Securing Our Safety is a non-profit 501(c)(3), citizen-led organization dedicated to the mission of providing for a secure, stable, and sustainable future for Josephine County, Oregon.
Since 2012, Josephine County has had minimal funding for criminal justice operations due to the loss of federal subsidies for former timber-producing counties and the failure to pass a local property tax levy to replace this revenue. SOS was formed by local business owners, community leaders, parents, retirees, and other concerned citizens to explore any and all ideas that might help address the county’s long-term needs. The initial focus has been primarily on finding sustainable sources of funding and/or cost savings to restore criminal justice services. More broadly, SOS has explored a range of potential solutions to make Josephine County a safer, more stable, more sustainable community; to build the alliances across disparate community groups; and to seek to restore trust and communication between local citizens and their elected officials and other public servants.
If you would like to join SOS, have questions or concerns, or would simply like more information about our organization and the local issues we are working to address, please feel free to contact us.
We’re always looking for volunteers to help in many ways – please leave us a suggestion HERE if you are interested in joining SOS meetings or participating on any of the SOS teams.
Here is our calendar of upcoming events:
Even as we speak, there are children and adults out there in our County, our World, our Home, who are being offended. Children who are being forced to do unspeakable things without any end in sight. Elderly who no longer have the mental capacities to realize the abuse upon them… They seek the light of Justice for protection, yet ours burns faint. Thank you for making that light burn brighter. Thank you for giving them hope. Every act, every cent you have given, every moment of your time you have sacrificed away from your family, has not been in vain. It falls into a collective pool of HOPE which grows stronger each and every day.
Want to join the SOS email list? Send an email to: SecuringOurSafety@gmail.com
Please also visit THIS PAGE for more information about becoming a member or making online donations to SOS.
Tax Deductible* Donations can be made by mail to:
Securing Our Safety, Inc.
PO Box 2626
Grants Pass, OR 97528
Tax ID # 46-1212712
* Consult your tax adviser as to your ability to deduct donations to SOS. SOS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and is classified as a public charity. SOS has also elected to file IRS form 5768 to have a clear measure by which to ensure SOS retains the 501(c)(3) designation.