Ophelia’s Place WACY with members of PERIOD Eugene, a local chapter of the national organization PERIOD that advocates having access to menstrual hygiene and period products such as pads and tampons is a human right.

WACY (Women’s Advisory Council for Youth) is a girl-driven group at Ophelia’s Place. Girls ages 12-18 interested in making a difference in our community are invited to develop their leadership potential, meet other like-minded girls, and show their creativity. WACY has developed, presented, and led several community service activities, including:

  • Feminine hygiene product drives
  • A performance called The Training Bra Monologues benefiting local organizations
  • Videos supporting Ophelia’s Place programming and fundraisers
  • And much more

WACY is great volunteer experience and a lot of fun. Facilitated by OP staff. No registration is required, but girls new to Ophelia’s Place need to schedule an orientation within 2 weeks of attending. For more information or to schedule an orientation, please call (541) 284-4333 or email info@opheliasplace.net.

2020 Inspiring Women Project

Inspiring Women 2020 is a WACY project created to celebrate some of the smart, caring, creative, and accomplished women of our community. These women inspire us in the ways they show up for the people around them and make our communities stronger. Because of women like this, girls know they can follow their dreams and live lives of meaning and purpose. We at WACY hope this project will inspire everyone to appreciate the women in their lives who make a difference!

Meet Christine Buckson

A former marine, an aunt, and someone with great taste in baked goods.

Meet Maya Reddy

A member of the USA Archery Team and a teen to watch for.

Meet Martina Shabram

Martina Shabram works at Sexual Assault Support Services, is a member of the 4J School District Board, and has had experience in both nonprofit and education fields. Check out her interview.

Meet Sarah Medary

Sarah Medary is the City Manager for the City of Eugene.