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Phone: 503-823-0000

Fax: 503-823-0342

Non-Emergency: 503-823-3333

1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

GirlStrength

 

Welcome to GirlStrength!

GirlStrength is a free violence prevention program offered through the Family Services Division of the Portland Police Bureau. GirlStrength is designed to meet the developmental needs of  youth ages 10-17. The programs, workshops and classes are inclusive and offered to all  youth who identify as female; or whose gender expression is female, fluid or non conforming. GirlStrength offers nine week programs for grades  5-8 and a new high school program for grades 9-12. GirlStrength shares the same philosophy as its sister program, WomenStrength, and offers holistic self-defense classes and personal safety workshops throughout the city of Portland. Since 2008, GirlStrength has trained approximately 6,500 girls and 200 boys in personal safety and violence prevention techniques.  

 

 

GirlStrength partners with the #IAm Campaign

In 2015, GirlStrength partnered with East Portland Community Center and IRCO (Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization) on the #IAm Campaign. This campaign - now called #teenforce - was part of the Mayor's Initiative for Portland's Youth.

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  • Register now for our GirlStrength workshop on March 26 at Montavilla CC! Contact the Community Center to register at 503-823-4101 1 month ago
  • Register now for our GirlStrength workshop on March 26 at Montavilla CC! Contact the Community Center to register at 503-823-4101 1 month ago
  • Register now for our GirlStrength workshop on March 26 at Montavilla CC! Contact the Community Center to register at 503-823-4101 1 month ago
  • Register now for our GirlStrength workshop on March 26 at Montavilla CC! Contact the Community Center to register at 503-823-4101 1 month ago
  • A great article on equity and what it means to be culturally enhancing: https://t.co/mqvvv9dECI 1 month ago