OCDC partners with other resources to help meet the needs of families, ensuring safe and happy families.
Check out the resource programs listed below and the additional links to other resources available through a variety of organizations and partners.
Xochitl’s Story: Parent at OCDC
Safe Sleep Resources Program
OCDC and Cribs for Kids® have partnered in Oregon to help prevent infant sleep-related deaths. Because all infants deserve a safe sleep environment, the program provides Graco® Pack ‘n Play® portable cribs and accompanying sheets to families who would otherwise go without. OCDC also provides sleep sacks to be used instead of blankets during infant sleep time. Using sleep sacks instead of blankets prevents infant sleep-related deaths.
Due to funding limitations, we can no longer provide free cribs to families, but we can provide cribs with sheet sets for the very reduced price of $75. If you are an OCDC family and cannot afford this price, please talk to a Family Advocate at your local center to see if there’s a way we can help you get a crib for your baby.
Safe Kids Oregon
Launched in 1995, Safe Kids Oregon focuses on one specific problem: More children ages 19 and under die from unintentional injuries (motor vehicle crashes, fires, drowning, and other causes) than from any other cause.
What We Do
Safe Kids Oregon promotes positive changes in attitudes, behaviors, and the environment. Our statewide network provides injury prevention information, safety devices, activities, and events to empower local communities to prevent childhood injury. We bring together health and safety experts, corporations, foundations, governments, parents, and community volunteers to educate and protect children and their families. It takes a multi-faceted campaign (grassroots outreach, education, media, and public policy efforts) to reach thousands of children and their families with life-saving interventions.
Safe Kids Injury Risk Areas
- Motor vehicle occupant safety
- Drowning prevention and water safety
- Fire and burns prevention
- Bicycle/wheeled sports safety and helmet protection
- Falls prevention
- Poison prevention
- Suffocation prevention
- ATV injury prevention
Downing Prevention Resources
- National Drowning Prevention Alliance
- Water Safety Resource Center: American Red Cross
- Water Safety at Home: Safe Kids Worldwide
- Prevention of Drowning: American Academy of Pediatrics
- Water Safety USA
OREGON STATE RESOURCES
Statewide Child Safety Resources
National Child Safety Resources
SAFE KIDS OREGON
State Coordinator: Karen Ayers
firstname.lastname@example.org, (503) 913-0157
OREGON’S SAFE KIDS COALITIONS
Oregon currently has four local coalitions. Contact the coalition nearest you to learn how they can help support injury prevention in your area. If you are interested in establishing a local coalition, please contact the State Coordinator to learn more.
Safe Kids Portland Metro
Coalition Coordinator: Lucie Drum
email@example.com, (503) 736-3479
Safe Kids Columbia Gorge
Coalition Coordinator: Michael Holloran
firstname.lastname@example.org, (541) 980-1019
Safe Kids Washington County
Coalition Coordinator: Kassie Keller
Safe Kids West Oregon
Coalition Coordinator: Jim Cole