In 1991, the Oregon State Legislature passed House Bill 2882 which mandated the
creation of 35 Multi-Disciplinary Teams (MDT) to assess child abuse investigation
procedures in each county in the state. Two years later, the legislature funded this
mandate by creating the Child Abuse Multi-disciplinary Intervention (CAMI) account
through which each MDT would be eligible to receive a percentage of the fines collected
for traffic and criminal offenses in its county. This money was stipulated to be used for
multi-disciplinary approaches in the investigation and treatment of child abuse and
neglect.

Linn County MDT designated the development of a child assessment center as its first
priority. In 1995, the Linn County Child Victim Assessment Center, dba: ABC House,
applied for and was granted non-profit status in the State of Oregon. By May of 1997,
ABC House opened a temporary site at the Lebanon Community Hospital and began
providing a continuum of services to abused and neglected children from both Benton
and Linn counties.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Two years later, ABC House officially opened the Child Abuse Intervention Center
located in Albany, Oregon.

For the last 17 years, ABC House has provided a continuum of comprehensive services
to over 7,000 children and their families. To date, we are the only agency in our
designated area to provide forensic evaluations and post-trauma counseling services to
children ages 0 - 18 suspected of having been abused or neglected.

ABC House is an accredited member of the National Children's Alliance and a member
of the Oregon Network of Child Abuse Intervention Centers.
Our History

PO Box 68   •   Albany, OR 97321   •   (541) 926-2203
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Providing a safe, respectful and healing environment for children who are victims of abuse.