This October, for Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), we are pleased to announce our campaign of Spark Hope Ignite a Movement!
Historically and currently we are in a time when survivors are breaking their silence, they are breaking their isolation and demanding change. Collectively, we need a clear message about the impact of domestic violence on our communities.
This month we will are featuring Casa Esperanza - NW Family Services! Read more about Casa Esperanza below!
What is your most memorable story serving members of dv/sa? What was memorable about it? Rewarding, challenging, inspiring?
It is a great challenge to help women who suffer domestic violence because there are many barriers that need to be removed. When they leave here and go to an apartment or rent a room it is a great step of independence for them.
Dear community partners and members,
The Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (OCADSV) cautions the use of the at-home rape kits provided by MeToo Kit company. The MeToo Kit company, as mentioned on their website "is founded on the principle that [survivors] should be able to take back control." However, OCADSV believes that the at-home kits have the potential to cause harm to survivors.