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. In1993, 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 to the investigation and treatment of child abuse. In Linn County, the 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. In May 1997, ABC House opened a temporary site at the Lebanon Community Hospital and began providing a continuum of services to children from both Linn and Benton County.
In May 1999, ABC House opened it permanent facility located in Albany, Oregon Since 1997, ABC House has provided a continuum of comprehensive services to over 5000 children ages 0-18 years old from Linn and Benton Counties.
ABC House is the only agency in Linn or Benton Counties providing services to children suspected of having been abused.
ABC House is an accredited member of the National Children's Alliance and a member of the Oregon Network of Child Abuse Intervention Centers.
PO Box 68 • Albany, OR 97321 • (541) 926-2203
Providing a safe, respectful and healing environment for children who are victims of abuse.