IF YOU ARE IN IMMEDIATE DANGER – CALL 9-1-1
24-hour crisis line: (541) 485-6513 or Toll Free (800) 281-2800
Call to speak with a Womenspace advocate
Office Walk-Ins: Monday to Friday 9am to 5:00 PM
at 1577 Pearl St 2nd Floor Eugene OR
Womenspace believes that each person has the right to lead a life free from violence and fear of abuse. Intimate partner violence is a pattern of coercive or controlling behavior that can include financial, physical, sexual, or psychological abuse. It is the most common and least reported crime in our country. Domestic violence crosses all economic, cultural, racial and religious lines. We can help you or someone you know get out of abusive or harmful situations and provide support on the path afterward.
1. Find a safe place and phone for help.
2. Talk to Someone Whom You Trust to be Supportive
Friends and family members, clergy, school counselors, medical professionals, neighbors, or coworkers may be sources of support, ideas or referrals.
3. Call Womenspace at 541-485-6513 or Toll Free 800-281-2800
To reach someone who will listen, knows community resources, and can help you make a plan for your own and your children’s safety. We may be able to provide a range of services and referrals for you and your children: emergency transportation, shelter, some emotional support and encouragement.
4. Consider Calling 911 or Get a Restraining Order
Police are mandated to arrest an abuser if they have reason to believe a domestic crime of assault has occurred. A restraining order prohibits the abuser from contacting you. It’s free, you don’t need a lawyer and you can get information on the second floor of the Lane County Courthouse. In your request for the order you can ask that the police go with you to get belongings from your home.
You can choose to leave or stay with an abusive person. It is your choice and your choice alone. Here are some suggestions to help you, whatever decision you make.
- If there is a fight, try to be in a room with an exit and not in the bathroom, kitchen, or near weapons.
- Practice how to get out of your home safely. Which doors, windows, elevator, or stairs would be best?
- Tell a neighbor to watch for signs of violence and ask them to call the police.
- Have a code word to use with your children, family, and friends to let them know you need the police.
- REMEMBER: You don’t deserve to be hit or threatened