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See Claudia's story below.

Claudia and her 5 year old son, Ryan, were living with Chris, Ryan’s father. Chris would frequently yell and act aggressively. Claudia was concerned about the effect this was having on Ryan — he was so afraid of loud noises that he would cling to her legs when Chris was screaming at her. Then, after disappearing for over a week, Chris returned to the apartment with a pickup truck saying that he met someone new, was leaving Claudia, and wanted his belongings. Claudia let him in, but she was afraid that he would hurt her or take Ryan when he left. The next day Chris returned again and this time began to take items that didn’t belong to him. Claudia locked him out and called the police, fearing for her safety. Claudia also called legal aid. Legal aid helped Claudia file a restraining order. Once the restraining order was granted, Claudia stopped hearing from Chris. She and Ryan feel safe.

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  • Giving Tuesday is coming up on December 2, 2014. Be our fundraising partner! Sign up to join our Giving Tuesday campaign to encourage donations. Or take an #UNselfie and tweet it with @cejoregon mentioned and using the #GivingTuesday and #UNselfie hashtags. Read more here.

  • About 100 people attended the Portland Legal Aid Open House on October 28 and heard Multnomah County Presiding Judge Nan Waller speak about the importance of legal aid in our communities. See pictures here.

  • About 200 people attended CEJ's Lane County Luncheon, raising more than $20,000 for legal aid! See photos from the event here.

  • CEJ's Marion-Polk Luncheon was a success, with about 300 people attending and approximately $37,000 raised! See photos from the event here.
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