Meet the Membership: Domestic Violence Services, Inc.

  What is your most memorable story serving members of dv/sa? What was memorable about it? Rewarding, challenging, inspiring? Over several years DVS worked with an elderly survivor who was repeatedly abused by her husband. We provided shelter and support many times. As is the case with so many survivors, she returned again and again … Read more

OCADSV Reflections on Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) is a busy time for community-based domestic/sexual violence (DV/SA) organizations/programs. Staff of these organizations work tirelessly to hold events that increase awareness and understanding of the dynamics of domestic violence, advertise and explain their advocacy services, and raise funds to continue to provide services throughout the year. When I worked … Read more

Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2019

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 … Read more

Caution the use of MeToo at-home kits

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 … Read more

Meet the OCADSV Membership: Tides of Change

What is your most memorable story?  One of the moments that has impacted us the most was sitting in court watching a young woman representing herself in a hearing for the contested Family Abuse Protection Act order. She spoke on her own behalf with confidence and strength. She did not allow the glares and muttered … Read more

The Hidden Epidemic: Intersections of Trauma and Opioids

By now it’s hard to imagine that anyone in the social service sector would be unaware of the current opioid epidemic—the largest anthropogenic epidemic in human history, according to University of Washington professor Dr. Gary Franklin. From 2005-2016, opioid use in the United States fueled a 51% increase in the combined death rate from drug … Read more

Free and low-cost tech resources for nonprofits

This is a running list of free/low-cost products and services available to registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. We are updating this list continuously.  Do you know about an amazing app or solution that should be on this list? Email the author (below) or send us a message. Our third-party content policy Occasionally and at our discretion, OCADSV may include, distribute, … Read more