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Sabia shares about online drop-in groups

Posted by on Jun 4, 2020 | Comments Off on Sabia shares about online drop-in groups

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Girl empowerment re-imagined at Ophelia’s Place

Posted by on Jun 3, 2020 | Comments Off on Girl empowerment re-imagined at Ophelia’s Place

Girl empowerment re-imagined at Ophelia’s Place

Published by Register-Guard, June 3, 2020 Ophelia’s Place strives to go where the girls are. Before the pandemic, that meant the nonprofit for the empowerment of young women — run by girls for girls — always asked, “Where do you need us?” and made it a mission to be there. Now, Ophelia’s Place can be found at home, too, as drop-in hours, therapy and an assortment of programs move online. “We set up a pretty special environment for the girls, where they can feel safe — whether it’s virtually or in real life, that’s the core of of what we do,” said Verna Wise Matthews, the executive director...

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Ophelia’s Place Meets Girls Where They Are During Pandemic

Posted by on May 21, 2020 | Comments Off on Ophelia’s Place Meets Girls Where They Are During Pandemic

Ophelia’s Place Meets Girls Where They Are During Pandemic

KEZI – May 21, 2020 EUGENE, Ore. — In a COVID-19 world, the problems our youth face have not disappeared. Ophelia’s Place — a prevention-based nonprofit for girls aged 10 to 18 — has adapted the way it serves our youth during the pandemic. Sabia Annsa, almost 12 years old, has been going to Ophelia’s Place for two years. “I used to get made fun of for like how I wore my hair or the people I hung out with,” she said. “But at Ophelia’s Place there’s all these girls who have gone through the same thing and they...

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Sprinkles of Inspiration: Event at Albany bakery aims to empower girls

Posted by on Mar 13, 2020 | Comments Off on Sprinkles of Inspiration: Event at Albany bakery aims to empower girls

Sprinkles of Inspiration: Event at Albany bakery aims to empower girls

The Natural Sprinkles Co. bakery in Albany has a motto: “Sprinkle kindness everywhere.” It’s emblazoned on a sign above the entrance and all over their cupcakes behind glass at the counter.  On Friday, owner Jolene Wilson stayed true to that motto and spent about two hours guiding seven young girls through the process involved in decorating a dozen cupcakes and opening the business to sell them.  It was part of an outreach effort by Ophelia’s Place, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering girls ages 10-18 through education and positive choices… Read more...

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“Here for girls to be the best they can be”

Posted by on Oct 24, 2019 | Comments Off on “Here for girls to be the best they can be”

Ophelia’s Place Executive Director Verna Wise Matthews and Program Director Laura Sanchez chat with Tracy Berry of Community Forum on KKNU about OP’s programs its impacts on girls and community. (October, 2019) KKNU Community Forum with Tracy Berry

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Executive Director Presents to State Legislature Committees About Bullying Prevention in Schools

Posted by on Dec 14, 2018 | Comments Off on Executive Director Presents to State Legislature Committees About Bullying Prevention in Schools

Executive Director Presents to State Legislature Committees About Bullying Prevention in Schools

SALEM, Ore. – On Thursday, Dec. 13, Ophelia’s Place Executive Director Verna Wise Matthews presented to an Oregon State Senate sub-committee and to an Oregon House of Representatives sub-committee about how Ophelia’s Place’s programs help schools make strides against bullying in Lane and Linn Counties. The information is expected to help lawmakers consider a proposed bill during the next legislative session that will call for the establishment of a $6-million fund to help more teens learn how to be safe from bullying in school and in their communities. “It’s important to Ophelia’s Place –...

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