Call 503-235-5333 or tollfree 1-800-235-5333 24 HOUR RESOURCES AND SUPPORT FOR SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE

Host a Benefit

Support PWCL by hosting a benefit or event! We’d love to work with you to help make your event a success. Whether it be a house party for friends, a fundraiser through your business, or an in-kind donation drive, we’re thrilled to help with events of any size. Simply fill out the form below and someone will get in touch to see how we can best support you.

Host a Benefit

Support PWCL by hosting a benefit or event! We’d love to work with you to help make your event a success. Whether it be a house party for friends, a fundraiser through your business, or an in-kind donation drive, we’re thrilled to help with events of any size. Simply fill out the form below and someone will get in touch to see how we can best support you.

Thank you for sharing your story!

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If you have questions regarding your submission, please contact our business office at 503-232-9751.

Thank you for sharing your story!

Your story has been sent. We appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us.

If you have questions regarding your submission, please contact our business office at 503-232-9751.

Share Your PWCL Story

This is the place to tell your PWCL story, which may be featured on the PWCL Blog or in Dialed In - the PWCL Newsletter. Whether you have volunteered, donated or accessed services - we want to hear from you!

Names and identifying details will be kept confidential unless explicit permission is given. Email addresses are not required. Please remember that communication over the internet is never 100% safe. If someone abusive might be monitoring your computer usage, please do not provide an email address.

Share Your PWCL Story

This is the place to tell your PWCL story, which may be featured on the PWCL Blog or in Dialed In - the PWCL Newsletter. Whether you have volunteered, donated or accessed services - we want to hear from you!

Names and identifying details will be kept confidential unless explicit permission is given. Email addresses are not required. Please remember that communication over the internet is never 100% safe. If someone abusive might be monitoring your computer usage, please do not provide an email address.

Board of Directors

Do you have expertise in marketing, human resources, finance, business, non-profits, or more? Have you been looking for an opportunity to utilize your skills while working towards a social justice cause? If so, the PWCL Board of Directors has been waiting for you.

The Board of Directors consists of a diverse group of individuals focused on leading PWCL into the future. At PWCL, we are always looking for dedicated individuals ready to give a small amount of their time, passion, and knowledge to the agency through leadership on the Board.

Board members are elected for two year terms. The Board of Directors meets once a month for approximately two hours. Board members are asked to donate a minimum of 10 hours per month by participating on at least one board committee, supporting PWCL fundraising and outreach efforts, making a personal financial gift, and representing PWCL in the community . Training for all board members is provided.

We are not recruiting new board members at this time. Please check back starting in February 2016 if you’re interested!.

Board of Directors

Do you have expertise in marketing, human resources, finance, business, non-profits, or more? Have you been looking for an opportunity to utilize your skills while working towards a social justice cause? If so, the PWCL Board of Directors has been waiting for you.

The Board of Directors consists of a diverse group of individuals focused on leading PWCL into the future. At PWCL, we are always looking for dedicated individuals ready to give a small amount of their time, passion, and knowledge to the agency through leadership on the Board.

Board members are elected for two year terms. The Board of Directors meets once a month for approximately two hours. Board members are asked to donate a minimum of 10 hours per month by participating on at least one board committee, supporting PWCL fundraising and outreach efforts, making a personal financial gift, and representing PWCL in the community . Training for all board members is provided.

We are not recruiting new board members at this time. Please check back starting in February 2016 if you’re interested!.

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How to Help: Make a Donation

There are multiple ways that you can lend your support to PWCL. Make a one-time gift, become a monthly supporter, host a PWCL House Party, donate your old cell phones or your old car, donate stock or include PWCL in your planned giving - the opportunities are abundant and every gift helps as we work to end domestic and sexual violence. With your generous support, we will ensure that there is always a voice on the other end of the phone when a survivor calls.

For information on the various ways you can donate to PWCL, please visit the Donate Section of our website.

¡Apoye a PWCL! Su donativo marca una diferencia cada hora del día, cada día del año.

