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Through the Oregon AIDS Hotline, Cascade AIDS Project (CAP) provides information and referrals to medical care and social services for people living with HIV, as well as access to HIV prevention information to all people regardless of HIV status, over the phone and via the internet. Two CAP programs provide services to people living with HIV who have been incarcerated, pre and post release. In partnership with the Oregon Department of Human Services, the Oregon Statewide Supportive Community Re-entry (OSSCR) program provides supportive housing and case management services. The CareLink program assists people living with HIV in getting connected with medical care and case management in the Portland Metropolitan Area. All CAP services are free and confidential.
Center for Hope & Safety (CHS) serves survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and stalking. We provide advocacy and support to survivors and their families and friends through our 24-hour crisis line (in English and Spanish 24-hours a day, and in many additional languages during business hours).
Service area: Marion County, Oregon. Correctional facilities served by CHS include Oregon State Penitentiary, Oregon State Correctional Institutions, Mill Creek Correctional Facility, and Santiam Correctional Institution. Inmates may reach us through the Inmate Telephone System during the hours of 6 am – 11 pm by dialing 711. Services are available in English and Spanish, as well as many other languages. Calls are not recorded, and discussions are privileged. The inmate telephone system terminates the call after 30 minutes.
We work with: all survivors of sexual assault, including men, women, youth, and transgender survivors of any race, color, creed, religious belief, or sexual orientation. In addition, we provide support services to survivors’ family and friends.
Services for survivors during incarceration include: confidential support and crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline (however, inmates are limited to calls during the hours of 6 am – 11 pm), hospital accompaniment during forensic medical exams, education, and safety planning. Discussions are privileged. The inmate telephone system terminates the call after 30 minutes.
Services for survivors after release include crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline, support groups for female survivors, court support, and information and referral.
Services for loved ones include all services available to survivors.
The purpose of the Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (OCADSV) is to provide assistance to programs that serve survivors of domestic and sexual violence and to change societal conditions that cause that violence to exist. To that end, the OCADSV provides a variety of assistance to domestic and sexual violence programs, community partners, and the general public throughout the state of Oregon. This includes: referrals to statewide sexual assault and rape crisis centers; consulting; research; networking; and a lending library. Currently, there are 50 different domestic violence and sexual assault programs throughout the state. Victims and survivors who contact the Coalition will be provided with the appropriate information and referrals so that they can find the services and support they need.
Partnership for Safety and Justice unites those most affected by crime, violence, and the criminal justice system (survivors of crime, people convicted of crime, and the families of both) to advance approaches that redirect policies and resources from an over-reliance on incarceration, to effective strategies that reduce violence and recidivism, and increase personal and community safety. The Crime Survivors for Community Safety (CSCS) program is dedicated to building the voice of survivors of crime and violence to promote progressive responses to the needs of survivors , and to support criminal justice reform that reduces future violence without increasing our reliance on prosecution and incarceration. Recent CSCS activities include: a community theatre project to help people practice interrupting violence; the coordination of Oregon providers of services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault into a campaign to raise state funds dedicated to services; education of service providers about the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) and working with survivors who are incarcerated; and monitoring of the Department of Corrections’ implementation of PREA. Partnership for Safety and Justice does not provide direct services for survivors, but welcomes the input of survivors who would like to become more involved in their work.
Attn: Crime Survivors for Community Safety
825 NE 20th, Suite 250
Portland, OR 97232
Founded in 1972, the Portland Women’s Crisis Line (PWCL) provides services to victims/survivors, both female and male, of domestic violence and sexual assault, including rape, incest, and sexual harassment, in the Tri-County area made up of Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington Counties. The PWCL operates a 24-hour state-wide hotline for victims/survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and concerned family, friends, and community members. Hotline advocates are available to provide crisis intervention and connect callers with local domestic violence and sexual assault/rape service providers. Advocates also provide support to survivors at the hospital, during the forensic exam, and through the reporting process, and can accompany survivors to any court hearings or trials. The PWCL also offers free 12-week support groups for women survivors of sexual assault and welcomes women who have been incarcerated to be part of these groups. All services provided by the Portland Women’s Crisis Line are free and confidential.
Project DOVE provides crisis intervention services for child and adult survivors of domestic and sexual assault in Malheur County. Project DOVE provides these crisis intervention services for inmates at Snake River State Prison who have been sexually assaulted and are brought to the hospital, as well as to any former prisoner who contacts them. All services are free and confidential.
P.O. Box 980
Ontario, OR 97914
The Q Center is a non-profit organization with a mission to increase the visibility of and foster connection within metropolitan Portland’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) community. The Center offers a safe and welcoming community gathering space for LGBTQ programs, events, meetings, and resources and can provide information and referrals for LGBTQ community services throughout the Portland area. The Q Center does not provide direct services, but can provide LGBTQ survivors of sexual assault behind bars with a safe space and referrals to LGBTQ friendly support services in the Portland area. All Center services are free of charge.
Saving Grace provides comprehensive family violence and sexual assault services in Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson Counties. Services include: 24-hour hotline; crisis intervention; hospital accompaniment; emotional support; individual, legal, and systems advocacy; short-term peer counseling; and information and referrals for survivors of sexual assault. All services are free and confidential.
