Our Mission


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. All people have the desire and capacity to control their own lives.

Intimate partner violence can be emotional, physical, sexual or economic abuse. It is the most common and least reported crime in our country. Every 9 seconds in the United States, a woman is battered by her husband, boyfriend or live-in partner. Battering crosses all economic, cultural, racial and religious lines. This epidemic of violence can touch any of us. It will take all of us to make each of us safe.

We offer the following services:

  • Emergency Shelter
  • 24-hour Crisis Line
  • Support Groups
  • Transitional Programs
  • Community Education
  • Legal Advocacy
  • Rural Advocacy

Womenspace is funded by private donations, government and foundation grants and the United Way of Lane County.

Womenspace recently completed its comprehensive three-year Strategic Plan for 2013-16. Click here for a summary.