We help people have difficult conversations.
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. - Mother Teresa
We help organizations mobilize ideas into actions.
Before everything else, getting ready is the secret to success. - Henry Ford
We inspire youth to resolve their own differences.
I do not like that man. I am going to have to get to know him better. - Abraham Lincoln
Community Solutions - formerly Central Oregon Mediation - serves the communities of Crook, Deschutes, and Jefferson counties in Central Oregon. We help people have difficult conversations by providing a variety of comprehensive mediation, facilitation, and education programs focused on improving communications needed during life's more difficult moments. As a long-standing community dispute resolution center (CDRC), our staff and more than 35 volunteer mediators are highly qualified and capable people who continue to offer standard-setting programs and customer service.
Community Solutions staff and volunteers remember our friend and fellow mediator, Ned Bray for his time and talent in the service of others. His presence and willingness to volunteer with both our own organization and that of the courts in Bend and Redmond will be greatly missed. Ned passed away early last month after a morning of fishing, one of his favorite activities. May he rest in peace.Ned's family will be welcoming friends and family members at his Celebration of Life event this coming Saturday, July 13th 2019 beginning at 10:00 am. The celebration will be hosted at the Church of Sandy located at 39290 Scenic Street in Sandy, Oregon 97055. This event is a continental 'pot luck' breakfast and guests have been asked to bring items to share with all attending. "There are only two occasions when Americans respect privacy...Those are prayer and fishing." - Herbert Hoover