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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.
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.
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
Due to COVID-19 The Gateway Center is not accepting walk-ins at this time. Instead, please call 503-988-6400 during regular business hours for one-on-one support with experienced advocates who will help you develop a personal plan and connect you with other services.
At this time, the Multnomah County Circuit Court is accepting applications for restraining orders in person at the Justice Center (1120 SW 3rd Ave) and remotely in coordination with Gateway Center advocates. Our advocates can help you navigate the restraining order process and paperwork over the phone.
Other Local Domestic Violence Resources
Below are other resources in Multnomah County:
Culturally Specific Services:
Abuse Recovery Ministry & Services - faith-based services
Bradley Angle’s LGBTQ Program - LGBTQ-specific services
Healing Roots Center- services for African and African American individuals and families
IRCO RIFS Program - services for immigrants and refugees
NAYA Domestic Violence Healing Circle - services through a Native lens
Project UNICA - latino/a and Spanish-speaking services
Russian Oregon Social Services - support for the Russian-speaking population
Self Enhancement Inc Domestic Violence Program - services for African and African American individuals and families
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
Victim Rights Law Center - Free legal help for survivors of sexual violence
Gateway Center for Domestic Violence - Center with a variety of services, including legal assistance for domestic violence survivors and their children. Due to COVID-19 The Gateway Center is not accepting walk-ins at this time. Instead, please call 503-988-6400 during regular business hours for one-on-one support with experienced advocates who will help you develop a personal plan and connect you with other services.
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. View Video