What We Do

Helping Others Build And Live A Life Free From Violence


— Shelter + Housing

Emergency housing provides safety to those fleeing from a domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking experience. 

Transitional Housing Program – for those who are homeless due to domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking to help transition from emergency shelter to independent living with the goal of stabilizing in permanent housing

— Advocacy + Support

We’re here to help you explore your options.

Our certified advocates provide emotional support, information and choices, safety planning, and assist in meeting basic needs such as clothing, food, and financial assistance. 

Accompaniment can be provided by an advocate as a support person to medical visits, police, and court hearings. 

— Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)

Everyone Seeking care after an assault deserves support, autonomy and choice about what happens next. 

SAFE (Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence) Exam, is conducted by a trained Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner.


The results of your SAFE Exam may be submitted anonymously to the police, include your name, or not be submitted at all. 

— 24 Hour Hotline


The Hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to those who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking directly, as well as to family members, or friends who are seeking support and Information.

— Resources

Information and referrals can be provided by our Shelter From the Storm Staff for the following:

  • Legal Aid Services
  • Low Income Housing
  • Food Assistance & Banks
  • Child Care/Pre-School
  • Health and Counseling Services
  • Government Agencies

— Support Groups + Counseling

In support group, participants can talk through their experiences, and hear stories from others who have experienced sexual assault or abuse in their relationships. You are the teller of your own story. Your voice deserves to be heard.

To RSVP and acquire support group location, please contact our office.

Shelter From the Storm offers a contracted counseling service as funding allows.

Please contact Shelter From the Storm for more information on available counseling services.

— Community Food Bank

Shelter From the Storm participates in the Oregon Food Bank Network.
We offer community food box distribution with a 3-5 day supply of food with relevant nutritional interventions as requested.

Community food bank hours: Monday’s and Friday’s from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
*for clients receiving services: Monday – Thursday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm & Friday 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement:

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S.Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA ,its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by the USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact the USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877- 8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:
http://www.ascr.usda.gove/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632 – 9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture; Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Right; 1400 Independence Avenue SW; Washington D.C. 20250-9410
(2) fax: (202) 690 – 7442; or
(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is a equal opportunity provider and employer.


Highly-trained advocates offer support, information and advocacy to young people who have questions or concerns about their dating relationships. Free and confidential phone, live chat and texting services are available 24/7/365.

Test your knowledge: If you’re unsure about any relationship, visit www.loveisrespect.org

The NSVRC’s mission is to provide leadership in preventing and responding to sexual violence through collaboration, sharing and creating resources, and promoting research.

Though NCADV does not provide direct services, we are happy to refer other resources covering a wide variety of needs. We also offer resources for those working with victims and survivors of domestic violence

 Callers to The Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) can expect highly trained, experienced advocates to offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information, educational services and referral services in more than 200 languages.

RAINN is the nations largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE, online.rainn.org y rainn.org/es) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country.

Trans Lifeline is a trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive.

The StrongHearts Native Helpline 1-844-7NATIVE (762-8483) is a safe domestic violence and dating violence helpline for American Indians and Alaska Natives, offering culturally-appropriate support and advocacy daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. CT. Anonymous and confidential.

NNEDV’s WomensLaw.org project provides legal information to anyone (of any gender) who reaches out with legal questions or concerns regarding domestic and sexual violence and related topics, in both English and Spanish


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