Cada día en cada hora del día, mujeres en crisis marcan nuestro número. Cada día en cada hora del día, PWCL brinda apoyo, abogacía, recursos, derivaciones, actualizaciones al momento del cupo en albergues de violencia doméstica, abogacía en persona por agresión sexual, grupos de apoyo, transporte de emergencia y vivienda de emergencia. Las contribuciones generosas de personas como usted nos ayudan a mantener la cobertura crucial de 24 hora al día de nuestra línea de crisis mientras apoya la importante infraestructura que hace que nuestra agencia siga creciendo.

Existen maneras múltiples como puede prestar su apoyo a PWCL. Haga un donativo único, conviértase en un donador mensual, sea anfitrión de un Grupo de Invitados de PWCL, done sus teléfonos celulares viejos o su carro viejo, done acciones o incluya a PWCL en sus donativos planeados (las oportunidades son abundantes y cada donativo ayuda mientras trabajamos para terminar con la violencia doméstica y sexual). Con su generoso apoyo, garantizaremos que siempre exista una voz al otro lado del teléfono cuando un sobreviviente llame.

Para más información y para participar llame a la Directora de Desarrollo de PWCL, Linda Miles, al 503-872-8599 o por correo electrónico.

How to Help: Getting Involved at PWCL

Often times figuring out where to start is the hardest part of getting involved in a social change movement. For some people, simply making a donation of money or goods can be a way to become involved. At PWCL, we believe in building a community of people in which everyone is valued and has a worthwhile contribution to make, either financially or by simply donating your time. Whether you would like to work as an advocate on the front lines or if you would like to help out with event planning, we’re here every step of the way to support, educate and empower you to get involved in the movement to end domestic and sexual violence.

To learn more about our volunteer and donor opportunities, please click the links below:

Become a Volunteer Advocate

Become a Development or Admin Volunteer

Serve on the PWCL Board of Directors

Make a Donation

Find a Job at PWCL

How to Help: Getting Involved at PWCL

Often times figuring out where to start is the hardest part of getting involved in a social change movement. For some people, simply making a donation of money or goods can be a way to become involved. At PWCL, we believe in building a community of people in which everyone is valued and has a worthwhile contribution to make, either financially or by simply donating your time. Whether you would like to work as an advocate on the front lines or if you would like to help out with event planning, we’re here every step of the way to support, educate and empower you to get involved in the movement to end domestic and sexual violence.

To learn more about our volunteer and donor opportunities, please click the links below:

Become a Volunteer Advocate

Become a Development or Admin Volunteer

Serve on the PWCL Board of Directors

Make a Donation

Find a Job at PWCL

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Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in PWCL!

PWCL is currently hiring:

On-Call Crisis Line Specialist

On-Call Crisis Line Specialists provide crisis intervention, advocacy, information/referral, safety planning, assessment, and emotional support services through our crisis line to survivors of sexual and domestic violence in Multnomah County and the Tri-County area. Please see the attached job description for more information. PWCL is seeking On-Call Crisis Line Specialists with flexible schedules that may be available to work some weekend and holiday shifts. If you are interested in this position please send a letter of interest outlining your ability to meet the required qualifications for the position, a resume, and three professional references to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Download a full job description: On-Call CLS Job Description
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If you are interested in volunteering with us, please see the Volunteer Advocates page for more information.

PWCL recognizes that we live in an inherently racist culture and that many survivors experience racism on a daily basis. As a continuation of our work to dismantle all forms of oppression and provide equitable services, we are striving to become an anti-racist organization by applying the lens of racial justice to our work with individuals and institutions.

Oportunidades de Empleo

Ninguna en estos momentos.

Favor de regresar periódicamente para ver actualizaciones. ¿Preguntas? Llámenos a nuestra oficina al 503-232-9751 o envíenos un mensaje de correo electrónico .

