Community-based shelters and advocacy programs

Name of program Crisis hotline Business Counties served
Domestic Violence Services Inc. 800-833-1161 541-276-3322 Morrow, Umatilla

Additional resources

Legal aid and assistance programs offer free or low-cost legal consultation, advice, and/or representation in court by a licensed attorney or other legal professional.

Find a legal assistance program

A growing number of Oregon colleges and universities offer confidential advocacy and support resources for survivors of sexual assault and harassment.

Learn more about campus-based advocacy

In addition to being crimes, sexual harassment and sexual violence are kinds of sex discrimination that are prohibited by federal Title IX laws and other regulations.

All schools receiving federal student aid are required to have formal processes for receiving Title IX complaints, investigating them, and determining what action(s) the school administration will take in response.

Click here to learn more about Title IX

Each school's formal Title IX complaint process is almost always separate from the advocacy and support services listed here on the OCADSV.org website.

In addition to the community-based nonprofit shelters and advocacy programs, campus-based advocacy programs, and legal aid organizations listed above, most district attorneys' offices, some police/sheriff departments, and a few parole / probation offices operate Victim Assistance Programs (VAPs). 

Victim assistance programs offer:

  • support to victims of crime with navigating the criminal justice system;
  • assistance with applying for state crime victims compensation; and
  • referrals to other service providers in the community.

VAPs generally provide services to victims of crime in relation to criminal cases that are being prosecuted by the state. They do not generally provide support in relation to civil legal proceedings (e.g. divorce, civil lawsuits).

Find victim assistance programs Apply for DOJ crime victims' compensation

Victim assistance is NOT the same as community-based advocacy.

Communications between survivors and victim assistance programs (VAPs) are not protected by state or federal advocate privilege and confidentiality laws

Under certain circumstances, victim assistance programs may be required to share information with prosecutors or law enforcement.


National Domestic Violence Hotline
[external link]
(800) 799-7233
National Sexual Assault Hotline
[external link]
(800) 656-4673
Suicide Prevention Lifeline
[external link]
(800) 273-8255
Alcohol / Drug Crisis and Referral Line
[external link]
(800) 923-4357
Report child / vulnerable adult / elder abuse to
the Oregon Department of Human Services
[external link]
(855) 503-7233

The confidentiality of certain information shared between certified advocates and victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking is protected under Oregon state law. 

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If you have had a negative experience with a shelter or advocacy program, we recommend speaking directly with that organization's executive director or other management personnel. 

If that fails to resolve the dispute, or you feel that the organization has treated you unfairly, you have the option of submitting a formal complaint to the Oregon Department of Human Services.

The Oregon Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence does not have regulatory oversight or supervisory authority over our member programs. We provide training, research and other support to our member programs, in the interest of better serving survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking throughout the state.

The Oregon Coalition staff makes every reasonable effort to ensure that information listed on our website is accurate and up-to-date. However, this information is provided "as-is" without warranty of any kind, express or implied. Additionally, any information and services listed are subject to change.

This page is a work in progress and is updated on an ongoing basis. If you find any inaccuracies, omissions, wrong numbers, or have any suggestions to make this a more useful resource, please contact us.

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