The Building Community Resilience Collaborative

The Oregon Alliance is proud to be an Oregon Site Steering Committee member of the Building Community Resilience Collaborative.

​The Building Community Resilience (BCR) Collaborative  seeks to improve the health of children, families, and communities by fostering engagement between grassroots community services and public and private systems to develop a protective buffer against Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) occurring in Adverse Community Environments (ACEs) – the “Pair of ACEs."

Connecting community organizations (through a church health ministry or trusted food pantry, for example) with larger systems (including those in health care, education, business, law enforcement) can begin to build a durable network to improve community wellbeing. The BCR sites are in the Greater Cincinnati Region of Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky, Dallas County, TX, the State of Oregon, Washington, DC-Maryland-Virginia, the State of Washington and Kansas City (MO and KS) and St. Louis, MO. 

ACEs in Oregon

The Oregon Alliance was one of the first organizations to bring the ACEs conversation to Oregon. In 2014, Alliance members researched the ACE scores of children in its provider service programs. Nearly 800 surveys, for children and youth 3‐25 years of age, were submitted by community shelters, services, and treatment programs. Download the study summaries here.