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Resources are available outside of PCC for students who are being impacted or have been impacted by gender based violence. Below you will find a list of general resources that can be found in the Portland-metro area. Sometimes navigating resources can be overwhelming, if you’d like support you can always connect with a confidential advocate here at PCC for assistance.

Emergency Shelter

The following emergency shelters are specific to serving survivors of domestic, dating, or intimate partner violence. You can call each shelter individually to find availability, or you can call Call to Safety who updates the availability of these shelters every morning at 9am: 503-235-5333. You can also check availability online.

Walk-in Centers

  • Gateway Center for Domestic Violence Services – Multnomah County
    • Receive walk in help related to safety planning, connection to resources, help applying for protection orders, help applying for assistance programs, counseling, and other resources.
    • 10305 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97216, 503-988-6400
  • Family Justice Center of Washington County
    • Receive walk in help through connection to several other domestic violence agencies including the Domestic Violence Resource Center which provides protection order advocacy, community based support, counseling, support groups, and more.
    • 735 SW 158th Ave, Suite 100, Beaverton, OR 97006, 503-430-8300
  • A Safe Place – Family Justice Center of Clackamas County
    • Receive walk in help through connection to many other domestic and sexual violence providing services such as protection order advocacy, legal services, and local domestic violence services
    • 256 Warner Milne Rd, Oregon City, OR 97045 503-655-8600
  • Rose Haven Day Center
    • Day center for women, children, and gender non-confirming folx offering advocacy, meals and dining room, showers, computers and WiFi, mailboxes, children services, and more.
  • Clark County WA – YWCA Clark County
    • Drop in Monday – Friday, 9am-11am and 1pm-3pm
      • Provides both a domestic and intimate partner violence program and a sexual assault program.
      • 360-695-050

Sexual Assault

  • Call to Safety
    • Provides a comprehensive 24/7 crisis line, follow-up advocacy for survivors, support groups, community outreach and education, and sexual assault medical advocacy for survivors of sexual and domestic violence. Call the crisis line for support group details. Can support survivors in any language through their international language bank.
    • 503-235-5333
  • Sexual Assault Resource Center
    • Provides a 24/7 crisis line, accompaniment to hospitals during sexual assault forensic exams, counseling, and support groups.
    • 503-626-9100
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline
    • Provides a 24/7 crisis line and live chat service for sexual assault survivors.
    • 800-656-4673
    • Live Chat


  • Victim Rights Law Center
    • Provides free, trauma informed legal services to sexual assault survivors throughout Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington County including immigration, housing, and employment issues.
    • Call their general line at :but survivors can call (503) 274-5477 x6 at any time to leave a message on our intake line. Messages are typically returned by the end of the next business day.
    • Or, you can speak with an attorney during live intake hours (English and Spanish) at 503-399-5477 x6.
      • Mondays 11am-1pm
      • Tuesdays 3-5pm
      • Wednesdays 2-4pm
      • Fridays 9-11am
  • Legal Aid Services of Oregon
    • Provides legal help to low-income Oregonians including farmworker specific, native american specific, and basic housing rights.
    • 503-224-4086
  • Oregon Law Center
    • Legal help and resources for low income people focusing on domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, child support, farmworker rights, and housing.
    • 503-640-4115
  • Oregon Crime Victims Law Center
    • Provides free legal representation to qualifying crime victims, advocate accompaniment to report a crime or go to court, and help applying for Crime Victims Compensation.
    • 503-208-8160
  • Appellate Advocacy Program
    • Provides victims’ advocates who are available to help survivors understand legal proceedings after conviction and sentencing as well as compensation for out of pocket expenses related to new trauma created by legal actions from a case proceeding and travel reimbursement when attending these hearings.
    • 503-378-4284
  • Victim Notification About Offenders (VINE)
    • Anonymous phone service that monitors offenders in custody of the department of corrections and all county jails so survivors can access current status of an incarcerated person who has caused them harm.
    • 1-877-277-7477
  • *PCC Specific* CLEAR Clinic (Community Legal and Educational Access and Referral)
    • Free legal services offered at PCC Cascade for the following:
      • Criminal record and eviction expungements
      • DACA renewals
      • Housing and immigration court navigation
      • Legal name and gender-marker changes
      • Other legal advice and referrals for legal services, PCC resources, and community-based resources


