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Ophelia's Place

The hard working staff at Oregon Wild are dedicated to defending Oregon’s wild lands, wildlife, and waters. But there is more to us than our efforts to protect old growth forests, recover gray wolves, or reform Oregon’s lax clearcutting laws. We are also part of our broader communities. At a time when reaching out to our neighbors and working together across causes is more important than ever, we wanted to take the opportunity to spotlight some of the work done by other organizations. Our staff has selected causes that are important to them, and explained why they think these efforts are worthy of your support.

Ophelia’s Place describes itself as “a community for girls.” What does that mean? It means they are pros at providing a safe, empowering place where any kid who identifies as "her" can be herself, and find respect! Providing services for girl identified youth between ages 10-18, staff and volunteers offer services that foster their mission of maintaining health through personal development and empowerment.With workshops that vary from comedy, baking, and hula hooping to health and wellness resources and much more, any young girl can find a way to be involved with something she loves.

Ophelia’s Place also provides an after school drop in space, and a girl-directed leadership group called The Women’s Advisory Council for Youth. Many services are free of cost and other services are based on a sliding scale. Your donation will ensure that Ophelia’s Place reaches the girls of our community regardless of income, helping build friendships and talents that will aid them on their journey to becoming successful young women. Donations may be made by phone at (541) 284-4333, mailed to 1577 Pearl Street, Suite 100, Eugene OR 97401, or made online at www.opheliasplace.net