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It is normal for the stressors of this time to make parenting and relationships harder. Being in isolation with loved ones can increase tension, and many people need extra support to stay safe and healthy with partners and children.

The stress and uncertainty caused by the pandemic can also lead to new instances of violence at home or make already-volatile situations at home more dangerous. There are people you can talk to about your experiences. If you need help planning for your and your family’s safety, there are resources available to you.

Domestic violence

  • The Gateway Center | Website | 503-988-6400
    Call the Gateway Center for one-on-one support with experienced advocates who will help you develop a personal plan. Advocates can also help you navigate the restraining order process and connect you with other services. Due to COVID-19, The Gateway Center is not accepting walk-ins at this time.

    For emergencies, please call 911.

  • Call to Safety | Website |  503-235-5333 or toll-free at 1-888-235-5333
    Connect with Call to Safety if you are not experiencing an emergency, but need to talk to someone immediately. Call to Safety advocates offer crisis intervention, emotional support, information and referrals to other services over the phone. 

  • El Programa Hispano - Proyecto UNICA | Website | 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

Child abuse

  • Reach Out Oregon | Website | 1-833-REACH-OR
    If you worry that your frustration is getting hard to manage, there is no reason to be ashamed. There are people you can talk to about this. Call Reach Out Oregon and speak to someone who understands and can help you find resources that align with your family’s unique needs. 

  • Oregon Department of Human Services Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting | Website | 503-731-3100 or 1-855-503-SAFE
    Suspected abuse or neglect should be reported by calling the Oregon Child Abuse hotlines open 7 days a week, 24 hours daily.


  • Portland Police Non-Emergency | Website | 503-823-3333
    The Non-Emergency number is appropriate for situations that are NOT an immediate threat to life or property. Calltakers often refer callers to other agencies, including Animal Control, Parking Patrol, Abandoned Autos, Portland General Electric and more.


  • New Day (New Avenues for Youth) | Website | 503-258-7081
    New Day provides community-based and culturally specific services including those that prioritizes the safety, needs and rights of youth ages 12 to 26 who have experienced sex trafficking or exploitation in the sex trades.