Please Donate to Help Raise the Red Lodge in Clackamas County!
The Red Lodge Transition Center for Women is scheduled to open in 2017. It will provide culturally-focused, gender-responsive programming, substance abuse aftercare, and case management (housing, employment, mentoring, money management), for Native and non-Native women upon return from treatment centers, jails and prison for women returning to Clackamas County. Our holistic model promotes wholesome values, and responsible earth practices.
Women completing treatment programs, or releasing from jails and prisons are frequently faced with the challenge of securing employment, establishing new relationships, re-uniting with children and finding affordable, safe, clean and sober housing… and many have no safety plan. Without physical custody of children, women rarely qualify for homeless shelters, subsidized housing or domestic violence programs; these women are truly vulnerable.The Red Lodge Transition Center for Women is located about a mile outside Oregon City, OR. It will serve 8 to 10 women in recovery as they return to community from treatment programs, jails and prisons. We are truly blessed and humbled to finally locate a home for our women's program. The house, built in 1975, sits on 2.69 acres with almost 2 acres in mature timber. Wetlands in the winter months create a scenic view from the front of the house. An abundance of blue heron, deer, rabbits, coyotes and other wildlife create a 360 degree visual of country living. We teach organic gardening, non-toxic cleaning alternatives, recycling and reusing practices to all women entering the Red Lodge. Our 12 week curriculum consists of the following:
- Self Awareness and Self Esteem
- Identity and Values
- Survival Skills
- Financial Management
- Becoming Trauma Informed
- Reducing Anxiety through Breathing and Self Actualization
- Healthy Relationships (Domestic Violence)
- Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
- How to Set Boundaries
- Goal Setting and Journaling
- Women's Wellness
- Cooking With Chef Laura (healthy eating and cooking)
When we strengthen our women, we strengthen our communities!
Help Sponsor a Woman!
Sponsorships are available to provide support and housing for women returning from treatment, jail and prison. Please consider sponsoring a woman for one week at $266, one month at $1,100, or for a full 3-month program at $3,000.
Help Purchase a New Heat Pump!
Incorporating sustainable energy into the re-design of the 41 year old building will significantly lower our carbon footprint and slash our overhead costs! Installation of a geothermal heat pump system will cost about $28,000 (with a volunteer doing the excavation). The heat pump unit has a lifespan of about 30 years. Red Lodge would save enough money annually to support one more woman at the Red Lodge Transition Center for Women!
Businesses to Help
Raise the Red Lodge
Businesses can help Raise the Red Lodge! We welcome your donation of building materials specific to the project, a cash donation, or your expertise with putting it all together!