On Tuesday, April 13 2021, our lunch program speakers will be Mel Parker and Sara Perkins from J Bar J. They’ll be giving a presentation on J Bar J’s at: (anti-trafficking) Project.

They work directly with victims to help them regain independence, safety, and stability, and to rebuild their lives. They provide comprehensive case management and crisis intervention, assist in creating safety plans, as well as offering much needed emotional support to survivors of sex and labor trafficking.

Their case managers also work with survivors to access community resources such as psychological counseling, medical care, emergency housing, transportation, and academic needs. They provide team coordination for the Deschutes County Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) Response Team, the group responsible for responding to cases of human trafficking in Central Oregon.

This team is a collaboration of agencies working together to coordinate and leverage resources to provide a comprehensive approach to child sex trafficking and services to victims and survivors.

This meeting will be all-virtual. Join the Zoom Meeting here: RCGB Zoom Link

You can also call in to the meeting at (669) 900-9128 and enter meeting ID: 692 491 9146.

We will record the presentation for others who aren’t able to attend at noon.

Photos from the students at Pine Ridge Elementary--our club donated 73 books to the school (a total of 247 books across four Bend elementary schools). They loved their books from the Gift of Literacy!

Volunteer Central Oregon, with the support of Connect Central Oregon and the OSU-Cascades Innovation Co-Lab, is hosting our region’s ninth annual Board Fair on Wednesday, April 14th, 4:00 - 6:00.

At this free, online event, forty Central Oregon nonprofit organizations will be offering opportunities for community members to serve on their boards of directors and leadership committees.

This will be an engaging and dynamic experience for everyone, where you can freely move from one organization’s online “table” to another's. These organizations serve children and youth, basic human needs, animal rescue, our environment, and community-building resources throughout Central Oregon.

As a board member with any of these organizations, you will have a significant impact on our Central Oregon community.


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