Moving forward from Charlottesville

The Oregon Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence is deeply saddened by the recent acts of violence perpetrated by white supremacists and their supporters in Charlottesville, Virginia. As an organization dedicated to ending violence and promoting social equity, we mourn the lives lost and injuries sustained while redoubling our efforts to support all survivors of … Read more

Vanessa Timmons, 2017 recipient of the Diane Reese Excellence in Advocacy in the Movement—D.R.E.A.M.—Award

The coalition board of directors and staff are extremely proud to announce that Vanessa Timmons, our executive director, is the recipient of the 2017 Diane Reese Excellence in Advocacy in the Movement—D.R.E.A.M.—Award from the National Network to End Domestic Violence. This award seeks to recognize one who encapsulates and perpetuates Ms. Reese’s profound and transcendent … Read more

Brenda Tracy: 2017 Visionary Voice Award Recipient

The feeling of jubilation around our office was palpable when we first learned that the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) had accepted our nomination of Brenda Tracy for the Visionary Voice Award. Since coming forward publicly in 2014 as a survivor of a brutal gang-rape, Brenda has been a force of nature. She has traveled to numerous … Read more

Healthcare in 2017: what you need to know

Many survivors of domestic and sexual violence are recipients of health care made possible by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA, or sometimes known as “Obamacare”), which supports programs such as our Oregon Health Plan and Federally Qualified Health Centers, as well as other public funding programs that make possible health care for … Read more

Be a presenter at our 2017 conference

We are now accepting workshop proposals for our next annual conference, to be held on June 5th-7th, 2017.  UPDATE: The deadline has been extended to 9:00am on Monday 1/30. UPDATE: The submission deadline has passed. The application forms remain available for download here for reference purposes only.

Purchase Marie Ernst soaps; support OCADSV!

This holiday season, Marie Ernst (link is external) will introduce a new partnership with the Oregon Coalition that will benefit survivors of domestic and sexual violence. ‘2 Help & 2 Heal’ With each purchase of a Marie Ernst bar of soap, $2 will be donated directly to the Oregon Coalition’s efforts of establishing a flexible fund … Read more

Oregon housing crunch catastrophic for many domestic violence survivors

The severe shortfall of affordable housing throughout Oregon, particularly in the Portland metropolitan area, has been catastrophic, for none more so than individuals and families fleeing domestic violence. Government agencies and community-based social service providers work tirelessly to connect people with emergency shelter, transitional housing, and other programs to restore dignity and self-determination. However, the … Read more