Our mission is to lead a community-wide collaboration to prevent child abuse and neglect through awareness, advocacy and education.



Members of the Stop The Hurt Coalition:

CASA for Children of Klamath County
Citizens for Safe Schools
Crisis Center & Marta's House
David Dendy-First Presbyterian Church
Dept. of Human Services-  Child Welfare
Early Childhood Intervention
The Hope Community Center
Integral Youth Services
Klamath Child Abuse    Prevention
Klamath City Schools
Klamath County  Commissioners
Klamath County Commission on Children & Families
Klamath County Safe Schools Healthy Students Grant
Klamath County Schools
Klamath County Sheriff's Department
Klamath Falls City Police
Klamath-Lake CARES
Klamath Youth Development Center
Lutheran Community Services
Rip City Riders Oregon
St. Pius X Catholic Church
Sky Lakes Medical Center


Organizations that came together in April 2010 to organize the Stop The Hurt Campaign:

Klamath-Lake Child Abuse Response and Evaluation Services
2220 Eldorado Avenue, Klamath Falls, Oregon 97601
541-883-6289 Phone
541-884-5172 Fax
Ken Morton, Executive Director, info@klamathlakecares.org

CARES is dedicated to providing safe, comprehensive, objective medical assessments, and to raising awareness about child abuse through coordinated, collaborative educational programs. Affiliated with Sky Lakes Medical Center and Foundation, CARES works to prevent the repeated abuse of children in Klamath and Lake Counties through forensic examinations and interviews that can be used as evidence in court. CARES also offers community education and prevention programs that increase awareness of this serious issue. For more information, to request a speaker or tour of our child-friendly facility, contact CARES.

Klamath County Commission on Children & Families
305 Main St, Klamath Falls, OR 97601
403 Pine St-3rd Floor, Klamath Falls, OR 97601
541-883-5117 Phone
541-885-3336 Fax
Kim Estes, Executive Director; Lori Fernlund, Administrative Assistant, lfernlund@co.klamath.or.us

KCCF advises the County on children and family issues. It is not a child abuse reporting agency.Their work includes:

  • Convenes and facilitates local comprehensive planning process for children and families
  • Provides leadership and expertise on children & family issues
  • Builds community awareness
  • Brings services together &
  • Identifies needed service improvements in the community.

CASA for Children of Klamath County
403 Pine Street, 3rd Floor, Klamath Falls, OR 97601
541-885-6017 Phone
Sandy Berger, Executive Director, sberger@klamathfallscasa.org<

CASA is a non-profit, evidence-based program that trains volunteers who advocate for foster children. We are a national program that ensures every foster child has a voice in court. Every child deserves a safe and permanent home. CASA provides judges with extensive research and recommendations in a child's best interest to ensure judges have all of the information necessary to make the best decisions for these children. A child with a CASA spends less time in foster care, receives more services, and has more success in school. To find out how you can make a difference in a foster child's life, contact CASA today.

Citizens for Safe Schools
PO Box 243 Klamath Falls, OR. 97601
541-882-3198 Phone
Debbie Vought, Executive Director; Kelley Minty Morris, Outreach, info@citizensforsafeschools.org

Founded in 1999 by Klamath County District Attorney Ed Caleb and high school English teacher Debbie Vought, this committee of concerned citizens and their partners in law enforcement rallied around the ideas of reducing school violence, drug and dropout rates through positive youth development. CFSS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization governed by an active board of directors and supported by an advisory committee of parents, teachers and other citizens.

PO Box 681 Merrill, OR 97633-0681
403 Pine St-3rd Floor, Klamath Falls, OR 97601
541.798.5498 Phone
Michael Kaibel, Prevention Coordinator, michaelkaibel@centurytel.net

Klamath CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION (CAP) is a volunteer organization made up of child and family advocates dedicated to ending child abuse and family violence through education and awareness campaigns. CAP proudly promotes the national award winning program "Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Project®" in the Klamath Basin.

KOBI-TV NBC5 Medford / KOTI-TV NBC2 Klamath Falls
125 South Fir Street Medford, OR 97501
Bob Wise, General Manager

Viewers in 11 counties in Oregon and California receive programming from NBC5 and NBC2. KOBI-TV was the first VHF television station in Oregon, the first TV station in Medford to offer local programming in color, the first station to operate in stereo, the first Medford station to employ electronic news gathering technology, and the first Medford station with statewide microwave news coverage. KOBI-KOTI's parent company is California Oregon Broadcasting Inc. (COBi), located in Medford. COBi is the longest, continuously independent broadcast group in the West and one of the three oldest in the country.


Thank you to our generous sponsors:


Alan & Carol Eberlein
Amanda McHugh
Barb Collier
Basin Mediactive

Beverly Leigh
Cecelia & Tim Amuchastegui
Charles LaBuwi, MD
Cindy Owens
Klamath Co. Commission on Children & Families
Denham Music
Doyle French
Elizabeth Riley
Faith Tabernacle Assembly of God
Father Rogatian Urassa
Floyd A. Boyd
Francis & Ann Rudd
Glenn & Ursula Gailis
Greg & Patricia Thede
Herald and News
Holliday Jewelry
Isler of Klamath Falls, LLC
James & Jean Pinniger
Jeanette M. Rutherford
Joan & John Staunton
Lisa Bode
Michele & Kevin Laughlin
Mike & Kate Chamberland
Monte & Robin Keady
Mike Wray
National Children's Alliance
Pacific Crest Federal Credit Union
Pacific Power Foundation
Penny Gatz
Periwinkle Boutique
Rip City Riders Oregon
Rita White
Sky Lakes Medical Center
South Valley Bank
St Pius X Catholic Church
Tamra Narramore
The Human Bean
Walmart Store #1772
Win-R Insulation
Wynne Broadcasting