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.
Almost 28,000 women in Multnomah County (13.9%) were physically abused by their partners during the past year.
Resources and information for community partners of the Domestic and Sexual Violence Coordination Office.
Get face to face domestic violence support in a welcoming and culturally sensitive environment.
Find Resources, Support and Legal Assistance
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)
The goal of the Sex Trafficking Collaborative is to create a survivor-centered, trauma-informed, and sustainable system wide response to address sex trafficking of youth and young adults.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and there are plenty of ways to get involved, learn more and show up for survivors. Join us for a special webinar series throughout April 2022.
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.”
Domestic Violence is an on-going pattern of hurtful, manipulative or controlling activities that results in one partner being afraid of the other partner or spouse.
Information for people experiencing domestic violence and how it affects their work