In the News

Crafting a Future in Albany

Posted by on Sep 6, 2018 | Comments Off on Crafting a Future in Albany

Crafting a Future in Albany

Ramping up Ophelia’s Place’s services in a community requires partnership. In this case, the Albany Historic Carousel and Museum provided space and carousel rides to girls who stopped by our event to create vision boards for the new school year. Take a look at the wonderful news coverage provided by the Albany Democrat-Herald. It’s great to have awesome partners in a...

Read More

Parent-Daughter Girl Con

Posted by on Aug 6, 2018 | Comments Off on Parent-Daughter Girl Con

Parent-Daughter Girl Con

The first ever Parent-Daughter Girl Con was a wonderful success. More than 130 girls and parents explored the world of comics, art, tech, and science. Some cosplayed their favorite comic book characters and heroes. The Eugene Weekly was great enough to run some pre-event coverage to help drum up attendance.

Read More

Junction City Location Open House Success

Posted by on Feb 25, 2018 | Comments Off on Junction City Location Open House Success

Junction City Location Open House Success

It began when the Junction City Soroptimists reached out to Ophelia’s Place and asked us to bring our services to their community. After two years of raising donations and earning grants, the new location became a reality. On Feb. 24, 2018, the Junction City Open House drew in more than 100 girls, families, community members, community leaders, Soroptimists and staff to celebrate the new location. People were asked to create a leaf for our paper tree to leave as a symbol of their support for the healthy growth of girl. Together, they create a wall of “what advice would you give your 13-year-old self.” The Tri-County Chamber of Commerce welcomed us with a ribbon cutting to top it off. Junction City girls now have a safe space to call their own at new Ophelia’s Place location – Register-Guard Ophelia’s Place brings their services to Junction City – KEZI Ophelia’s Place Opens 2nd Location in Junction City – KLCC...

Read More

Ophelia’s Place moves forward with Albany effort

Posted by on Jan 27, 2018 | Comments Off on Ophelia’s Place moves forward with Albany effort

Ophelia’s Place moves forward with Albany effort

In Albany, Ophelia does not yet have her place. But supporters of the girl empowerment program are determined to create one in Albany, concentrating on individual groups in the meantime. The Albany Democrat-Herald is staying on top of the progress we’re making to open our Albany location. Read their story.

Read More

Expanding Ophelia’s Place into Albany Gains Media Attention

Posted by on Aug 16, 2017 | Comments Off on Expanding Ophelia’s Place into Albany Gains Media Attention

Expanding Ophelia’s Place into Albany Gains Media Attention

As Ophelia’s Place plans to expand into Albany in Fall 2017, the Albany Democrat Herald and reporter Jennifer Moody did a phenomenal job of describing our programming and capturing our primary message — to help ALL girls make healthy choices for their lives. “Instead of targeting the usual at-risk scene — girls who might struggle in school, drop out, become pregnant, turn to substance abuse or suffer abusive relationships — it aims to build girls up through education and empowerment so they never fall into those categories at all.” Saving Ophelia – Albany Democrat Herald, Aug. 6,...

Read More

The Feel Good Closet: A Confidence-Boosting Clothing Giveaway for Girls

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 | Comments Off on The Feel Good Closet: A Confidence-Boosting Clothing Giveaway for Girls

  The Feel Good Closet celebrated its 10th birthday in 2017! Ophelia’s Place has continued the legacy of Sara Asher, former OP girl and brainchild behind the Feel Good Closet, a body-positive clothing giveaway for girls 10-18. See the news coverage about the June 2017 event below! Ophelia’s Place hosting summer clothing giveaway for girls (The Register Guard) (1/2) Ophelia’s Place clothing giveaway offers girls a chance to select first-rate, second-hand fashion (The Register Guard) (2/2)  ...

Read More