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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 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. Since 2008, GirlStrength has trained approximately 6,500 girls in personal safety and violence prevention techniques.  Request a program

 Click here to see the Fall schedule! 

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 2 months ago
  • "A Touch of Sexual Assault" video by Kayley Dixon https://t.co/0vDqNB4SiL 3 months ago
  • Register now for our GirlStrength workshop on March 26 at Montavilla CC! Contact the Community Center to register at 503-823-4101 5 months ago
  • Register now for our GirlStrength workshop on March 26 at Montavilla CC! Contact the Community Center to register at 503-823-4101 5 months ago
  • Register now for our GirlStrength workshop on March 26 at Montavilla CC! Contact the Community Center to register at 503-823-4101 5 months ago