EVERYONE DESERVES TO BE SAFE and free from fear and abuse

Domestic violence is a pattern of coercive and assaultive behaviors that adults and adolescents use against their intimate partners.

It is the pattern of multiple tactics and repeated events that contribute to the trauma survivors experience. Tactics used by an abuser may include intimidation, isolation, coercion, control, emotional abuse, financial control and often physical and sexual violence against their partner.

Recovering from the trauma of an abusive relationship takes time. Getting support is key to your safety, hope and healing process.

Womenspace can assist you in making decisions that are right for you. Our crisis and support line is confidential and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can speak with an Advocate who will help you learn about the services and resources that are available to you. Advocates offer information, resources, and support in the areas below.

All our advocacy services and many of our group activities are offered in both English and Spanish. In the case of other language needs, Womenspace accesses interpretation services.

Get Help Now

24-hour crisis and support line: (541) 485-6513 or Toll Free (800) 281-2800

Office hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
1577 Pearl St 2nd Floor Eugene OR

Womenspace believes that each person has the right to lead a life free from violence and fear of abuse. Intimate partner violence is a pattern of coercive or controlling behavior that can include financial, physical, sexual, or psychological abuse. It is the most common and least reported crime in our country. Domestic violence crosses all economic, cultural, racial and religious lines. We can help you or someone you know get out of abusive or harmful situations and provide support on the path afterward.

Find a safe place and call Womenspace at 541-485-6513 or Toll Free 800-281-2800. To reach someone who will listen, knows community resources, and can help you make a plan for your own and your children’s safety. We may be able to provide a range of services and referrals for you and your children: emergency transportation, shelter, some emotional support and encouragement. IF YOU ARE IN IMMEDIATE DANGER – CALL 911

About Restraining Orders: Police are mandated to arrest an abuser if they have reason to believe a domestic crime of assault has occurred. A restraining order prohibits the abuser from contacting you. It’s free, you don’t need a lawyer and you can get information on the second floor of the Lane County Courthouse. In your request for the order you can ask that the police go with you to get belongings from your home.

Talk to Someone You Trust - Friends and family members, clergy, school counselors, medical professionals, neighbors, or coworkers may be sources of support, ideas or referrals.

You can choose to leave or stay with an abusive person. It is your choice and your choice alone. Here are some suggestions to help you safety plan, whatever decision you make.

Safety planning

  • If there is a fight, try to be in a room with an exit and not in the bathroom, kitchen, or near weapons.

  • Practice how to get out of your home safely. Which doors, windows, elevator, or stairs would be best?

  • Tell a neighbor to watch for signs of violence and ask them to call the police.

  • Have a code word to use with your children, family, and friends to let them know you need the police.

REMEMBER: You don’t deserve to be hit or threatened. You deserve to be free from fear and abuse.

Emergency Services

Crisis and Support Line

If you would like to talk to someone regarding your safety or about other options, please call our 24-hour crisis and support line at 541-485-6513 or toll-free 1-800-281-2800. All calls are confidential. 

The crisis and support line is staffed by trained advocates and volunteers. Their priority is to ensure the safety of survivors in immediate danger. Calls to the crisis and support line may include: Information on Womenspace programs and services, safety planning, information about the cycle of intimate partner violence, and referrals to community resources. Bilingual advocates are also available.

Safehouse - Emergency Shelter

Our confidential, emergency shelter offers a healing environment for families and individuals leaving a dangerous situation. Access to shelter is through the 24-hour crisis and support line or meeting with an advocate. The Safehouse is wheelchair accessible and open to survivors of all genders and identities.

Advocacy and Support Services

Womenspace Crisis and Support Center is located at 1577 Pearl Street, 2nd Floor, Eugene, Oregon and is open M-F 9am - 5pm. The center is closed on national holidays. The Crisis and Support Center is located on the second floor, accessible by stairs and/or an elevator.

Walk in appointments to meet with an Advocate are available weekdays with onsite childcare. Scheduled appointments can be made by calling the Crisis and Support Line at 541-485-6513. The Crisis and Support Center can provide food, supplies and clothing, as needed. Trained staff and volunteers are available to answer questions and assist victims, survivors and family members.

Rural Outreach
Womenspace provides safe and confidential space for survivors in rural areas throughout Lane County. Call the 24-Hour Crisis and Support Line at 541-485-6513 or toll free 800-281-2800 for immediate assistance or for specifics to meet an advocate in your area.

Womenspace advocates offer safety options, support and resources for survivors in the following communities:

Blue River, McKenzie Bridge, Cottage Grove, Creswell, Veneta, Junction City, and Oakridge. *Spanish-speaking advocates are available.

