycle of violence for families and leading to the eradication of child abuse and neglect. ccceugene.org

Direction Service

recipient agencyGreat Rotary Duck Race funds will provide targeted case management and a continuum of wraparound support for children and youth who have experienced trauma, abuse and neglect. This collaborative, community-based process respects each family’s unique culture and values, and supports them as they build on their strengths. This results in improved economic and social conditions that support changes in physical and behavioral health. These funds will allow Direction Service to reach a greater number of youth and families throughout Lane County, strengthening those families and improving the well-being of vulnerable children. directionservice.org

Family Relief Nursery

recipient agencyGreat Rotary Duck Race funds will support one full-time intake and home visit specialist and one part-time data and respite teacher/coordinator. These two workers will facilitate intakes for all families, home visits for families waiting to join our classrooms and a new respite care class in Creswell. This will increase cohesion of services, facilitating trust and a strong therapeutic bond with our home visitors. Increasing family retention and engagement, providing better crisis response by ensuring families are utilizing services, and growing our respite care are vital to lowering risk factors associated with child abuse and neglect. frncg.org

Parenting Now!

recipient agencyGreat Rotary Duck Race funds will support Make Parenting A Pleasure, an evidence-based parenting education program that serves vulnerable families whose children are at risk for abuse and neglect. Parenting groups will be provided in English and Spanish in community settings across Lane County, including low-income housing. This program will also be provided for pregnant and parenting teens. The goal of the Make Parenting A Pleasure program is to improve parenting skills, mitigate daily and long-term stress and reduce the risk of child neglect and abuse. Up to 180 parents and children will benefit from these funds. parentingnow.org