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About the Center
The Amani Center is a non-profit organization established in October of 2000 for the purposes of developing and operating a community-based center where alleged child victims of abuse, neglect, or witness to violence (including: sexual abuse or assault, physical abuse, emotional abuse, medical abuse or neglect, neglect, witness to domestic violence or violent crime, drug endangerment, or threat of harm) receive forensic/medical evaluations and support services in a child‑friendly, developmentally appropriate, trauma informed setting.
About the Community
Columbia County is a rural community with a population of approximately 53,588 individuals. These individuals are spread out among eight different communities. People under 18 years old represent approximately 20.4% of the population. Each year, there are more than 1000 reports of child abuse concerns to the local Child Welfare Office.
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Support and Funding
The Center sustains program services through financial support by medical insurance reimbursements, grants, fundraising projects, Child Abuse Multi-disciplinary Intervention funds, private donations, Crime Victims Compensation reimbursements, volunteers, community support and in-kind donations. (No family is denied services based on inability to pay).
Other Centers Similar to Amani Center
There are many other programs similar to the Amani Center in Columbia County. In fact, there are currently 20 child abuse intervention centers in the State of Oregon. Oregon is but one of many states to utilize centers in helping children suspected to be victims of abuse and/or domestic violence. As each county in our state is required to have a Multi-disciplinary Team to review child abuse cases, each county is also required to have services in place that ensure that every child reasonably suspected to be abused has access to therapeutic medical assessments (ORS 418.780 – 418.796 Statutes).