Explore the commonly asked question, "Why doesn't she just leave?". Consider ways to help survivors overcome barriers to leaving an unhealthy relationship.
Domestic & Sexual Violence Pages
An ongoing pattern of coercive behavior in which one person tries to control another using threats or actual use of physical violence, sexual assault & economic and/or verbal or psychological abuse.
Domestic violence is a primary cause of injury to women in the United States: Over one-third of women admitted to an emergency room for violence-related injuries were abused by an intimate partner.
Information on local domestic violence shelters
Domestic Violence Guides, Downloads, and other Forms
Signs of abusive and unhealthy relationships.
Remember that every workplace is different. That means that your or your employer’s response may be different than the response in another workplace.
The abuser may stalk or attack the victim in the workplace, causing the victim and co-workers to fear for their safety. Homicide is the leading cause of death for women in the workplace.
The information provided on this website is for general education purposes only; it is not a substitute for the advice of an attorney.
Find safety planning tips, resources, and brochures. Brochures are available in multiple languages.
If you are an employer, there are a number of things you can do to make sure your workplace is safe for victims of domestic violence & meets state and federal safety requirements.
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.
Domestic Violence Coordination Office Staff
Domestic and Sexual Violence Resources in Multnomah County with a printable Resource page.
Resources and information for community partners of the Domestic and Sexual Violence Coordination Office.
Find Resources, Support and Legal Assistance
If you need to talk to someone immediately, please call the Portland Women's Crisis Line 24/7 at (503) 235-5333.
Help is just a click away. https://www.rainn.org/ Live Help for Sexual Assault Victims and Their Friends and Families Or Call: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
Multnomah County is participating in a social media campaign affirming that when someone tells us that they were raped or sexually assaulted, we “Start by Believing.”
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The Domestic Violence Enhanced Response Team is a model of intervention that emphasizes identifying & providing coordinated, multi-disciplinary responses to high-priority domestic violence cases.