  • Call to Safety – Shelter Space
    • Tracks and updates the availability of domestic violence shelters in the Portland-metro area daily at 9am.
    • Shelters include Raphael House, Bradley Angle, Monika’s House,
  • Community Action – Washington County
    • Provides several programs related to housing stability including houseless services, renter support, energy conservation, and RentWell community classes to improve renter knowledge and skill sets.
    • CommunityConnect is their coordinated entry system for people experiencing houselessness or are at risk for houselessness
      • To schedule a one-hour assessment to determine resources call: 503-640-3262
  • HomeForward – Multnomah County
  • Catholic Charities Housing Transitions Program
    • Provides drop in and transitional housing services to non-parenting, self-identified women, age 25+ who are houseless
    • Drop in services include showers, washer and dryer, phone, computer, mailing address, breakfast snacks, lunch on Wednesdays, and other community activities
      • Monday – Friday, 10am-1pm, 2740 SE Powell Boulevard Suite 6
    • Housing services include addressing barriers to housing, securing permanent housing, applying for subsidized housing, rental appeals and applications, move-in assistance when available
      • 971-222-1880
  • NW Pilot Project
    • Provides assistance finding affordable housing and rental and deposit assistance.
    • You can complete a housing assessment which serves as a start point in the search for affordable housing: Housing Assessment
    • 503-227-5605
  • Human Solutions
    • Provides assistance with utilities, employment, houseless services, and connecting to affordable housing.
    • 503-548-0200
  • REACH Community Development
    • Provides access to stable housing, current vacancies, and waitlists for affordable units.
    • 360-326-4647


LGBTQ specific

  • Trans LifeLine
    • Provides confidential peer support for trans folx from 7:00am – 1:00am. This line will not call police or emergency services on callers if they disclose they are in danger, without explicit consent.
    • 1-877-330-6366
  • Trevor project
    • Provides 24/7 crisis line advocacy and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ people under 25.
    • 1-866-488-7386
  • Bradley Angle – LGBTQ Services
    • Provides individual, one-on-one advocacy for survivors who are currently leaving, who have experienced, or are currently experiencing an abusive relationship including resource referrals, legal information, safe housing options, safety planning, and general support. Bradley Angle also offers basic needs assistance, support groups, and healthy relationship classes.
    • 503-595-9591 x 306
  • Sexual and Gender Minority Youth Resource Center (through New Avenues for Youth)
    • Provides a safe(r), supervised, harassment-free space for sexual and gender minority youth ages 13-23 to participate in activities such as art, music, community organizing, open mic nights, drag shows, and support groups. Youth may also access case management, counseling, education, and more.
    • 503-224-4339
  • Q Center
    • Provides sexual orientation programs, gender identity programs, addiction and mental health support programs, relationships programs, veterans groups, programs for LGBTQ seniors and youth, and more.
    • Drop in hours: Monday – Friday 11:00am – 9:00pm, Saturday and Sunday 10:00am – 6:00pm
    • 503-234-7837
  • Victim Rights Law Center – LGBTQ Services
    • Provides free assistance for trans survivors of sexual assault seeking to change their gender on IDs and other legal documents.
    • 503-274-5477
  • Brave Space
    • Provides counseling and groups for transgender and non-binary children, youth, adults, and their families.
    • 503-486-8936
  • Northwest Network
    • The NW Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse works, based in Seattle WA, to end violence and abuse by building loving and equitable relationships in our community and across the country.

