SAVE THE DATE! Friday, May 9th, 2014
Our annual Black & White GALA
~ PARIS Magique ~
Dinner, Dancing, and fabulous Auction Prizes —
All with a French flair!
Click here for more information about this trés chic event.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
Children who grow up in violent homes are 1) at greater risk for child abuse; 2) can develop a host of problems associated with the trauma of witnessing violence; and 3) are more likely to be in abusive relationships as adults. Because of this, witnessing domestic violence itself is considered child abuse in Oregon. Womenspace offers support and services for the children of survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV). See our youth services program page. For information about what you can do this month, go to http://ctfo.org/about/pinwheels-for-prevention/.
Womenspace Walk-In Services Reopen
Walk-in services at our Crisis & Support Center are again available. Between the hours of 10am and 3pm, those seeking support and services for intimate partner violence situations can sit with an advocate and tell their story. Our advocates are experienced, supportive, knowledgable, respectful, and compassionate. Please do not hesitate to come in if you are in an abusive relationship. We can help! Our Crisis & Support Center is located at 1577 Pearl St, upstairs. Our Crisis Line is available 24/7.
Crisis Line: 541-485-6513 or 1-800-281-2800
Main Office Phone: 541-485-8232
Teen Dating Violence Awareness
Did you know that 1 in 3 teens have been or will be abused by a dating partner by the time they reach 18 years old? And that 2 out of 3 won’t tell anyone about it? Join us in creating increased awareness about this pervasive problem. Click here for more information.
Make a Resolution to End the Silence
It was a heartbreaking end of the year for many in our community. As we continue to grieve the tragic deaths of three women in our area at the hands of their abusers, we urge you to help end the silence around Intimate Partner Violence.
IPV affects us all. If you or someone you know might need help, don’t stay silent – make the call: 541-485-6513 or 1-800-281-2800
Let’s work together as a community to make Lane County a safer place to live in 2014.
Our hearts go out to the families and friends of Casey Wright, Jacqueline Marroquin and Tammy Borda; it is difficult to imagine their pain. We must come together and help each other during this distressing time. Our advocates are available for anyone who needs support. Intimate partner violence can be emotional, physical, sexual or financial abuse. If you or someone you know needs help getting out of an abusive or harmful relationship, please contact our 24/7 crisis line from a safe phone. Our mission is to prevent domestic violence in intimate partner relationships in Lane County and support survivors in claiming personal power. We believe that each person has the right to lead a life free from violence and fear of abuse and that everyone has the desire and capacity to control their own lives.
Visit Employment Opportunities for the most recent position openings at Womenspace.
Visit Volunteer Opportunities for information about volunteering at Womenspace. The next Volunteer Advocate Training is scheduled for October, 2014. Volunteers can apply at anytime during the year. Please contact us for additional information.