"You guys have a wonderful place here. It was a real blessing to keep the kids away from all the stuff that is happening today, and I had nowhere else to leave them."
"I like the convenience because it's hard to find a sitter when you have no idea of how long court business will take."
"...we drove down from the Seattle area, and would have to leave them for way too long if we had to leave them up there with a sitter."
CourtCare Campaign - May 1-19
Please Consider Making a 2017 Charitable Donation to CourtCare
Parents who have business at the court, but no childcare options, may bring their children, ages six weeks to ten years, to CourtCare and be assured their children will be safe and well-cared for while they attend to court matters. This unique, free childcare program in the downtown and East County courthouses has served over 14,750 children since it opened in December 2001. Your donation will help CourtCare continue to make a positive difference:
- in the lives of the children who are welcomed into a cheerful place where they are sheltered from adult issues in court;
- in the lives of these children's parents, who know that their children have a safe place to stay, free-of-charge, while the parents conduct court business;
- and in the administration of justice, because courts operate more efficiently without the interruptions created by having children in the courtrooms and hallways.
Although CourtCare receives some public funding, the program depends primarily on financial donations from our legal community, including individual attorneys, legal assistants, judges and law firms. Our goal for this year's campaign is to raise $100,000 for operations. Donations are accepted all year long, every dollar helps, and we appreciate contributions of any size. You can make an online tax-deductible charitable donation here, call the MBA at 503.222.3275 with a credit card or print the CourtCare Donor Form and send it with your contribution. Please make checks payable to the Multnomah Bar Foundation with "CourtCare" noted in the memo.
Thank you for your support!
CourtCare Featured on Community Hotline Program
Multnomah CourtCare Open at East County Courthouse
About Multnomah CourtCare
The History of CourtCare
CourtCare RemodelIn the spring of 2011 the Markowitz, Herbold, Glade & Mehlhaf law firm organized a remodel of the CourtCare space in the Multnomah County Courthouse. Mary Rower, a paralegal at the firm led the project that transformed the room to allow for more efficient use of the space.
CourtCare in the News
- Courthouse "Childcare Room" Remodel - The Bee: Aug 2, 2011
- Pro Bono Renovation Brightens CourtCare Facility - Daily Journal of Commerce: June 16, 2011
- Margie Boule's column in The Oregonian: April 17, 2007
- The Oregonian Scene & Heard Section: March 3, 2007
- Metro Parent article: May, 2006
- Portland Tribune article: April 25, 2006