Clackamas Women's Services
Clackamas Women’s Services breaks the isolation of domestic and sexual violence. We provide housing programs and many other resources for children and adults escaping domestic and sexual violence, child and elder abuse, stalking, dating violence, and trafficking.
Bottom Line for Portland
Generous community support enables us to provide survivors throughout the Portland metro area with life-saving services. In 2021 we provided more than 8,000 nights of safe shelter to 133 youth and 170 adults in our emergency shelter (about half identified as BIPOC) and answered nearly 3,000 calls on our 24-hour Crisis and Support Line. Nearly 1,850 survivors accessed our community-based services for safety planning, assistance with protective orders, emotional support, and more.
"During my time with the shelter I was treated with nothing but kindness and respect. The staff were very supportive of me on my pathway to recovering from my situation. I feel that I can reach out with any questions and know that they will do their best to provide me with answers… I am so used to being set by the wayside and seeking help was scary as I thought it would be another closed door. My experience was quite the opposite and for that I can only express a deep gratitude. Thank you to everyone who worked with me, I will never forget it." – “Mary”
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
We examine everything we do through lenses of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. Our Board and staff participate in ongoing equity work to address systemic inequities in our community and within our organization. BIPOC representation on our staff has increased (40% bicultural/35% bilingual), and partnerships with culturally-specific organizations enhance the depth and breadth of our services and promote equitable access to resources.