CORNERSTONES OF OUR COMMUNITY
The Blum Team takes great pride in the Community where we live and work. We actively support a number of local organizations with a goal to raise support and awareness about their missions and the positive contributions that each one makes. Here’s a look at how we are giving back to a Community that has given so much to all of us.
There are more than 500 children in Marion County who are victims of abuse or neglect. These children need advocates-CASA volunteers devoted to following them through the legal and child welfare systems, and ensuring their needs are a top priority. Through their volunteers, CASA of Marion County advocates for abused and neglected children who need safe and permanent homes. To achieve their mission they recruit volunteers from our community, train them with the skills and knowledge necessary to advocate for an abused child, and professionally support them so they are able to do this difficult work successfully.
Founded in Salem in 1938, Catholic Community Services is a non-profit, faith-based organization offering 17 programs across 9 Oregon counties and serving more than 2,000 people each year. They operate with fidelity to the Principles of Catholic Social Teaching, which calls them to work for the common good and to serve their neighbors who are the poorest and most vulnerable. Their vision is that Children, families, and adults have the knowledge, ability and desire to take control of their own lives and live responsibly with others in a just society.
Family Building Blocks is a certified Relief Nursery serving Marion and Polk counties. Their mission is to “keep children safe and families together.” They are a child abuse and neglect prevention agency whose programs are designed to nurture children, support parents and strengthen families. Family Building Blocks partners with families with young children, age prenatal – five, who are facing challenging life circumstances. Their core programs include therapeutic classrooms, home visiting and parenting education. Annually over 99% of the children enrolled in their prevention programs are able to avoid foster care, and remain living safely with their families.
Liberty House is a child abuse assessment center serving Marion and Polk Counties. Liberty House offers a safe, comfortable, child-friendly environment for children and their families who are facing concerns of abuse or neglect. Their experienced staff members know how to help children and teens, and can provide support so children and their family members can get the help their need with fewer appointments and more coordination.
The mission at SLF is to engage people-of-faith and people-of-goodwill to transform the community for good – neighborhood by neighborhood. SLF works to find those individuals who understand that real change only happens when we address both the social and spiritual issues facing our city.