Katie Riley, President of Washington County Kids, recently wrote to thank us for our donation. Here’s what she had to say:

“We are most grateful for the grant we have received from H.E.L.P. The Charity.  These monies will be used for coordinating trainings that we provide each year for providers of out-of-school-time (OST) care for early childhood, after school, and summer programs.  This year we are providing two trainings; one on “Trauma-informed Care” by Corissa Mazurkiewicz, Ph.D., from Pacific University and the other on “De-escalating Negative Behavior” by Megan Linn and Philip Henson, Ph.D., from the Hillsboro Police Department.  Both sessions will allow attendees to receive credit toward their child care credential.  These programs help participants improve the quality of their interactions with children in their care as well as advancing the education they can pass along to the children’s parents to improve their relationship skills.  We greatly appreciate your support for these goals.”