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Making a Safer Place for Children

aka CAFA   |   Eugene, OR   |  cafaweb.com

Mission

Founded in 1994, CAFA’s mission is to make the world a safer place for children by equipping the adults in their lives with knowledge and skills to better partner, parent, and live. CAFA carries out its mission through a variety of programs and services including the Safe Families for Children program; Kids Connecting Supervised Visitation program; batterer intervention groups for men and women; court mandated Parenting After Crisis program; play therapy; therapeutic art groups; neurofeedback; and couples, family and individual counseling. CAFA also offers parenting classes out in the community. CAFA identifies as Christian, yet staff and volunteers do not proselytize or require any beliefs to do their work, nor is faith required to be a client.

Ruling year info

1997

Director

Carolyn Rexius LCSW

Main address

921 Country Club Rd Ste 222

Eugene, OR 97401 USA

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EIN

91-1787129

NTEE code info

Family Counseling, Marriage Counseling (P46)

Community Mental Health Center (F32)

Family Counseling, Marriage Counseling (P46)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Outgrowing Power, Anger and Control (OPAC) Batterers Intervention for Men and women

OPAC is the only Batterer Intervention program in Lane County available to people who have perpetrated domestic violence and meets court mandated requirements. Professionally led groups offer a supportive framework to allow people who have inflicted violence on a partner and/or child to work through and heal from their own trauma and learn to more appropriately interact with others close to them. OPAC is a 48-week program with curriculum based on the newest research and evidence-based practices.

Population(s) Served
Offenders
Adults
Parents
Economically disadvantaged people

SFFC is a nationally recognized network with chapters in forty states in the U.S. and six other countries; CAFA administers Lane County’s chapter. The program utilizes certified and specially trained volunteers to provide host family respite care for children whose families are experiencing a temporary emergency and a network of support to help family resolve crisis and remain intact. SFFC utilizes the five key protective factors in the prevention of child abuse and neglect to reach families before their situations comes to the point that Child Protective Services must get involved.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Parents
Families
Economically disadvantaged people
Victims of disaster

Kids Connecting provides non-custodial parents opportunities to connect with their children while CAFA seeks to ensure the safety of all those involved. Unlike other supervised visitation programs, CAFA requires noncustodial parents to attend parenting classes that teach parenting skills and play therapy prior to the beginning of visitations. These skills ensure that the parent is better equipped to maintain strong, lasting relationships with their children, significantly decreasing the likelihood that the parent will cause future trauma.

Population(s) Served

PAC is a 15-week trauma-informed parenting class where parents learn to be therapeutic agents with their own children through a format of didactic instruction, demonstration, play sessions, skills training, and practice play sessions. Parents may be mandated by DHS to complete this course to regain or maintain custody of their children or parents may elect to sign up for their own.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Victims of crime and abuse
Offenders
Economically disadvantaged people
Children and youth
Victims of crime and abuse
Offenders
Economically disadvantaged people

TIPS is a brain-research-based parenting class provided for clients of CAFA and the general public. Classes are offered in many locations throughout Lane County, including an online streamed version accessible remotely. The 10-week course teaches skills for building life-long relationships. The tools learned can be applied to interactions with children, partners, coworkers, or anyone the participant may have contact with. Core concepts include emotional intelligence, collaborative problem solving (CPS), the brain, trauma, empathy, and connecting through play.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Creative Connections compliments CAFA’s therapeutic services and builds social skills, emotional intelligence, empathy, and conflict management through the medium of arts and creativity. Parents, children, seniors, mothers, and parent/child dyad groups participate in therapeutic art activities designed to enhance awareness of self and others leading to successful relationships and more joyful living. This program is especially helpful for clients struggling with anxiety, depression and loneliness.

Population(s) Served
Seniors

Individual, Couples, and Family Counseling Services are available to anyone in the community but is especially focused on providing access to therapeutic services for people who have trouble accessing care elsewhere, including OHP-insured, legally involved, and court-mandated clients.

Population(s) Served

Neurofeedback is a state-of-the-art, therapeutic training tool for the brain using EEG biofeedback. A certified Neurofeedback professional provides the necessary instruction and interpretation to encourage the brain to function in the desired frequency patterns. When this happens, symptoms may be greatly decreased or eliminated. Conditions most often treated are migraines, PTSD, anxiety, focus, sleep disorders, substance abuse, bedwetting, nightmares, attention deficits and other disruptive behaviors.

Population(s) Served
Parents
Parents
Parents
Parents
Victims of crime and abuse
Economically disadvantaged people
Children and youth
Parents
Victims of crime and abuse
Economically disadvantaged people
Children and youth
Offenders
Parents
Victims of crime and abuse
Economically disadvantaged people
Children and youth
Offenders

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Number of clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people, Offenders, Victims of crime and abuse

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Financials

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Board of directors
as of 3/8/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Terry Hoagland

HCIS


Board co-chair

Rusty Rexius

Rexius Forest By-Products Inc.

Rich Truett

Bi-Mart

Ann Marie Pentacost

AM Pentacost Real Estate

Paul Rudinsky

Licensed Professional Counselor

Dan Hill

Arbor South Architecture PC

Betty Lou Duncan

Duncan Real Estate Group, Inc.

Gene James

Northwest Christian University

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/24/2021,

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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