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Multnomah County’s first Afrocentric women’s transitional home will welcome residents this April. The 8,000-square-foot Diane Wade House is located in Gresham and designed to house 38 residents. Funded through a $2 million grant from the MacArthur Safety and Justice Challenge and administered by Bridges to Change, the facility will offer culturally specific counseling, education, employment, mental health, and addiction services. Abbey Stamp, executive director at the Local Public Safety Coordinating Council, worked with the MacArthur Foundation to identify the need for better support services for women of color who are navigating the justice system and specifically, who are on probation.... Full story

15 March