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 Coordination Office (DSVCO) 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.
Multnomah County Domestic and Sexual Violence Coordination Office Staff
Domestic Violence Resources for Portland Metro Area
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.
Multnomah County and Portland Metro Resources for domestic violence, sexual violence and sex trafficking - With downloadable PDF for email or printing
Get immediate domestic violence support in a welcoming and culturally sensitive environment.
Find Resources, Support and Legal Assistance
Toolkits and resources for advocates working with survivors with disabilities
The Multnomah County Sex Trafficking Collaborative works to improve anti-trafficking prevention and intervention efforts.
Sex Trafficking Resources for Portland Metro Area
Support for Sexual Assault Service Providers and Advocates Resources for Sexual Violence Survivors
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.