Columbia Gorge



If you are interested in prevention of injuries to children and youth and live or work in Gilliam, Hood River, Sherman, or Wasco Counties in Oregon or Klickitat County in Washington, you are welcome to join Safe Kids Columbia Gorge. Please email for information.

2015 Activities Report



Elizabeth Stillwell

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Award of Merit, Army Corps of Engineers

Safe Kids Columbia Gorge was recognized nationally for their support of of the Corps of Enigneers Water Safety Efforts.  Award of Merit


Key Partners

  • Next Door, Inc.
  • Health Departments
  • Oregon State Police
  • Head Start & Migrant Head Start
  • Hood River County Prevention Department
  • US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Sherman Co EMS & MDT
  • Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue
  • Hood River Fire & EMS
  • Schools
  • Law Enforcement
  • Department of Human Services
  • Oregon & Washington Parks
  • NW Natural Gas
  • Mid Columbia Medical Center
  • Mid-Columbia Health Foundation
  • Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital
  • Skyline Hospital

Prevention Priorities

  • Motor Vehicle Occupant Safety
    • To request an appointment to have a car seat checked by at certified Child Passenger Safety Technician, send an email to
    • To register for a car seat at a reduced cost, or attend a car seat class to learn about car seat safety.
      • In Hood River, contact Hood River WIC at 541-387-7133
      • In Wasco County, contact Wasco WIC at 541-506-2600, MayraIn The Dalles – contact
      • Michael Holloran at 541-980-1019


  • Bicycle & Wheeled Sports Safety
    • Helmets are available for children at:
      • SCEMS in Sherman County contact Shawn Payne 541-565-3100
      • Mid Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles contact Jayme Alsup 541-296-1111
      • Providence Hood River Hospital Emergency Department contact Emergency Department Desk 541-387-6184
      • Skyline Hospital in Klickitat County contact 509-493-1101


  • Water Safety
    • Life jacket loaner board locations are provided by Safe Kids Columbia Gorge and the US Army Corps of Engineers.  Families are encouraged to Be Smart…Always wear a life jacket in, on or around water!
    • US Army Corp of Engineers Water Safety Information  For location of Life Jacket Loaner Stations, scroll down to Life Jacket Information and click on the Columbia River Loaner Stations.


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