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The City of Portland, Oregon

Police Bureau

Sworn to protect. Dedicated to serve.

Phone: 503-823-0000

Non-Emergency: 503-823-3333

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

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10225 E. Burnside
Portland, OR 97216


Shelby Davidson, GirlStrength Director


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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 school year, GirlStrength offers nine week programs for girls in grades 5-8 as well as workshops for girls of all ages throughout the city.

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 7,000 girls in personal safety and violence prevention techniques.


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