Support Groups:
There are currently seven support groups each week. Reservations and appointments are not necessary; however, seating is on a first come first serve basis. For those who need childcare services during group, please arrive early as space is limited. For group times and locations, please contact the office at 541-485-8232.

Intimate Partner Violence Education and Support Groups
This process group offers survivors of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) on-going support and education in a safe non-judgmental setting. An evolving curriculum provides clients with an understanding of the dynamics of IPV, safety planning, relationship red flags, healthy relationships, PTSD, self-care and self-empowerment.

Grupo De Apoyo (en español)
Este grupo se ofrece a sobrevivientes de violencia doméstica. El grupo incorpora la educación de la violencia doméstica con consejería entre compañeras y le provee a las sobrevivientes que hablan español un espacio cultural y seguro para que encuentren empoderamiento y sanación. Para obtener más información, póngase en contacto con Womenspace en 541-485-8232. No es necesario reservar un espacio, pero es importante que se comunique con una de las facilitadoras en su primer día.

Parenting in Crisis Class
This is a series of seven classes centered on mom-child activities in a learning group setting. The series aims to educate parents on the effects of domestic violence on children, how to talk to children about violence in the home, how to safety plan, and how to develop tools for parenting in the wake of trauma.

Men’s Intimate Partner Violence Education and Support Group
This group, geared specifically towards male-identified survivors of intimate partner violence, provides on-going support and education in a safe non-judgmental setting. An evolving curriculum provides clients with an understanding of the dynamics of abuse, safety planning, relationship red flags, healthy relationships, self-care and self-empowerment.

Housing and Supportive housing Services

Turning Point Program (TPP)

The Turning Point Program provides support to families and individuals in their transition from crisis to stability. This case management program is designed to help survivors establish safe, stable permanent housing and identify solutions to any barriers in maintaining that stability. Womenspace partners with other community agencies to provide classes on household budgeting and how to find a job or enroll in school. Access to food and other basic needs is available.

Children and Youth Services

The Womenspace Children and Youth Services program promotes the safety and well-being of children and meets the needs of each family. We offer support services to families to prevent abuse and neglect and change the long-term effects of abuse. Womenspace strives to create healthy, nurturing environments which allows children to thrive and builds strong family connections. Staff are trained to deal with the unique and often hidden needs of children, responding to children’s emotional, psychological and developmental needs. Children who are at-risk of developing a range of problems from their exposure to domestic violence get the help they need.

At the Crisis and Support Center, childcare and respite services are available while a parent attends a support group, class or has a meeting with an advocate. Children are grouped by age in the Play Room for under the age of 6 years old and the Youth Room for 6 years and above. They participate in fun, structured skill-building activities designed to foster self-esteem, self-awareness, creativity and self-expression. The activities improve communication and interpersonal skills.

The Safehouse provides a dedicated Kidspace, a safe indoor and outdoor area for resident children. Respite care is provided in order for parents to get a break and/or attend to their own needs. Children receive peer-counseling, compassionate care, positive encouragement, self-esteem building activities, and a safe space to play. Parents receive support that reinforces positive parenting, enabling them to feel more competent and confident in their parenting role. Participating in activities at Kidspace reduces isolation and builds self-esteem for the parent.

Community Education and Outreach

COMMUNITY EVENTS
Womenspace is proud to be an active and engaged member of the greater Lane County community. We are pleased to participate in local events by staffing an information table and providing support to promote available services. Please email or call 541-485-8232.

EDUCATION & TRAINING
Womenspace offers educational programs and training workshops on identifying and understanding the impact of intimate partner violence. Trainings are tailored to meet the needs of agencies, businesses, churches, schools, and healthcare providers. Request a training by email or phone at 541-485-8232.

SCHOOL PRESENTATIONS
Womenspace partners with a number of schools throughout Lane County to provide the Healthy Relationships curriculum to middle and high school students. This curriculum teaches students about healthy relationships, choices and communication. The lessons address attitudes, opinions, and behaviors related to dating abuse and healthy relationships. Request a presentation by email or phone at 541-485-8232.

Womenspace emergency services are sponsored by the Human Services Commission, City of Eugene, City of Springfield and Lane County.

BE INFORMED

There are many misunderstandings and mistaken beliefs about the issues surrounding domestic violence and intimate partner violence that continue to perpetuate the oppression of victims. One way to change this is to educate yourself on the facts and then educate your peers. You can be a Changemaker through challenging conversations that are based on incorrect information or false assumptions. Click Here for a list of publications provided by Womenspace in both Spanish and English.

Learn more about domestic violence and how you can help prevent intimate partner violence.