To end domestic and sexual violence by providing confidential support services and education to empower the community. 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.
Bottom line for Portland:
In 2016, Call to Safety handled more than 30,000 crisis line calls, provided 55 local and 20 long-distance transportation vouchers, and served 362 individuals or households with emergency shelter. Call to Safety also supported 87 survivors of sexual assault with in-person medical advocacy.
“It was like someone was finally there to hear me...I felt validated and that my advocate was there for as long as it took. She was just there as if we had all the time in the world. She just held that space so wonderfully. She was so present.” —Anonymous participant
The Lawrence A. Appley Foundation will match the first 10 gifts of $500.