Since 2013, A Safe Place Family Justice Center has been helping individuals and families by providing support and safety planning for anyone experiencing family violence, sexual violence, stalking, or abuse against older adults and people with disabilities. Our trained and compassionate professionals from over nine agencies are available to meet with you by appointment or by walking into A Safe Place.

If you are in immediate danger, call 911.

If you need immediate help, call the Clackamas Women’s Services 24-hour crisis line at 503-654-2288.


A Safe Place offers advocacy, culturally-specific services, safety planning, counseling, support groups, legal support, law enforcement support, and other services and resources.

Partner Agencies
Partner Agencies 

The one-stop, drop-in model makes it easy for participants to have immediate access to a wide range of services on site. Survivors are able to select the services of their choice and then partner agencies coordinate a response that increases survivor’s safety.


About Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a pattern of coercive behavior used by one person to control another in an intimate relationship. Domestic violence includes physical, sexual, economic and/or verbal or emotional abuse.

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Clackamas County, Oregon
Strangulation during an act of domestic violence is now a felony in Oregon (rather than a misdemeanor). We talk with Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Craig Roberts and Clackamas Women's Services Executive Director Melissa Erlbaum about why the change needed to happen and what it means.

This was filmed at A Safe Place Family Justice Center, a phenomenal organization that is dedicated to improve the lives of survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and elder abuse through empowerment, coordinated service and collaboration. More on them at

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