SafeSpace Columbia Gorge Children’s Advocacy Center is closing in on their $5 million goal for its new facility on Wasco Loop in Hood River. SafeSpace is currently working on renovations to the building, and is looking to raise another $800,000 to reach its goal. Executive Director Beatriz Lynch says along with the new facility being able to provide a place where children who have been the victims of abuse can get help and share their experience in a comforting environment, they have a goal of providing a location for a children’s mental health hub. SafeSpace is holding its Summer of Hope dinner and live music benefit on August 19 at 6 p.m. at The Barn in Odell. Tickets are $60 per person, and available at safespacecac.org.