The SAFE Project has received a $5,000 grant from the Coquille Tribal Community Fund to support the Alternatives to Violence program in 2018-2019.

Alternatives to Violence is a state of Oregon approved domestic violence treatment program for both men and women. Our programs are approved by Coos County for court sentencing deferment and used by Coos Parole and Probation for post-prison supervision. We also accept referrals from other community partner agencies.

Alternatives to Violence offers six groups per week for men and two groups per week for women. We are also the only program in Coos County that is “pre-approved” by the state courts.

Founded in 2001 by the Coquille Indian Tribe, the Tribal Community Fund has distributed more than $6.1 million to support projects in the areas of education, health, public safety, arts and culture, problem gaming treatment and historic preservation, in a five-county region of Southwestern Oregon. This year the fund awarded 57 grants totaling $291,163.90.

About the Coquille Tribal Community Fund: The fund reflects the commitment of the Coquille Indian Tribe to take a proactive, positive role in the community’s well being. Supported by a percentage of revenue from The Mill Casino, the fund is managed and distributed by a board of community leaders and tribal representatives.

Chuck Stepping

Coos Bay