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The phone numbers and services below are the best place to start if you are concerned about domestic or sexual abuse. If you (or someone you know) have experienced domestic or sexual violence, you are not alone. Domestic and sexual violence affects all kinds of people every day. Please know that you are not at fault for any of the abuse that you may have experienced and that there are places that can help. Domestic and sexual violence can take many forms. It can include physical violence, verbal attacks, psychological manipulation, sexual abuse, financial abuse, or other forms of control by a partner or family member.

Call to Safety

Dial Call to Safety at 503-235-5333 or toll-free at 1-888-235-5333 if you are not experiencing an emergency, but need to talk to someone immediately.

El Programa Hispano - Proyecto UNICA

Línea de Crisis 503-232-4448. Línea de Crisis 24 horas sin costo 1-888-232-4448. Los servicios que se ofrecen a las sobrevivientes de violencia doméstica y/o asalto sexual incluyen:
  • Línea de crisis en español disponible 24 horas al día
  • Manejo de casos y abogacía
  • Grupos de Apoyo en español
  • Apoyo a los padres/madres
  • Educación a la comunidad
  • Asistencia en la petición de órdenes de restricción y de acecho

The Gateway Center

At the Gateway Center you can sit down one-on-one with an experienced advocate (“navigator”) who will help you develop your personal plan and connect you with other services you may need. Appointments are not necessary for first-time visitors. They encourage walk-in, drop-ins from Monday to Friday between 9 am and 4 pm. Learn more about The Gateway Center

Other Local Domestic Violence Resources

Below are other resources in Multnomah County:

Culturally Specific Services:

Legal Assistance

  • Gateway Center for Domestic Violence - Walk-in center with a variety of services, including legal assistance for domestic violence survivors and their children
  • Legal Aid - Possible free or low cost legal representation; Contested restraining orders
  • Oregon Courts - Help with protection orders and custody orders. Room 211 Restraining Order Advocates - assistance with safety planning and restraining orders offered Mon-Fri in room 211 at the Multnomah County Courthouse until 11:45am
  • Oregon Crime Victims Law Center - Free legal services for victims of crime in Oregon
  • OregonLawHelp.org - articles, forms, courts, where to find help and more information regarding civil legal issues

What to Expect in Court

Going to court can be stressful. Whether you are seeking a restraining order or have other court business, this video will show you step by step what to expect on your court date. Please seek legal counsel beforehand. If you cannot afford to hire an attorney, please contact Legal Aid to see if you qualify for services.

Sexual Assault Services

  • Call to Safety - 24 hour Sexual Assault Crisis Line, medical accompaniment, support groups, advocacy crisis line 503-235-5333  toll-free 1-888-235-5333
  • Project UNICA - El Programa Hispano Catolico - Sexual Assault Crisis Line, medical accompaniment, support groups, advocacy - bilingual English and Spanish services
  • SARC - Washington County based sexual assault program, 24 hour Help Line 503-640-5311