BAH release – (Coos Bay, Ore.) — The Bay Area Hospital, Kids’ Hope Center is pleased and excited to announce that Gib’s RV’s has donated a new trailer to use as a raffle to benefit the Center. The Kids’ Hope Center is the Child Abuse Intervention Center for Coos County and operates almost entirely on grants and private donations. The raffle is for a New Starcraft Comet Mini 16KS trailer. Tickets are $10.00 each and the drawing will take place on August 10 at Gibs. Tickets can be purchased at Gibs, Oregon Pacific Bank and during the Coos Bay Wine Walk in July and August at 7 Devils Brewing Company. For information and other locations, phone Kids’ Hope Center at 541-266-8806. One of the valuable services available in our community for children who have been abused has been the Kids’ Hope Center formerly the Child Abuse Intervention Center. At the Center, children who may have been abused are interviewed in a “kid friendly” and trauma informed environment to determine if they have been the victim of abuse and to help obtain for them the services they need to overcome the abuse and associated trauma. Last year in our county, 350 children were interviewed and received services through the Center. We know that most abuse goes unreported. Bay Area Hospital is excited to have this important community service be a part of the full range of services provided to our South Coast residents. It aligns with the hospital mission “to improve the health of our community every day”. It is the desire of Bay Area Hospital to increase not only the emergency response services as a result of child abuse but an increased focus on prevention and education.