Suspend in-person hospital advocacy services

During this extraordinary time, the Oregon Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence (OCADSV) and the Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force (SATF) staff and Board of Directors want to assure survivors that advocacy services are operating and safe for them to access.

Many advocacy and allied programs have reached out to us for support and guidance on how to continue providing hospital response services for survivors accessing a medical-forensic exam (SAFE Kit) during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

OCADSV and SATF are unified in our recommendation that advocacy programs suspend in-person hospital advocacy services - effective immediately.


Dear community members, member programs, and partners,

In light of Oregon declaring a State of Emergency due to the COVOID-19 in Oregon, there has been a widespread concern across our communities. If you have specific questions about shelter support and direct service support in light of the virus, please do not hesitate to contact us. As we learn more information about the impact of Coronavirus in our state, we will provide as many resources as we can.