Temporary Assistance for Domestic Violence Survivors (TA-DVS)

Administered by the Oregon Department of Human Services - Self-Sufficiency Office.

This program provides short-term cash grants (up to $1200.00 over a 90 day eligibility period) to support families whose safety is at risk due to domestic violence. Most often this is when the domestic violence survivor and the children are fleeing domestic violence or at risk of returning to an abusive situation.

Crime Victims' Compensation

Administered by the Oregon Department of Justice - Crime Victim and Survivor Services Division.

In the aftermath of a crime, the Oregon Crime Victim's Compensation Program works to ease the financial burden suffered by victims and their family members. These funds can be used for:

  • Mental health counseling expenses
  • Medical and hospital expenses
  • Eyeglasses, hearing aids, dentures and other medically necessary devices and expenses
  • Rehabilitation expenses
  • Loss of earnings
  • Funeral expenses
  • Financial support to dependents of homicide victims
  • Grief counseling expenses for relatives of homicide victims
  • Counseling expenses for children who witness domestic violence
  • Counseling expenses for family members of an Oregon resident who is a victim of international terrorism

Sexual Assault Victims' Emergency Medical Response (SAVE) Fund

Administered by the Oregon Department of Justice - Crime Victim and Survivor Services Division.

The Sexual Assault Victims’ Emergency Medical Response (SAVE) Fund makes medical exams available to every victim of sexual assault in Oregon – regardless of your ability to pay.

If you are a victim of sexual assault, the SAVE Fund will pay for:

  • the cost of a sexual assault medical exam
  • medications to prevent sexually transmitted diseases
  • emergency contraception
  • pregnancy test up to 7 days after the assault
  • up to 5 counseling sessions

Medical providers have SAVE Fund applications on site and will help you complete the short, confidential form. The medical provider will then submit the application, along with a bill, to the Crime Victims’ Services Division.

Victims of sexual assault are also encouraged to apply to the Oregon Crime Victims’ Compensation Program.


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.

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