Anisa's Place Update
Whew! Anisa's Place has had quite the adventure with the snow and ice last month. We've had to evacuate twice in our first 6 months of opening. The storm caused some significant damage to the house, and while construction to repair this damage continues, we are at least back in the house and happy to be home. If anybody deserves a shoutout, it's our youth for being so flexible and able to hang tough in some less than ideal conditions. We couldn't forget our staff either who showed up and stuck it out (for some long hours) to make sure we kept going. Thank you!
We get asked on a regular basis what A Village for One needs. To help, we have Amazon Wishlists set up for both our Community Based Therapy Services and Anisa's Place! Click the respective links and know that the items delivered to our door helps support the youth that pass through it.
A Village for One
A Village for One is a Portland based not-for-profit organization developed to serve children who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation. An astounding number of youth in the Portland and surrounding areas have experienced this global crime against children.
Our aim is to bring the talents and gifts of our community together to create an opportunity to serve each child that has been impacted by sexual exploitation in our local community. The community unites to provide youth with a home, nourishment, education, holistic healing, mentorship, service, and opportunity to grow, believe, and become their greatest potential.
In 2015, A Village for One opened our first outpatient mental health clinic location in Clackamas County, Oregon, and most recently in 2018 we opened our second outpatient clinic in Marion County, Oregon. While working to provide trauma informed mental health services to this population of youth we are also raising funds to assist in the opening of our first therapeutic residence.
What We Provide
Specialized Outpatient Counseling Services
A Village for One provides outpatient mental health services to youth, ages 25 and under, in both Clackamas and Marion County regardless of insurance coverage. Youth do not need to have a confirmed case of domestic sexual exploitation, but they need to be considered of high risk for this type of abuse. Feel free to submit the attached referral form or call (503) 730- 1469 for more information. Referral Form
Specialized Counseling Services for Youth in Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) Closed Custody
A Village for One has a contract with OYA to provide specialized mental health services for youth who have been identified as survivors of sexual exploitation, and are in closed custody at either Oak Creek or MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility. Referrals can be made by the youth’s probation officer to A Village for One by calling (503) 730-1469. All referrals have to be approved by the facility itself before being initiated.
Therapeutic Housing - Opened September 1, 2020
A Village for One has opened a therapeutic home for female and female-identifying survivors ages 12-18. Please refer youth through the DHS BRS process unless these are other possible funding sources for the youth outside of DHS.
Together we WILL bring our kids HOME!