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

Ending domestic violence across Oregon

During a public appearance on September 30th, Oregon Governor Kate Brown took the time to refute some harmful myths about intimate partner violence, while also disclosing that she herself has experienced domestic abuse. We applaud Governor Kate Brown for her courage in coming out as a survivor of domestic violence and are grateful for her … Read more

Sexual violence, public disclosures, and social media

In light of recent events involving sexual assault, public disclosures, and social media, we’d like to clarify a few things: Alcohol doesn’t cause sexual assault; perpetrators do. Sexual assault is never caused by the use or abuse of alcohol or drugs, but by the perpetrator’s gross and wanton disregard of the victim’s autonomy and wishes. Alcohol … Read more

Joint letter on importance of services for undocumented survivors

Choya Adkison-Stevens, OCADSV Equity and Inclusion Coordinator On August 5th, a joint letter was issued by three United States Departments (Justice, Health and Human Services, and Housing and Urban Development) reminding all recipients of federal financial assistance that they “should not withhold certain services based on immigration status when the services are necessary to protect … Read more

What you need to know to partner with healthcare (including a new Oregon Resource Guide)

Help OCADSV support programs and advocates navigating healthcare partnerships by joining the Guide review committee!  We need your input. Sarah Keefe, OCADSV Health Systems Coordinator “A local public health clinic’s waiting room is packed every day.  Their staff have tight protocols to keep clinic flow moving and patients in and out the door, receiving care.  … Read more

Coalition staffer honored by Oregon Public Health Institute

We are proud that our own Health Systems Coordinator Sarah Keefe is the recipient of the 2016 Billi Odegaard Public Health Emerging Leader Genius Award. Oregon Public Health Institute (OPHI) is committed to recognizing and honoring outstanding Oregonians who work to improve the public’s health, in specific recognizing Oregon residents who: Have proven records in … Read more

Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2016

By proclamation of Governor Kate Brown (link is external), October 2016 is recognized throughout Oregon as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. We encourage all Oregonians to learn more about this issue, familiarize yourself with the resources available in your community for survivors of domestic violence, and show your support for the fundamental human right of safe and … Read more