Sexual Assault Resource Center

Mission

Our mission is to promote social justice by eliminating sexual violence in our community through education, support, and advocacy. 

Bottom Line for Portland

We believe that sexual violence is preventable through a comprehensive, social justice-centered approach that addresses the immediate needs of folx who have been impacted by sexual violence, on-going trauma-informed support approaches towards healing and thriving, and by addressing oppressions at the root of sexual violence through prevention education and social norms strategies. 

Our primary services include 24-hour phone support staffed by certified advocates, on-going support and connection to resources through case management advocacy, in-person crisis response advocacy, short-and-long term individual and groups therapy, as well as implementing primary prevention strategies through community education and social norms approaches to dismantle harmful norms and systems that support oppression and gender-based violence. 

We serve communities in the Portland metro area, including Washington and Multnomah Counties. 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

SARC recognizes that sexual assault can and does happen to anyone, however, members of historically marginalized and oppressed communities are more likely to be affected by sexual violence, and to experience barriers to accessing services. Therefore, we intentionally explore the organization’s position in a culture impacted by white supremacy to ensure that our approach is ever-changing and flexible to lift up social equity and authentic access to resources, especially for communities often farthest from those resources. 

We hold three core values of our service provision that call us to prioritize equity, diversity, and inclusion in all of the work with which we engage: 1) Trauma-Informed Practice, 2) Racial and Social Justice, and 3) Accessibility. These values guide the work of the organization. 

Incentives

Vino Veritas, Portland’s #1 Wine Bar, is offering a gift card for two (2) glasses of wine with a cheeseboard (valued at $35) for contributions over $75.00 to the Sexual Assault Resource Center.  

 

Vehicle Chocolates is launching one of its delicious and revolutionary bars, crafted to challenge expectations of what is possible with both mushrooms and chocolate and offering it's nutrient-packed ingredients to each donor who gives $35.00 or more to SARC so to inspire empathy as you share this Tumeric Black Pepper bar (valued at $12) with others- It’s not just a bar, it’s an act of care.

Business Partner(s)

Vino Veritas is a small neighborhood wine bar in Montavilla operated by 3 young and ambitious sommeliers. Our wine selection tells the story of each one of us, our background, our roots and our passion. We love to share what we believe in and put priority in education and community. Wine isn’t the only think that matters to us, so we couldn’t be more excited to work with the SARC organization this year, an organization that promotes social justice by eliminating sexual violence.

 

Vehicle Chocolates was born out of what we fondly refer to as the perfect storm. Our storm consisted of a global pandemic that jeopardized all of our jobs, a hunch that something was missing in the myco food space and an immeasurable passion for chocolate. 2020 offered the inspiration we needed to manifest Vehicle Chocolates into reality. We hope these nutrient-packed ingredients will inspire empathy as you share these chocolates with others. It’s not just a bar, it’s an act of care. Which is also why we partnered with SARC as a business partner for this year's Give Guide!

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Year Founded: 1977


Sexual Assault Resource Center is in the Human Services category which is sponsored by The Standard

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