"Creating a safe space for families to feel heard, validated and supported, while problem solving and discovering solutions, is incredibly rewarding."
Katy Buddeke, Case Manager
Kind-hearted and empathetic, Katy Buddeke strives to connect with families where they are, validating their concerns and ensuring that they feel heard and supported. Katy is an attentive listener and problem solver who partners with families, connecting them with needed resources and making each visit personal and comfortable.
Her areas of interest include:
- Providing a safe space for children and parents
- Increasing awareness and accessibility of mental health support services for kids and teens
- Connecting families with community resources
- Being an advocate for families by helping them identify their challenges and provide solutions
With a passion for people and an understanding of the importance of human connection, Katy serves as a skills trainer for Oregon Community Programs, a nonprofit providing research-based treatment and prevention services and programs to children and families. She also interned with Lane County Youth Services, working with teens through coordinated prevention and intervention programs.
She received her bachelor’s degree in Family and Human Services at the University of Oregon.
Born and raised in Oregon, Katy enjoys spending time outdoors skiing, camping and swimming. She is an avid rower, discovering her love for the sport after joining the rowing team as a freshman at the University of Oregon, where she competed for four years and currently serves as one of the team’s coaches.