Note: These Crisis Resources are good for a lot of things, but when you’re in immediate danger, there’s no substitute for calling 9-1-1.
If you’re not in immediate danger, these crisis resources are great places to find someone to talk to about what you or a friend is experiencing and what options are out there. You can also remain anonymous!
Portland Metro Area Resources
1 (888) 235-5333
Portland Women’s Crisis Line, or PWCL, helps people of all genders experiencing dating abuse or sexual assault. They have a 24 hour crisis line that coordinates available domestic violence shelter space around the Portland Metro area. They also have an advocate on staff who works specifically with youth.
Proyecto Unica (503) 232-4448
The Sexual Assault Resource Center, or SARC, runs a 24-hours crisis line for teen and adult survivors of sexual assault or abuse. SARC also has a program that provides long-term support and case management for youth who’ve been forced to have sex for money.
Offers a 24-hour Spanish language crisis line, case management and advocacy, and Spanish language support groups.
Crisis Line: 503.281.2442
A domestic violence shelter in the Portland Metro area that houses women and their children. Bradley Angle House also has culturally specific services for women of color and the LGBTQ community.
Clackamas Women’s Services provides shelter and transitional support for women working to leave an abusive relationship.
A 24-hour crisis line for people experiencing or hoping to avoid a mental health crisis. They offer 24/7 crisis counseling with translation for non-English speakers and referrals to low-cost or sliding scale counseling agencies.
Child Abuse Reporting Hotline (Multnomah County)
24/7 service or can connect to a
Websites to learn more about teen dating violence, sexual assault, and healthy sexuality
www.loveisrespect.org — handbooks, quizzes and other resources as well as live chats with peer advocates
www.thatsnotcool.org — games, videos and an advice column focusing on digital abuse (i.e. demanding passwords to your facebook or myspace, constant texting, etc)
www.athinline.org — info and quizzes on teen dating abuse, especially digital abuse
www.plannedparenthood.org — sexual health resources for teens
www.scarleteen.com — information about teen sexuality