What is Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)?
Intimate partner violence is a pattern of coercive or controlling behavior that can include financial, physical, or psychological abuse. It is the most common and least reported crime in our country. Click here to read our Intimate Partner Violence booklet – a quick guide to what it is, how to recognize it, and what you can do about it. If you or someone you know may be facing intimate partner violence, go to our help page for immediate assistance.
Womenspace believes that each person has the right to lead a life free from violence and fear of abuse. We provide the following services to the Lane County community:
- Emergency Services – Confidential Shelter and 24-hour Crisis Line
- Support Groups
- Community Education
- Legal Advocacy
- Rural Advocacy
Crisis and Support Center
The Womenspace Crisis and Support Center is a safe place for any adult who is dealing with the issues of domestic/intimate partner violence. At the center, trained staff and volunteers answer questions and assist clients and friends and family members.
The Crisis and Support Center is open for walk-in services from 9:30 am – 12 pm Monday through Friday. The Crisis and Support Center is closed during lunch from 12 pm until 1 pm. The center is open from 1 until 4:30 pm. (closed on national holidays).
The center offers the following services:
- Referrals & Information
- Peer Counseling and Support Groups
- Legal Advocacy, including Restraining & Stalking Order Assistance
- Safety Planning
- Spanish Speaking Advocates
- Economic Empowerment and Career Counseling
- Child & Youth Support and Respite
Survivors can call our advocacy center at any time to schedule an individual appointment for any of the above services. Contact the Crisis & Support Center today by calling (541) 485-8232.