Free and low-cost tech resources for nonprofits

This is a running list of free/low-cost products and services available to registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. We are updating this list continuously. Do you know about an amazing app or solution that should be on this list? Email the author (below) or send us a message. Our third-party content policy Occasionally and at our discretion, OCADSV may include, distribute, … Read more

Evolving Together: Honoring the wisdom of our past, celebrating the strength of our future!

The Oregon Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence (OCADSV) and the Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force (AGSATF) are thrilled for you to engage with us this April for Sexual Assault ACTION Month (SAAM)! Want us to help publicize your event? Fill out and submit this form; we’ll post it here, in our digest, and on social … Read more

Raising Sexual Violence Awareness Through Reading: Young Adult Literature and Youth Outreach

A book can be a window to the world or a mirror into one’s self. Young Adult Literature, or YA Lit, consists of books with teen readers and teen topics in mind. These books have become so popular that it is customary for them to have their own bookstore and library sections. They allow readers to look out … Read more

5 things you can do all year long to help end domestic violence

Domestic Violence Awareness Month might be officially over, but domestic violence is a major issue in our communities all year long. Here are five things anyone and everyone can do to help: 5. Learn about the issues and warning signs The National Domestic Violence Hotline has an excellent list of warning signs to watch out … Read more

Upholding the rights and dignity of trans and gender-nonbinary people

Dear Coalition members, partners, and supporters: The Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, alongside numerous local and national partners, is saddened by the US Department of Health and Human Services’s (HHS) efforts to characterize sex and gender as unchanging, inherently biological, and wholly binary. This proposal disregards the lived experiences and civil rights of transgender and … Read more

Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2018

The days are growing shorter, the radiant sun giving way to the brisk breezes of fall, and once again Domestic Violence Awareness Month approaches. We are pleased to be partnering with the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) to promote the Awareness + Action = Social Change campaign. Are you planning community awareness events for DVAM? … Read more

Respect Survivors: Community is the foundation of healing

Respect is a cornerstone of healthy relationships. Respect is a famously powerful Aretha Franklin song. Respect is the root of resistance to violence. This October, for Domestic and Dating Violence Awareness Month, we are pleased to present our campaign theme: Respect survivors. Community is the foundation of healing. Domestic violence harms survivors and deeply affects … Read more

Sexual violence, public disclosures, and social media

In light of recent events involving sexual assault, public disclosures, and social media, we’d like to clarify a few things: Alcohol doesn’t cause sexual assault; perpetrators do. Sexual assault is never caused by the use or abuse of alcohol or drugs, but by the perpetrator’s gross and wanton disregard of the victim’s autonomy and wishes. Alcohol … Read more

Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2016

By proclamation of Governor Kate Brown (link is external), October 2016 is recognized throughout Oregon as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. We encourage all Oregonians to learn more about this issue, familiarize yourself with the resources available in your community for survivors of domestic violence, and show your support for the fundamental human right of safe and … Read more