1425 NW Kingston Avenue
Bend, OR 97701
24-hour toll-free hotline
Jefferson County office
32 SE C Street, Suite B
Madras, OR 97741
The Sexual Assault Resource Center (SARC) is a nonprofit organization that provides comprehensive services to survivors of sexual assault, primarily in Washington County. Services include: a 24-hour crisis hotline offering crisis intervention and support services; hospital, law enforcement, and legal advocacy; case management and information on survivors’ rights and choices; support groups; and referrals to medical, legal, counseling, and compensation resources for survivors and their loved ones. Counseling services are provided to those who qualify. All services offered by SARC are free and confidential.
Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS) is a non-profit agency dedicated to ending oppression and sexual violence through education, support services, outreach, and empowerment in Lane County. SASS provides 24-hour crisis intervention, support services, and advocacy for survivors of sexual assault or abuse. Crisis and support lines are answered by women 24-hours a day for people who have recently experienced a sexual assault; survivors of past sexual abuse, assault or harassment; and for friends, families or partners of those victimized by sexual assault or abuse. Short-term peer counseling is available, as well as information and referrals to Lane County resources, counselors, and attorneys. Currently there are support groups available for both men and women who have been raped or sexually assaulted. Advocacy services include: client support through accompaniment; transportation to the hospital, police, or medical facility; and navigation and support through the criminal justice system. All services are free and confidential.
The mission of the Tillamook County Women’s Resource Center (TCWRC) is to eliminate domestic and sexual violence in Tillamook County. TCWRC is committed to the safety and empowerment of all individuals who have experienced any form of oppression or violence or who perceive themselves to be at risk.
Service area: Tillamook County, Oregon
Oregon Department of Corrections:
South Fork Forest Camp
Oregon Youth Authority:
Tillamook Youth Correctional Facility; Camp Tillamook Youth Transitional Facility
Tillamook County Jail
TCWRC works with: All survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via 24-hour helpline & by mail; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; information & referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: In-person advocacy; safety-planning; court accompaniment; civil legal assistance; support groups (as available); assistance with navigating systems, such as the Department of Human Services; limited emergency assistance; information & referrals; ongoing support services; connection to resources.
Services for loved ones: Family and friends may receive support, information, and referrals from TCWRC staff or volunteers, who will provide these services while maintaining survivor confidentiality.
Fees: Services are free
Additional Information: TCWRC has bilingual Spanish-speaking staff and also utilizes a language line when needed or for other languages.
The Women’s Safety & Resource Center provides emergency services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Coos County. A 24-hour crisis line is staffed by trained advocates who provide information, confidential and non-judgmental support, and referrals to other resources within the community. Both the business line and hotline accept collect calls. Additionally, trained advocates are available 24 hours a day to assist survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault at a moment’s notice. The Crisis Response Team will respond to the home, hospital, police station or any other safe place. Advocates also assist police officers and hospital staff by providing information, support, and services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Sexual assault support groups are offered weekly to women in the community. All services are free and confidential.
1681 Newmark Avenue
Coos Bay, OR 97420
24-hour Crisis line
Legal Voice, formerly the Northwest Women’s Law Center, has been the vanguard organization bringing groundbreaking litigation and fighting for landmark legislation to ensure justice for women in the Pacific Northwest for more than 30 years. The Legal Voice Litigation Program brings cases that change law throughout several states in the Northwest, including Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho. Legal Voice receives a large number of requests for assistance and is able to provide legal representation or advocacy only for a limited number of clients whose cases have the potential for broader impact. Survivors of sexual abuse behind bars can contact Legal Voice confidentially by phone or by mail by sending a letter marked “legal mail” to the address above.
The Special Investigations Unit provides investigative services to all ODOC institutions and facilities. Special Investigations investigates allegations of inmate, employee, volunteer, and visitor misconduct; assists investigators from local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies to gather intelligence and evidence; and provides internal review of situations involving the use of force. Individuals can report abuse, staff misconduct, fraud, waste, and/or inmate prohibited conduct (including sexual assault) by calling the toll-free Inspector General hotline. Hotline calls will not be charged to inmate phone accounts. This number should not be used to complain about routine institution operations. Calls are not anonymous; all messages left on the hotline are reviewed each business day. If the information is credible, follow-up action will occur. These actions may range from a referral to the appropriate superintendent or functional unit manager to an investigation conducted by the Special Investigations Unit. While callers are not required to identify themselves, if they do so, investigators can discreetly contact them. The Inspector General requests that callers leave as much information as possible to aid the investigators.
2575 Center St. NE
Salem, OR 97301-4667
Public and Staff Toll-free Hotline
Inmate Toll-free Hotline
Lawyer Referral Service clerks refer clients to member attorneys based on location, area of law, and special services offered. When you call for a referral, you will be asked for your name, phone number, and a brief description of your legal problem. Then you will be given the name and phone number of an attorney in the area. If you are referred to an attorney through the Lawyer Referral Service, you will receive the first in-office consultation for $35 or less. Any additional fees must be arranged between the client and attorney. The referral service does not set a limit on the fees attorneys charge beyond the initial consultation.
If you are unsure if you need to speak with an attorney, you may still want to call the service. LRS staff can help you focus on the type of assistance you may need, or give you more information on Oregon State Bar, government, and community service programs that may be able to assist you.
P.O. Box 231935
Tigard, OR 97281-1935
toll-free in Oregon