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Quick Facts

Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behaviors which are used to gain and maintain power and control over another. Abusive behaviors can encompass a number of tactics and types of abuse, and may look different among various populations or have different cultural meanings depending on the context and persons involved. Anyone can experience domestic violence.

What types of relationships can experience domestic violence?

  • Married couples
  • Dating couples
  • Parents, siblings, and other family members
  • Roommates
  • Those who receive care from a caregiver

Local Resources

Call to Safety: Connect with an advocate on the crisis line to learn more about local domestic violence resources, learn more about safety planning, or explore other local resources here. Crisis Line: 1.888.235.5333

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National Resources for More Information

At Call to Safety, we use sexual assault as an umbrella term to define any unwanted sexual act. This includes, but is not limited to: sexual abuse, rape, sexual harassment, molestation/incest, and drug-facilitated sexual assault. We know that most sexual violence happens between two people who know each other. Sexual violence is perpetuated and supported by things like rape culture, victim blaming, and gender role stereotyping. Sexual violence is never the survivor’s fault.

Local Resources

Call to Safety: Click here to learn more about Call to Safety’s services for survivors of sexual assault, learn about safety planning, or connect with an advocate on the crisis line to learn more about local sexual assault resources. 1.888.235.5333

Explore other local resources here

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National Resources for More Information

While legal definitions are different depending on location, Call to Safety defines stalking as a series of actions directed at a specific person that causes that person to feel fear. Stalking is serious and can escalate over time. Stalking can look like:

  • Following or spying
  • Sending unwanted letters, emails, or texts
  • Calling frequently
  • Showing up unannounced at someone’s home, workplace, or school
  • Leaving unwanted gifts

Local Resources

Call to Safety: Call us any time to connect with an advocate for support in safety planning around stalking, and to learn more about resources. 1.888.235.5333 or email a Call to Safety advocate now

Stalking Protective Orders in Multnomah County

National Resources for More Information

National Stalking Resource Center

Call to Safety believes it is essential to offer non-judgemental services to people who work in the sex trade and the communities in which they live. We support sex workers where they are at and use a harm reduction and empowerment model. We affirm that sex workers themselves are the primary agents of reducing the potential risk of their trade and we  seek to empower them to share information and support each other in harm reduction strategies most relevant to their current situations.

We use terms like Sex Work, Sex Trade, Commercial Sex Industry, Prostitution and Survival Sex to mean exchanging sex for need or money. This occurs in many situations, including prostitution, pornography, stripping, escort services, lingerie modeling, massage parlors and any other venue in which sex is exchanged or traded for money or survival needs.

Local Resources

Call to Safety: All of our advocates are trained to support survivors that are or have been sex work. To get in touch with our advocates, you can call the crisis line or email

STROLL PDX: A by-sex worker, for-sex worker, sex worker run organization dedicated outreach, education, and harm reduction. For information on sex worker support groups, click here.

Portland Bad Date Line: Created to share and circulate descriptions of harmful people. A bad date is a violent and/or abusive customer in the sex industry. Our hope is that someone would refer to the PBDL as an option to reduce risk for violence, abuse, rape, unwanted pregnancy, and hepatitis/STD and HIV transmission

National Resources for More Information

Sex Workers Outreach Project, USA: Offering a confidential community support line 1.877.776.2004 – option #1

Red Light Legal: Provides direct legal services, legal representation, community education, and policy advocacy to sex workers in all corners of the industry. Utilizing harm-reductionist and anti-oppression methodologies,

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  4. National Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence National Statistics