Clackamas Women's Services

Mission

Clackamas Women’s Services breaks the isolation of domestic and sexual violence by offering comprehensive solutions for adults and children escaping domestic and sexual violence, sexual exploitation and trafficking, and elder abuse.

Bottom Line for Portland

By donating to CWS, we are able to provide survivors of domestic and sexual violence throughout the Portland metro area with life-saving services. In 2020, CWS provided the following resources (and more) to 1,926 survivors; 202 adults and children had a safe place to stay through our emergency shelter program; 279 adults and youth accessed housing programs and support services; 5,030 calls were received through our 24/7 crisis line;718 mental health support sessions were provided to more than 68 adults and youth.

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“I’ve never had anyone care so much. This is the hardest journey/change that I’ve made in 28 years, and I appreciate you guys for helping me along the way. It’s been such an emotional roller coaster and if it wasn’t for all the help I got here, I’m not sure I would have been successful. Thank you, guys, for reminding me how strong I actually am.” - Emergency Shelter participant 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

CWS strives to honor diversity and inclusion in everything we do. Our staff and Board are participating in deep, ongoing equity work to address systemic inequities in our community, and also within our organization. To reduce barriers to our services, we have increased representation of BIPOC communities on our staff and board (33% of staff are bilingual/bicultural) and we partner closely with culturally-specific agencies to prioritize referrals to our services. Our Promotoras program is specifically designed to increase the quality and accessibility of services for the Latina community by offering leadership training and service opportunities. 

Incentives

For each Give!Guide donation we receive, Sock It To Me will donate a pair of socks to our emergency shelter, which will help keep survivors warm this winter.

Business Partner(s)

Castparts Employees Federal Credit Union will match donations of $100, for a total of $4,000. 

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Year Founded: 1985


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