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October 27, 2017

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100+ WOMEN WHO CARE AWARD $26,500 TO BEULAH’S PLACE IN REDMOND

BEND, OR — Amelia (not her real name) ran away from home when she was only 16. Couch surfing at friends’ houses, or living on the streets was safer than enduring the daily abuse at home. But just day to day survival without money, a place to eat, bathe, sleep, or do homework, had become too much.

Fortunately for teens such as Amelia, who have suffered severe abuse, been trafficked for sex, or become criminally preyed upon by a family or extended family members, there is a safe haven: Beulah’s Place.

Beulah's Place is a Redmond-based publicly funded non-profit providing temporary shelter services and essential needs to at-risk homeless teens in Central Oregon. These teens have no family members to care for them.

Beulah’s Place provides much-needed healing to teens who were living on the streets so they can transition into a positive, healthy life. Since its inception in 2009 Beulah’s Place has housed 30 teens throughout their 3-5 month stay at area safe houses into successful independent living situations. Beulah’s Place is 100% volunteer driven with no staff or employees and relies solely upon public donations and support. Beulah’s Place helps long after the teens ‘graduated’.

“The donation of $26,500 from 110+WWC is incredible,” says executive director Andi Buerger, herself a victim of severe childhood abuse. “The gift will allow teens who’ve had no control over their lives to make their own path and choices in a safe home with trusting mentors. We are ready to help, 24/7, any day of the year.”

Funds will pay for safe housing for two years so Beulah’s Place can rescue more young women. The remainder will go toward purchasing a used travel trailer for young men.

Several Beulah’s Place graduates are in college, with one on the COCC’s Dean’s List, and all have regular employment. For more information about how you can help call 541-526-0445 or visit www.beulahsplace.org.

100+Women Who Care of Central Oregon meet quarterly. The next meeting is Monday, December 4, 2017 at the Boys and Girls Club in downtown Bend. To learn more about this amazing organization that has raised more than $300,000 for local non-profits since 2014 in Central Oregon, please visit www.100wwcco.com