After nine years of unparalleled leadership, Jenny Gilmore-Robinson is stepping down as Executive Director for ABC House. During her tenure, she led the children’s advocacy center through a significant period of growth, including spearheading a capital campaign and the renovation of an 11,000 square foot facility in downtown Albany. This growth helped the organization meet a long-planned goal to increase the number of children they can serve by doubling their capacity.
ABC House Board President Stephenie Martinenko-Ray commented, “Jenny has built an amazing organization that helps so many children and families due to the most horrific of circumstances. Jenny brings light to this community. As a leader, she is constantly researching, learning, and educating our community. She is fierce in the face of adversity, driving action around challenging obstacles. I have been in awe of the way she ‘shows up’ every day for her staff, for the Board, and for our community. She is kind, warm and empathetic, always listening and responding with a gentle voice and huge heart. Jenny is a hero to our community. I am forever grateful for her time at ABC House.”
Jenny will be joining CARES NW in Portland, the children’s advocacy center serving Multnomah and Washington counties, as Executive Director beginning in May. While ABC House staff, Board members, supporters, and the greater ABC House community are incredibly sad to see her leave, they are excited to see what she will do for the partner agency in Portland, and grateful she will remain a part of the larger CAC constellation.
“Working at ABC House has been the honor of my life so far and leaving feels exceptionally bittersweet. I can’t imagine working with a more talented and dedicated group of people than our staff, Board and multidisciplinary team partners,” Jenny commented. “I am grateful for every moment I have been part of this community.” In addition to the opportunity to grow her leadership at a larger organization, the move will allow Jenny and her husband to raise their daughter closer to family.
Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 1st because Celebrate Hope 2021 presented by Town & Country Realty is going virtual! We can’t do this without you! This is your chance to enjoy an inspiring evening where all proceeds help local children in crisis.
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ABC House is fortunate to enjoy the generosity of so many people and organizations in the community! These community-hosted fundraisers include everything from bake sales, car washes, and exercise challenges, to golf tournaments, car shows, luncheons, and more. See what we have planned over the next couple of months!!
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We are excited to provide presentations for children grades K-5 using the Child Safety Matters® program, created by the Monique Burr Foundation. This comprehensive, evidence-based curriculum educates and empowers children and the adults in their lives to prevent, recognize, and respond appropriately to bullying, cyberbullying, all types of abuse, and digital abuse dangers. It is presented in two lessons ranging from 35-55 minutes (or in four shorter lessons) in a classroom or virtual setting. Lessons include PowerPoint lecture, group discussion, videos, and fun games and activities. Throughout these lessons, children will learn five easy-to-remember Safety Rules that they can use to help the adults in their lives keep them safe. *This program is available in English or Spanish.
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We are so excited to share our new logo with you! ABC House is proud to be the Children’s Advocacy Center serving Benton and Linn Counties.
“This program touches us. We want to learn about children’s behaviors and help prevent child abuse in our own communities.” – Brice Rust
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“We encourage everyone to reach out to friends or family members with children and offer support in safe ways, whether it’s a video chat or arranging for a grocery run. Parents, keep an eye on your child’s internet and social media use,” – Jenny Gilmore-Robinson, ABC House Executive Director
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As responsible adults, it is up to us to help protect and support the children around us. We can be the safety net.
Everyone can play a role in keeping kids safer during these uncertain times. View our list of recommended resources here.