Suspend in-person hospital advocacy services

July 2020 Update:

The Oregon Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence and the Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force continue to re-evaluate our recommendation on suspending in-person hospital advocacy services.

As the pandemic continues to evolve, three things are clear:

OCADSV Working Remote

7/27/2020 UPDATE: We are still working remotely.

3/26/2020 UPDATE: We are working remote until Governor Brown lifts the order on Stay Home, Save Lives.

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 to the abuser. However, each time she participated in shelter and programs she made progress. Her self-esteem and independence grew. Eventually we were able to assist her obtaining her own housing. She faced this extreme abuse for 60 years, but she overcame the obstacles and secured her future. We smile whenever we think of her.

What are the biggest barriers you feel like your organization encounters? How do you address these barriers? 

Meet the Membership: Marta's House/Klamath Crisis Center

What are you excited about and proud of with your organization? What are some goals you hope to achieve?

Education is the key to ending domestic and sexual violence within our community. Community awareness, social accountability and change all stem from education. Marta’s House is committed to making sure that our community has access to the most update information and education. Our Education/Outreach Coordinator has been working hard to bring awareness to the community for over 6 years specifically in presenting in Domestic and Sexual Violence, Trafficking and other forms of abuse.

Marta’s House brought the "Start By Believing" campaign to Klamath County in 2014, this campaign focuses on believing the victim from the time they walk in the door to the time we complete services with them.

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