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COUNSELING AND OTHER SUPPORT SERVICES

Abdill-Ellis Lambda Community Center
P.O. Box 927
Ashland, OR 97520
Office: (541) 488-6990
Website: www.abdellis.org
Email: abdillellis@yahoo.com

The Abdill-Ellis Lambda Community Center is a non-profit, multi-service agency providing programs, awareness, advocacy, and support for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) community of Southern Oregon. GLBT survivors of sexual assault behind bars can call, write, or email the Center for information and referrals to support services and mental health resources in their area. The Center currently does not have a physical location and cannot provide direct services for survivors of sexual violence. All services are free.

Cascade AIDS Project
620 SW Fifth Avenue, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97204
Office: (503) 223-5907
Oregon AIDS Hotline: (503) 223-2437
Toll-free Oregon AIDS Hotline: (800) 777-2437
Línea de Ayuda en español: (800) 499-6940
Website: www.cascadeaids.org
Email: rmitchell@cascadeaids.org

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.

Mid-Valley Women's Crisis Service
795 Winter Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
Office: (503) 378-1572
24-hour Hotline: (503) 399-7722
Toll-free 24-hour Hotline (Oregon): (866) 399-7722
Website: www.mvwcs.com
E-mail: info@mvwcs.com

Mid-Valley Women's Crisis Service (MVWCS) offers a safe refuge and support to women survivors of sexual violence, including women, men, and transgender individuals, throughout Marion County. MVWCS programs and services inform survivors of their options and support them in their choices. Services include: 24-hotline (English, Spanish, and other languages available); crisis intervention; emergency shelter; advocacy, information and referrals; and support groups for survivors of sexual assault and rape. Services are free and available for survivors of any race, color, creed, religious belief, or sexual orientation.

Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force
859 Libery Street
Salem, OR 97301
Office: (541) 284-8275
Website: www.oregonsatf.org
E-mail: taskforce@oregonsatf.org

The mission of the Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force is to develop and support an effective, consistent, and collaborative approach to the response to and reduction of adult and adolescent sexual assault in Oregon. The Task Force does not provide direct services or advocacy, but is able to provide information on laws, victims’ rights, and public policy specific to sexual violence. The Task Force can also provide referrals to direct services providers who serve survivors of sexual violence in Oregon.

Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
380 SE Spokane St, Suite 100
Portland, OR 97202
Office: (503) 230-1951
Toll Free: (877) 230-1951
Website: www.ocadsv.org
E-mail: keri@ocadsv.org

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
Attn: Crime Survivors for Community Safety
825 NE 20th, Suite 250
Portland, OR 97232
Office: (503) 335-8449
Website: www.safetyandjustice.org

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.

Portland Women's Crisis Line
P.O. Box 42610
Portland, OR 97242
Office: (503) 232-9751
Portland Area 24-hour Hotline: (503) 235-5333
Toll-free 24-hour Hotline: (888) 235-5333
Website: www.pwcl.org
E-mail: info@pwcl.org

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 STAR Center
P.O. Box 980
Ontario, OR 97914
Office: (541) 889-3616
24-hour Hotline: (542) 889-2000
Toll-free Hotline: (800) 889-2000

Project DOVE provides crisis intervention services for child and adult survivors of domestic and sexual assault in Malheur County. STAR Center services include: 24-hour hotline; on-site medical examinations; advocacy during forensic interviews; and referrals for therapeutic counseling for survivors of sexual assault. Project DOVE provides these crisis intervention services for inmates at Snake River State Prison who have been sexually assaulted and are brought to the STAR Center, as well as to any former prisoner who contacts them. All services are free and confidential.

Q Center
4115 N. Mississippi Avenue
Portland, OR 97217
Office: (503) 234-7837
Hours: Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 1-5pm and Wednesday, 4-8pm PST
Website: www.pdxcenter.org
Email: info@pdxcenter.org

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
1425 NW Kingston Avenue
Bend, OR 97701
Office: (541) 382-9227
24-hour Hotline: (541) 389-7021
Toll-free 24-hour Hotline: (866) 504-8992
Website: www.cobra-dvsa.org
Email: admin@saving-grace.org

Jefferson County Office
32 SE C Street, Suite B
Madras, OR 97741
Office: (541) 475-1880
Email: carino@saving-grace.org or cindy@saving-grace.org

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.

Sexual Assault Resource Center
4900 SW Griffith Dr., #100
Portland, OR 97005
Office: (503) 384-0480
24-hour Hotline: (503) 640-5311
Website: www.sarcoregon.org
E-mail: sarc@sarcoregon.org

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 of Lane County
591 W. 19th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401
Office: (541) 484-9791
24-hour Hotline: (541) 343-7277
Toll-free 24-hour Hotline (Oregon): (800) 788-4727
Website: www.sass-lane.org
E-mail: sass@sass-lane.org

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.

Tillamook County Women’s Resource Center
P.O. Box 187
Tillamook, OR 97141
Office: (503) 842-5168
24-hour Hotline: (503) 842-9486
Toll-free 24-hour Hotline: (800) 992-1679
Toll-free 24-hour TTY Hotline: (800) 877-8973
Website: www.tcwccsafe.org
Email: tcwrc2@oregoncoast.com

The Tillamook County Women’s Resource Center offers comprehensive services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence, including men and LGBT survivors, in Tillamook County. Services include: 24-hour hotline; crisis intervention; hospital accompaniment and medical advocacy, including for survivors who do not want to report their assault to the police; police station accompaniment and advocacy for survivors who choose to report to the police; emergency food, shelter, and clothing; civil legal advocacy; peer counseling; and information and referrals for survivors of sexual assault. All services are free and confidential.

Women's Safety & Resource Center
1681 Newmark Avenue
Coos Bay, OR 97420
Office: (541) 888-1048
24-hour Crisis Line: (541) 756-7000
Website: www.womensafety.org

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.

LEGAL RESOURCES

Oregon State Bar
Lawyer Referral Service
P.O. Box 231935
Tigard, OR 97281-1935
Office: (503) 684-3763
Toll-free in Oregon: (800) 452-7636
Website: www.osbar.org

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

GOVERNMENT RESOURCES

Office of Special Investigations, Office of the Inspector General, Oregon Department of Corrections
2575 Center St. NE
Salem, OR 97301-4667
Office: (503) 945-0930/0920
Public and Staff Toll-free Hotline: (877) 678-4222
Inmate Toll-free Hotline: (503) 555-1234
Fax: (503) 373-7092
Website: www.oregon.gov/DOC/INSPEC/index.shtml

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.

Legal Voice
907 Pine Street, Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98101
Office: (206) 682-9225
Website: www.legalvoice.org
Email: info@legalvoice.org

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.

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JDI has directly contacted each organization listed in the Resource Guide in hopes of pointing survivors toward those currently accepting new clients. However, the inclusion of any group or individual in the Resource Guide does not necessarily constitute an endorsement or recommendation by JDI, nor can JDI guarantee the availability of the services described here.