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Sworn to protect. Dedicated to serve.

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 any youth who identifies  as a girl, or whose gender expression is female, fluid or non conforming. Learn More! Throughout the year, GirlStrength offers nine week programs for girls in grades  5-8. We  share the same philosophy as our sister program, WomenStrength, and offer  empowerment self-defense classes and personal safety workshops all over Portland.  Click here to see the 2016-17 schedule!  Since 2008, GirlStrength has trained approximately 6,500 girls in personal safety and violence prevention techniques. Request a program

BECOME A SELF-DEFENSE INSTRUCTOR FOR WOMENSTRENGTH AND GIRLSTRENGTH

Apply Now! 

New Volunteer Training starts February 4, 2017

View the 2017 Training dates and more!  

Did you know that you can Donate to GirlStrength?

 

 

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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Want to keep up with GirlStrength? Follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook!

 

 

Twitter

  • Almost a third of mass shooting deaths in 2015 were related to domestic violence: https://t.co/vNHUl2CW2V 3 months ago
  • "A Touch of Sexual Assault" video by Kayley Dixon https://t.co/0vDqNB4SiL 4 months ago
  • Register now for our GirlStrength workshop on March 26 at Montavilla CC! Contact the Community Center to register at 503-823-4101 6 months ago
  • Register now for our GirlStrength workshop on March 26 at Montavilla CC! Contact the Community Center to register at 503-823-4101 6 months ago
  • Register now for our GirlStrength workshop on March 26 at Montavilla CC! Contact the Community Center to register at 503-823-4101 6 months ago