are available at our drop-in center which is located at 1902 Second Street in
Tillamook, Oregon. This program is a vital component in a comprehensive service
system for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and
stalking -- especially for those who still live with their abusers and for those
who have left the relationship but who can benefit from counseling, support and
advocacy services. Post-shelter followup services can enhance the probability
of a victim's successful transition to a violence-free lifestyle.
By assisting victims early
in the cycle of violence, we hope to prevent the progression of the violence
and the trauma that it brings. Our services can reduce the need for shelter
services and stimulate long-term benefits for victims and their children. With
an early intervention/prevention focus, outreach services offer a
cost-effective and less disruptive alternative to serving the high percentage
of domestic violence victims who are not currently in imminent physical danger
and who seek support in reducing or eliminating the abuse in their lives.
Through the community-based
program, domestic violence advocates provide comprehensive services to victims
and their children. Services are provided free of charge. The primary goals are to:
Ensure a victim's safety.
Help victims understand
the dynamics of domestic violence.
Assist victims in
identifying and dealing with their safety and circumstances by exploring
available options to help them improve their situation.
information regarding resources.
Support and promote a
victim's ability to make her own choices.
Safety assessment and
planning, including helping the victim develop her own safety plan;
Individual and group peer
Referrals to medical and
Referrals and advocacy
in obtaining housing resources, including relocation assistance and emergency
Assistance in completing
a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO);
Life skills training
(financial literacy and empowerment, coping with stress, and other topics).
Clients who receive community-based services also have access to Pacific House emergency shelter and
residential living facility if it is determined they meet the eligibility
criteria for emergency and/or transitional shelter.