Statement on the Overturning of Roe V Wade

The Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence and the Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force (AGSATF) always has and will continue to always stand with survivors against attacks on their right to bodily autonomy. We support access to abortion because our work is to center the needs of survivors of domestic and sexual … Read more

We Carry Our History With Us

George Floyd. Ahmaud Arbery. David McAtee. Breonna Taylor. Nina Pop. Tony McDade. Say their names, we must say their names.  Countless many more Black lives have been taken by state-sanctioned violence and police brutality. The pain we are experiencing from this is all too familiar. We are exhausted, but underneath the weight we carry lies anticipation … Read more

Call for Workshop Proposals for our Annual Conference 2020!

Dear Coalition members, partners, and supporters: We’re seeking workshop proposals for our 2020 Conference! You are invited to envision what “Collective Liberation: Remember Our Roots, Grow Our Future!” means to you. Workshop focuses include: Flourish in Advocacy Equity and Community Change across Systems Liberatory Prevention Sustainable Leadership and Thriving Organizations Please submit your proposal before 5:00pm on Wednesday, May 27th. 2020 Annual Conference Instructions & … Read more

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: First, the effects of COVID-19 on how we interact with people will be long-lasting. … Read more

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. Dear member programs, community members, and partners, We admire the ways our community has been able to respond to the uncertainties of the novel COVID-19. As part of our core value … Read more

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