Portland Women's Crisis Line

Become a Development or Admin Volunteer

Portland Women's Crisis Line

As PWCL advocates are on the front lines working with survivors of domestic and sexual violence, our development and administrative staff are busily working in our business office to provide financial and organizational security for our agency. You can join us in our work to help ensure that PWCL can continue providing vital services to survivors and their loved ones by becoming a Development or Administrative Volunteer.

Apply here!

Requirements and Duties of a Development or Admin Volunteer may include:

  • Support the Cell Phone Project by picking up donations, preparing phones for distribution, and promoting cell phone drives.
  • Participate in the Development Committee.
  • Help with the planning of our annual fundraising event, UNITE.
  • Assist in the planning of other fundraising events including house party fundraisers and benefit events.
  • Assist with organizing and preparing development materials including informational packets or mail appeals.
  • Serve as a PWCL volunteer representative at community fundraising events.
  • Assist in PWCL marketing efforts including participating in our agency utilizing online peer social networking sites, and more.
  • Attend a PWCL Orientation and other applicable trainings with Development or Administrative staff.

If you are interested in becoming a PWCL Development or Admin Volunteer please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Allison Curtis, for more information: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 503.232.9751 ext. 2011

Become a Development or Admin Volunteer

Portland Women's Crisis Line

As PWCL advocates are on the front lines working with survivors of domestic and sexual violence, our development and administrative staff are busily working in our business office to provide financial and organizational security for our agency. You can join us in our work to help ensure that PWCL can continue providing vital services to survivors and their loved ones by becoming a Development or Administrative Volunteer.

Apply here!

Requirements and Duties of a Development or Admin Volunteer may include:

  • Support the Cell Phone Project by picking up donations, preparing phones for distribution, and promoting cell phone drives.
  • Participate in the Development Committee.
  • Help with the planning of our annual fundraising event, UNITE.
  • Assist in the planning of other fundraising events including house party fundraisers and benefit events.
  • Assist with organizing and preparing development materials including informational packets or mail appeals.
  • Serve as a PWCL volunteer representative at community fundraising events.
  • Assist in PWCL marketing efforts including participating in our agency utilizing online peer social networking sites, and more.
  • Attend a PWCL Orientation and other applicable trainings with Development or Administrative staff.

If you are interested in becoming a PWCL Development or Admin Volunteer please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Allison Curtis, for more information: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 503.232.9751 ext. 2011

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Become a Volunteer Advocate

We are now accepting applications here for the Summer 2016 training. Thank you for your interest and patience. PWCL is a volunteer-driven agency that operates with the support of dedicated members and volunteers. Most volunteers interested in direct service advocacy start out by answering our crisis line. Volunteers may also help with community outreach, fund-raising efforts, the Board of Directors, or various projects as needed. To become a direct service volunteer (advocate) with PWCL, please review the requirements below and fill out a Volunteer Application.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

Click on one of these links for Community Engagement and Organizational Development volunteer positions:

