Direct Service Providers are an essential part of the mission to end domestic abuse. They're the people and organizations that do much of the "on the ground" work, such as domestic violence shelters, food assistance programs, direct grant providers, counseling services, or legal assistance programs. They're an excellent resource to get more personalized help, as every survivor has a different circumstance.
An advocate can help you get to the resources you need. In addition, they often provide valuable expertise, advice, and the emotional support needed during/after traumatic events. If you're unsure of what to do, or are overwhelmed with the situation, an advocate can help guide you along the way.
Advocates help survivors no matter where they are in the process of leaving a harm doer. Whether you're still in the relationship or you left long ago, advocates are a great resources to provide guidance and navigate rebuilding your life.
The resources below may be able to get you to a direct service provider near you:
Phone Number: 1.800.799.SAFE (7233)
Text Services: Text "START" to 88788
The National Domestic Violence Hotline can help to guide you to resources near you. You can search for the type of assistance you want, as well as any specific topic or category of help. The NDVH is available to anyone within the United States.
Phone Number: See website for hotline numbers
The Oregon Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence has Oregon specific resources. On their website, you can search by location, service type, or language spoken. The OCADSV also provides a list of hotlines to call.
You can search DomesticShelters.org's database below. Using this will take you off of the FinAbility site.
MyPlan is an app to help survivors in abusive relationships to safety plan. Designed through a series of multi-year research studies conducted by Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, myPlan is the first interactive safety decision aid. The tool is accessible via a mobile app and website, and designed to assist intimate partner violence (IPV) survivors in identifying and navigating their own safe path forward.
Please note that it's impossible to erase all traces of app downloads, weather it's on iPhone or Android. Please only download the app if you have access to a safe device.
Hotline: 1.888.235.5333 or 503.235.5333
Call to Safety provides a comprehensive 24/7 crisis line, follow-up advocacy for survivors, support groups, community outreach and education, and sexual assault medical advocacy. Call to Safety can support crisis line callers in any language through their international language bank, and connect survivors to local culturally-specific resources or co-advocacy.
Call to Safety advocates provide every caller with a needs assessment, peer support, safety planning, crisis intervention, and information and referrals to community resources. Their advocates work with specific populations to provide culturally relevant and specialized services for survivors experiencing houselessness, survivors with developmental and intellectual disabilities, survivors that identify as LGBTQ+, and survivors that experience mental illness. All advocates are trained to support sex workers. Sexual assault advocacy provides specialized services to survivors of sexual assault.