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

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‚Äôs House is committed to making sure that our community has access to … 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