Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2016

By proclamation of Governor Kate Brown (link is external), October 2016 is recognized throughout Oregon as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. We encourage all Oregonians to learn more about this issue, familiarize yourself with the resources available in your community for survivors of domestic violence, and show your support for the fundamental human right of safe and loving homes for all. 

The coalition’s 2016 Domestic Violence Awareness Month campaign focuses on the theme of home. Using art by Favianna Rodriguez, our posters speak to the importance of safe and loving homes for all. Materials will be mailed out to member programs and partner organizations beginning of September, and are also available for download. If you have questions about the theme or would like to discuss events you are developing, please contact Choya Adkison-Stevens, 503-230-1951 x311. 

You’re also invited to share events with us by filling out this form (link is external), and we'll add them to our statewide DVAM events calendar.

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Thanks to DV/SA testimony: Intimate partner violence recognized as a social determinant of health in Oregon

Thanks to an incredible response from OCADSV's membership, DV/SA programs across Oregon provided commentary and testified on Oregon Health Authority's request to the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services in May and June of 2016. This led to inclusion of DV/SA services under the request (called the 1115 Waiver) to fund DV/SA services as it pertains to homelessness prevention, submitted to CMS on August 14, 2016. Every five years Oregon must re-file its Medicaid Waiver, received since the early 1990s.  This Waiver provides guidance for CCOs on how they can spend their money.

2015 Fatal DV Report now available

The Oregon Coalition’s 2015 domestic violence fatality report, which provides demographic information related to the victims and perpetrators of fatal domestic violence incidents, is now available on the Coalition website. Last year, Oregon lost 60 people, an increase from 45 deaths in 2014, 34 deaths in 2013, and 55 deaths in 2012. Lane and Multnomah Counties each suffered eight separate fatal incidents in 2015, and thirteen other counties in the state experienced at least one fatal incident.

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Launching Cycle the WAVE Oregon

The Oregon Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence (OCADSV) is proud to announce the launch of Cycle the WAVE Oregon (Women Against Violence Everywhere), a fully supported, non-competitive, all-women’s cycling event. This bike event is for cisgender and transgender women and girls of all ages and fitness levels to experience camaraderie, increase public awareness about domestic and sexual violence, and raise funds for survivors of domestic and sexual violence across Oregon.

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2016 DV Counts Census

The DV Counts Census Report tells the story of the amazing work that you do every day on behalf of survivors. The report highlights the need for more resources and funding. We use this report when talking to Congress about the need for federal legislation and funding and your state coalition uses this information with your state legislators. Many programs have also used the report to in their fundraising and communication efforts. Please read last year’s report here: (link is external)

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