Shelter From the Storm advocacy services are free and confidential. Advocates are trained to listen, provide emotional support, and accurate information, support your decisions and choices, and work to help survivors achieve their goals.
Emergency Crisis Line:
Our 24-hour crisis line is safe and confidential. It is operated by staff and trained volunteers who will be able to provide accurate information regarding domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, along with appropriate referrals and safety planning. We accept collect calls. 541-963-9261
Crisis Intervention and Response:
Short-term, immediate assistance and advocacy given by phone or in person to victims of abuse by trained volunteers or staff who respond to the crisis and safety needs of victims of abuse and their family members. Transportation and accompaniment to seek medical care, access emergency shelter, non-judgmental emotional support, immediately needed information and referrals, safety planning, and networking with other agencies and emergency resources.
Legal and Court Advocacy:
Free assistance to victims, at their request, in legal matters relevant to their situation, this includes accompanying the victim to sessions with law enforcement, attorneys, court proceedings, and with filling out forms for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and/or stalking.
Advocates can work with survivors to address problems and barriers within systems such as; the judicial system, health care providers, educational system or social service system- or within specific agencies or entities such as law enforcement, District Attorney’s office, or the Department of Human Services (DHS). The goal is to assist the survivor in achieving her/his desired outcome, and to improve system response to all survivors.
Shelter From the Storm provides temporary, confidential, and non-violent shelter, for up to ten victims and their children of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Services also include; advocacy and survivor support services.
Sexual Assault Response Team: Multidisciplinary and victim-centered first response team working with community partners to assist victims of sexual assault in Union County.
Shelter From the Storm receives a monthly food donation from the Oregon Food Bank. Our food bank is available to anyone and everyone living in Union County and is accessible during office hours. Shelter From the Storm also accepts food donations from other individuals and groups. Our food bank is stocked with the basic staples such as; rice, beans, noodles and soups. However, we are usually in constant need of items like milk, peanut butter, juice, meat, bread, canned vegetables and fruits, and healthy snacks. We also accept non-food items. See our Wish list.
Providing community education and promoting public awareness through tabling events and community outreach.
Soup Supper - The last Saturday in February
Sexual Assault Awareness Month - April
3 Rivers Race
Domestic Violence Awareness Month - October
Christmas Giving Program- December
These are a few of the trainings Shelter From the Storm offers, but can also tailor a presentation to meet the needs of your business. If you would like to schedule a training/presentation for your staff feel free to give us a call.
Community Awareness Training
Crisis Line Training
Sexual Assault Response Team advocacy training