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MARC – Mobilizing Action for Resilient Communities

Expanding trauma-informed practices and adoption of the Sanctuary model in the Gorge region. The primary initiatives of the MARC project include maintenance and expansion of collaborative partnerships, engaging Health Care and Justice Systems, initiating trauma screening tools, and data collection methods. 

Mobilizing Action for Resilient Communities (MARC) is a two year grant project sponsored by the Health Federation of Philadelphia and funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the California Endowment. The Columbia Gorge Health Council and the Core Management Team for Creating Sanctuary in the Columbia River Gorge partnered to develop the successful MARC Project proposal to expand the Movement to Create Sanctuary in the Columbia River Gorge.

This effort began in 2011 when the Core Management Team established a collaborative effort to Rescript the Future of the Community through the science of trauma and resilience. Since that time nearly 1000 people within this small region have been trained in the concepts of trauma informed care, specific trauma responsive programming, and/or the Sanctuary Model. In 2014, the Consortium to Create Sanctuary in the Columbia River Gorge was conceived and in 2015, a formal partnership between the Consortium and CGHC was forged for the implementation of the MARC Project.

The MARC Project will continue the expansion of these efforts to transform communities and service systems by engaging the Health Care and Justice Systems and initiating Trauma Screening processes, tools, and data collection methods.

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