PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A local non-profit broke ground Wednesday morning in Clackamas County on a haven for sexually-exploited girls.
A Village for One is funded with a $500,000 grant from the Oregon Department of Human Services and by a $50,000 gift from the foundation of the Home Builders Association, the Portland Tribune reported.
Starting in spring 2020, the residential facility will provide trauma-informed care and behavioral rehabilitation services to six or seven female minors, who will live at the four-acre property while in Human Services custody. The residence will have a full kitchen, office, classroom and common space in a model known as “therapeutic housing.”
This will be the third location A Village for One opened. Their first, an outpatient mental health clinic in Clackamas County, opened in 2015. Their second outpatient clinic opened in 2018 in Marion County.
Twenty-five people helped break ground at the facility.
To learn more: A Village of One