Anyone experiencing or fleeing a domestic violence situation is able to access a variety of services at no cost at A Safe Place.
A Safe Place is for survivors and their support people. Anyone experiencing family violence, sexual violence or abuse against older adults and people with disabilities are welcome at A Safe Place. Services you can access at A Safe Place:
- Speak to someone knowledgeable about domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, or abuse against older adults and people with disabilities
- Discuss ways to stay safe
- Find out about housing and other basic resources
- Apply for a temporary order of protection or file a police report
- Learn about the court process and legal issues
- Attend a support group or receive counseling
- Learn about financial empowerment
- Talk with service providers from different agencies in one visit
Have an intimate partner who has been abusive or controlling towards you. You are not alone. Clackamas Women’s Services offers weekly drop-in support groups for those who identify as women. The support group takes place at A Safe Place on Fridays from 11am-12:30pm. For more information, call the CWS 24-hour crisis and support line at 503-654-2288.
Sexual Assault Support Group
Clackamas Women’s Services is hosting a free and confidential support group for individuals over 18 who have experienced sexual assault. The group takes place at A Safe Place on Mondays from 4-5:30pm. For more information or to sign up, contact 503-349-4849 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Abuse Recovery Ministry Services Christian Support Group
Abuse Recovery Ministry Services provides free faith-based classes to educate, encourage, and support women who are facing or recovering from domestic abuse and violence. Topics include (but are not limited to): overcoming low self-esteem, oppression, boundaries, depression, anger, loneliness, healthy choices, recognizing true love, and dare to dream. The group takes place at A Safe Place on Tuesdays from 2-3:30pm. For more information, please contact 503-846-9284.
A Window Between Worlds
Clackamas Women’s Services offers a healing art workshop – providing children who have experienced trauma and transition a window of time where they can feel safe and supported while discovering who they are through creative expression. Workshop topics include: creating safety, processing anger, exploring our inner world, and holiday workshops. It is open to children ages 7-17. Workshops will take place on Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30pm at A Safe Place. To sign up, call 503-557-5802.
Love and Life
Clackamas Women’s Services offers Love and Life, a group for 5th to 8th graders who identify as girls. Group topics include learning about healthy relationships, friendships and peer pressure, self esteem, and dealing with overwhelming emotions. The group will take place on Monday evenings starting in October 2018 at A Safe Place. For more information or to register, please call 503-557-5802.
Make Parenting a Pleasure
Clackamas Women’s Services’s Make Parenting a Pleasure is a Spanish language parenting group for parents with children ages newborn to 12 years old. Join other parents and learn about how to manage stress and anger in healthy ways, develop communication skills, and learn about tools for positive discipline. The 10 session group will take place on Thursday evenings from 4:30-7pm starting in October 2018 at A Safe Place. To register, call Norma at 503-557-5802.
Temporary Protection Orders
Protection orders can be obtained at A Safe Place Monday through Friday during business hours.
In order to file an order and appear before the judge in the same day, paperwork must be reviewed and filed with A Safe Place before 10:30 a.m.
Paperwork completed after 10:30 a.m. can be filed at a later date by calling in to our office on the day you are ready to file.