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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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Portland Area Resources

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Some Portland Area Resources
Crisis Services/Servicio de Crisis
  • Portland Women's Crisis Line
    503-235-5333 (24 hour crisis line);
    503-232-9751 (business)
    emphasis on violence against women
  • La Linea De Crisis Para La Mujer
  • El Programa Hispano
    503-669-8350 (Linea de Crisis y de negocio)
  • Mental Health Crisis Line (Multnomah County)
    503-215-7082 (24 hour crisis line)
    emphasis on mental health counseling & services
  • Senior Helpline
    503-248-3646 (24 hour line)
Police Service in the City of Portland/
Servicio de Policia en la Cuidad de Portland
  • Emergency response /respuesta de emergencia
    9-1-1 (24 hour line)
  • Non-emergency response/si no es de emergencia llame
    503-823-3333 (24 hour line with voice mail menu)
  • General information/Information and Referral
    503-823-4636 (9:00am - 6:00pm)
    TDD 503-823-4736
  • Domestic Violence Reduction Unit (DVRU)
    503-823-0090 (8:00am - 4:00pm)
  • Especialista de Relacciones en la Comunidad Hispana
    en la unidad de Reduccion de Violencia Domestica

Restraining Order Information
  • Multnomah County 503-248-3943
  • Washington County 503-846-3830
  • Clackamas County 503-655-8616
  • Clark County, Washington 1-360-696-0167
Domestic Violence Shelters for Women
  • Bradley-Angle House (wheelchair accessible)
    503-281-2442 (24 hour crisis line);
    503-281-3540 (business)
  • Clackamas Women's Services (wheelchair accessible)
    503-654-2288 (24 hour crisis line);
    503-654-2807 (business)
  • Raphael House
    503-222-6222 (24 hour crisis line);
    503-222-6507 (business)
  • SafeChoice (wheelchair accessible)
    1-360-695-0501 (24 hour crisis line)
    1-360-696-0167 (business)
  • Shelter- Domestic Violence Resource Center/
    Refugio de Violencia Domestica

    503-640-1171 (24 hour crisis line/24 horas linea de Crisis);
    503-640-5352 (business/de negocio)
  • Volunteers of America Family Center
    503-232-6562 (business line)
     (24 hour crisis line)
  • West Women's and Children's Shelter (wheelchair accessible)
    503-24-7718 (24 hour crisis and business line)
  • YWCA (wheelchair accessible)
    503-294-7400 (24 hour intake and business line)
Support Groups -Domestic Violence
  • Bradley-Angle House (a wide variety of groups)
    503-281-2442 (crisis);
    503-281-3540 (business)
    503-232-7805 (groups & outreach)
  • Portland Women's Crisis Line (for drop-in group or referrals)
    503-235-5333 (crisis);
    503-232-9751 (business)
Support Groups - Adults Molested As Children
  • Lutheran Family Services (group for men)
  • Portland Women's Crisis Line (for referrals to groups)
    503-235-5333 (crisis);
    503-232-9751 (business)
  • Volunteers of America - Home Free Program (referrals to groups)
    503-232-6562 (business line)
Support Groups - Rape
  • Portland Women's Crisis Line
    503-235-5333 (crisis);
    503-232-9751 (business)
Rape Victim Advocates
  • Multnomah County  503-988-3222
  • Washington County 503-640-5311
  • Clackamas County 503-655-8616
  • Clark County, Washington 1-360-696-0167
Sexual Abuse of Children -Reporting
  • Oregon - Child Abuse Hotline/Child Protective Services
    503-731-3100 (24 hour hotline)
  • Washington - Child Protective Services
    1-360-696-6678 (24 hour hotline)
Sexual Abuse of Childred - Evaluations
  • CARES Northwest (Child Abuse Response and Evaluation Services)
Sexual Abuse of Childred - Prevention
  • "Kids Can" - Community Advocates
Guidelines for Selecting a Women's Self-Defense Class
In the Portland Metropolitan Area, a variety of self-defense programs are listed in the yellow pages under the heading "Self-Defense." When selecting a program, use your gut feeling every step of the way to help you sift through the choices. A program's advertising and the references provided by the program do not give a full picture of the instruction you will receive or the experience that you will have. Talk with friends of friends who have taken classes to gain a more complete picture of what you might experience. Take classes from more than one program to diversify your skills and to develop your personal philosophy and safety strategies.
Your experience in self-defense training should be emotionally "safe." You should feel supported in making choices right for you, and should never be pressured to disclose information that you consider personal. Use your intuition to help you identify if any uneasiness is due to discomfort with your instructors or is due to normal anxiety that arises when confronting fears.
Self-defense training is both challenging and fun, and has the potential to change women's views of themselves and their lives. Enjoy your search for training that is a good fit for you!
Copies of "NCASA Guidelines for Choosing a Women's Self-Defense Course" published by the National Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NCASA) can be requested from the Portland Police Bureau's WomenStrength Program at 503-823-0260, or can be viewed on this website.
Revised February 2007