Clackamas Women's Services
Clackamas Women’s Services breaks the isolation of domestic and sexual violence by offering housing programs and many other resources for adults and children escaping domestic and sexual violence, sexual exploitation and trafficking, and child and elder abuse.
Bottom Line for Portland
Generous community support enables us to provide survivors of domestic and sexual violence throughout the Portland metro area with life-saving services. In 2020, 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, we answered 5,030 calls on our 24/7 crisis line, our counselors provided 718 mental health support sessions to more than 68 adults and youth, and more..
“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 within our organization. We have increased representation of BIPOC communities on our staff (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 Latinx community by offering leadership training and service opportunities.
For each Give!Guide donation we receive, Sock It To Me will help survivors keep warm this winter by pair of socks to our emergency shelter