In 2018, the Oregon Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence will launch a flexible fund for survivors of domestic and sexual violence throughout the state. 

About the problem

Fleeing an abusive situation and reestablishing a safe, independent life can be extremely difficult. In addition to inflicting physical and emotional trauma, many perpetrators of abuse isolate their victims from support networks, restrict access to finances, and may even sabotage employment opportunities, all with the goal of maintaining power and control. As a result, when survivors are able to flee an abuser, they often have only the clothes on their backs. Meanwhile, expenses for housing, transportation, child care, medical care, etc. continue to accrue. 

About the fund

Proceeds collected from the Jacksons Food Stores holiday dove campaign and generous individual contributions will all help establish and sustain the flexible fund for survivors.

Once established, funds may be requested by survivors of abuse through their local community-based domestic and sexual violence advocacy program

Grants are not currently available.

We are in the planning stages of establishing this fund, with monies being made available to survivors of abuse in 2018. Click here to get email updates on this exciting endeavor.