By Ian Rollins
Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital has partnered with the Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence (CARDV) to make it easier for survivors of abuse in east Linn County to access CARDV’s services.
CARDV now has an office at the hospital where an advocate will meet with abuse survivors from east Linn County. The hospital is hosting CARDV free of charge.
“As a hospital, we see first-hand the effects of abuse and violence on our patients,” said Marty Cahill, hospital CEO. “CARDV is a critical service for survivors of abuse in their time of need, and we’re excited to partner with them on an east Linn County location to meet their clients closer to home.”
Letetia Wilson, CARDV executive director, said more than half the organization’s clients are from east Linn County.
“I am thankful for the support from Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital,” she said. “Our new office space will give survivors another option to connect with a CARDV advocate and begin to live their lives free from violence.”