Ensure your child/teen is safe in the care of a youth organization

  By Leah Howell, Protect Our Children Training Coordinator Recent headlines are almost unbelievable. Another employee from a youth serving organization has been accused of making sexual advances toward a teen.  It makes us wonder how this person has been allowed to join the ranks of a reputable organization. We assume that the employment screening

2017 Winter Gala: An Evening on Broadway

By Theresa Hart, Development Director for The Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County It was a night to remember as people gathered from near and far for An Evening on Broadway. Attendees arrived in Broadway costume, formal or casual attire to raise money for children. Even the Tin Man showed up for some fun. In

Hope for the Future of Foster Siblings

  By Tammi Pitzen, Executive Director of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County Last week I had the opportunity to participate in Legislative Days for the Oregon Network of Child Abuse Intervention Centers (The State Network for agencies like the Children Advocacy Center of Jackson County).  Last week was one of those weeks that

Philanthropy Should Be at the Heart of All Local Businesses

By Renae Dixon, KeyBank At KeyBank, we have one overall goal: to help our clients and communities thrive. While we have a laser focus on financial wellness, we realize the benefit of a holistic approach to well-being and are always looking for ways to be involved in the communities where we live and work. That

The tragedy of Victoria Martens we must prevent in the future

  By Tammi Pitzen, Executive Director of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County Today I am sitting in my office trying to get caught up after the big snow fall in Medford.  The office is officially closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  It is very quiet and peaceful here. I have