Sexual Violence Support, Links, and Services
Men’s Resource Center
Portland's Men's Resource Center offers counseling for men individually, with their partner or family, and in groups. Common issues addressed include relationship problems, depression, life transitions, lack of focus or direction, recovery from childhood abuse and anger and domestic abuse.
Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)
RAINN is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. Among its programs, RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE. This nationwide partnership of more than 1,100 local rape crisis centers provides victims of sexual assault with free, confidential services, 24/7. The hotline helps 140,000 sexual assault victims a year and has helped more than one million callers since its inception in 1994.
Sexual Assault Resource Center (SARC)
The Sexual Assault Resource Center was founded by two sexual assault survivors in 1977. SARC operates 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. We are a non-profit organization funded by government grants, foundations, and private donations. Our mission is to provide immediate response and support to sexually assaulted survivors and empower them to heal and regain control of their lives, to minimize the aftermath by providing advocacy, information, and referrals to the survivors and their families, and to educate and create awareness surrounding sexual assault to members of the community.
Raphael House of Portland has been offering shelter to women and children fleeing domestic violence since 1977. Each year, more than 300 women and children access shelter, food, clothing, transportation, support groups, and individual support at our Hedco Emergency Shelter, and more than 3,500 people are served by our in-house crisis line.
Women’s Counseling Services
We provide respectful, effective counseling services to women addressing issues such at depression, anxiety, anger management, recovery from childhood abuse, recovery from domestic abuse and difficult life transitions.
Women Strength is a program of the Portland Police Bureau. Since 1979, we have provided free self-defense classes and personal safety workshops to people around the Portland area. We have taught self-defense skills to approximately 20,000 women and teenage girls, and personal safety workshops to over 62,000 women and men.