Culturally Specific

  • Bradley Angle – Healing Roots Program
    • Provides individual advocacy, free and open support groups, and family support for the Black and African American community.
    • 503-595-9591
  • Self Enhancement Incorporated (SEI)
    • Provides an Anti Domestic and Sexual Violence program which period support groups, safety planning, advocacy, and other resources for African American and Black survivors. Additionally, a one-stop resource providing education, food resources, and other urgent resource referrals.
    • 503-972-3698
  • Proyecto UNICA (a branch of El Programa Hispano): The bilingual support line provides 24/7 support for survivors of interpersonal violence. Staff and trained advocates provide crisis intervention, emotional support, safety planning, shelter or motel advocacy, information about protective orders, mental health resources, and assistance in identifying appropriate resources and referrals.
    • 503-232-4448
  • Catholic Charities
    • Intercultural counseling center offering services in english, spanish, arabic, housing services, migration services, pregnancy and parenting services
    • General line: 503-231-4866
    • Family support and counseling: 503-238-5196
    • Housing Transitions: 971-222-1880
    • Immigration Legal Services: 503-542-2855
    • Refugee Services: 971-222-1883
  • Centro Cultural de Washington County
    • Offers a wide range of services for local low income families and communities of color.
    • Community Wellness services: provides assistance with navigating OHP, lunches for seniors, and utility assistance: 971-217-6645
  • StrongHearts Native Helpline
    • Helpline for domestic and sexual violence survivors that is available 5am-8pm PT providing confidential support specifically for Native and Indigenous communities
    • 1−844-762-8483
  • Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA)
    • The Healing Circle program provides a variety of services including advocacy, crisis intervention, support groups for the Native American and Indigenous community.
    • 503-288-8177
  • Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Victims of Crime Services
  • Alliance for Immigrant Survivors (national resource)
    • Provides curated resources from their partners that ensure immigrant survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and trafficking have access to life saving protections.
  • Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO)
    • Supports immigrants and refugees through legal services, rental assistance, energy assistance, and language services.
    • General: 503-234-1541
    • Asian Family Center: 503-235-9396
    • Africa House: 503-802-0082
  • Russian Oregon Social Services
    • Provides advocacy, case management, safety planning, assistance obtaining protective orders, assistance with communicating with law enforcement and other agencies, accompaniment to court, support groups, and more for the Russian community.
    • 503-777-3437
  • Muslimah’s United
    • Serves Muslim women with a focus on Muslim women of color who are survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, hate crimes, stalking, and general victimization in the Portland Metro area.
  • Africa Youth Community Organization
    • serves survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and hate crimes that are culturally specific to the North African refugee community in the Portland Metro region.

Survivors with Disabilities

  • National Hotline for Deaf Survivors:
    • Provides video phone, text, online chat, and email services. Provides resources and information related to domestic violence and healthy relationships.
    • 24/7 video phone: 1-855-812-1001
    • 24/7 text telephone line: 1-800-787-3224
    • Contact via Instant Messenger (DeafHotline) or email (nationaldeafhotline@adwas.org)
  • Disability Rights Oregon
    • Serves survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, hate and bias, child abuse, and all other types of criminal victimization for people with disabilities of all ages in all Oregon counties.
  • PDX Disability Awareness Resource Team
    • Provides connection to resources and referrals for the disability community.
    • 503-988-6481
  • Bridges Oregon
    • Serves survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, child abuse, and general victimization who are deaf, deafblind, and Hard of Hearing in all Oregon counties.

Sex Worker Specific

  • Call to Safety
    • Provides a support group specific to sex workers. Call crisis line for details of the group.
    • 503-235-5333

Survivors Living with HIV or AIDS

  • Bradley Angle – HIV and Intimate Partner Violence Services
    • Provides advocates trained in supporting survivors living with HIV.
    • 503-680-8634
  • Cascade Aids Project
    • Provide services to navigate insurance, health programs, and housing services including rental assistance, support groups (LGBTQ inclusive), testing center
    • 503-223-5907
  • Quest Center for Integrative Health
    • Provides peer support groups (LGBTQ inclusive), testing, sliding scale fees and accepts many insurances including OHP.
    • E Burnside office: 503-238-5203
    • NE Flanders office: 503-238-5203
  • Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon
    • HIV day center (hot breakfast and lunch 4 days per week) which provides counseling, info and referral, Daily Bread Express (in home meal delivery for low income people living with HIV or AIDS), and more.
    • 503-460-3822 (day center located in NE Portland)

Technology Safety

More online resources
  • Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence: Hosts an online database of services relating to intimate partner and sexual violence across the state of Oregon.
  • Love is Respect: provides many resources and tools for young people who may be experiencing dating violence including information on healthy and unhealthy relationships, safety planning, legal help, and connection to confidential advocates through chat and text.