Become a Development & Admin Volunteer
Join our Board of Directors

Direct Service Opportunities
    Overall Requirements
    • Complete Basic Advocacy Training (50-60 hours).
    • Minimum 1 year commitment.
    • Attend quarterly volunteer meetings.
    • 18 years or older, unless otherwise specified.
    • Complete a criminal background check.
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
    • Ability to provide equal services to individuals regardless of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sex, sexual orientation, economic background, religious belief, age, and/or ability.
    • Ability to provide information and referrals to a variety of resources, including abortion, without involving personal judgment, experiences, blame or religious/moral beliefs.
    • Ability to work effectively in a crisis-oriented environment.
    • Ability to create and uphold personal boundaries.
    • Belief in the rights of all individuals to self-determination and empowerment.
    • Excellent listening and communication skills.
    • Willingness to educate yourself about issues of interpersonal violence and systems of oppression.
    • Must be able to work alone with minimal supervision.
    • Access to a reliable vehicle, current insurance, and driver’s license preferred but not required.
    • Must have access to a telephone.
    • Work a minimum of 12 hours a month. 4 shifts a month are ideal but not required.
    Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Advocate
    • Provide over the phone advocacy, information and referrals to domestic violence and sexual assault survivors who call the 24-hour crisis line. This occurs on-site at the PWCL office, located at a confidential address.
    • Accurately obtain and record caller demographic information for use in identifying service and geographic needs of callers.
    • Commitment to ongoing resource knowledge and education in order to provide coordinated community responses.
    • Provide in-person advocacy and support, information and referrals to survivors and non-offending family and friends during medical exams and other meetings with participants as needed in the tri-county area.
    • Work collaboratively with area service providers such as Law Enforcement and medical personnel and submit any necessary feedback about these interactions to the Director of Services.
    • The crisis line operates 24- hours a day and one can choose to work between 7 am and 11 pm.
    Sex Worker Outreach Program
    • Help to support sex workers to be safe and healthy while respecting their rights and choices in all areas of their work. PWCL is a harm-reduction based agency.
    • Provide direct services to survivors of sexual assault who are working in the commercial sex industry and provide education to individuals and communities impacted by the sex industry.
    • Provide outreach to those working in the sex industry.
    • Attend the Sex Worker Outreach Coalition Meetings.
    • Organize hygiene and gift drives.
    • Organize awareness and educational events.
Contact Fawn Livingston-Gray, Volunteer Coordinator, for more information:
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 503.232.4176 Apply Here!

PWCL recognizes that we live in an inherently racist culture and that many survivors experience racism on a daily basis. As a continuation of our work to dismantle all forms of oppression and provide equitable services, we are striving to become an anti-racist organization by applying the lens of racial justice to our work with individuals and institutions.

Conviértase en un Intercesor Voluntario

“Nunca dude que un grupo pequeño de ciudadanos sensibles y comprometidos pueden cambiar el mundo; de hecho, es la única cosa que lo ha logrado.” - Margaret Mead

PWCL es una agencia de voluntarios operada con el apoyo de miembros y voluntarios dedicados. Los voluntarios pueden elegir prestar servicios directos como intercesores en la Línea de Crisis y/o en los Programas de Agresión Sexual. Los voluntarios también pueden ayudar con alcance comunitario, esfuerzos de recaudación de fondos, la Mesa Directiva o varios proyectos según sea necesario.

Para convertirse en un voluntario de servicio directo (intercesor) con PWCL, favor de revisar los requisitos a continuación y llenar una Solicitud de Voluntario disponible para ser descargada en la parte inferior de esta página. Haga clic en uno de estos enlaces para puestos de voluntario en Participación Comunitaria y Desarrollo Organizacional:

Conviértase en un Voluntario de Alcance
Conviértase en un Voluntario de Desarrollo y Administración
Únase a nuestra Mesa Directiva

Requisitos Generales para Todos los Voluntarios
• Completar la Capacitación de Abogacía Básica, 45 horas.
• Un compromiso mínimo de 6 meses; se prefiere de 1 año.
• Participar como voluntario 12 horas al mes.
• 18 años de edad o más, a menos que se especifique lo contrario.
• Completar una investigación de antecedentes penales.
• Capacidad para mantener la confidencialidad.
• Asistir a reuniones mensuales de voluntarios.
• Capacidad para brindar servicios equitativos a personas sin importar la raza, origen étnico, clase, identidad de género, sexo, orientación sexual, trasfondo económico, creencias religiosas, edad ni/o habilidad.
• Capacidad para brindar información y derivaciones a una variedad de recursos, incluyendo el aborto, y sin incluir las críticas, experiencias, culpa o creencias religiosas y morales personales.
• Capacidad para trabajar eficientemente en una atmósfera orientada a crisis.
• Capacidad para crear y mantener límites personales.
• Creer en los derechos para todas las personas de autodeterminación y facultad.
• Habilidades para escuchar y de comunicación excelentes.
• Estar dispuesto a ser educado acerca de los asuntos de la violencia doméstica y sexual.

Programa de la Línea de Crisis
• Brindar abogacía por teléfono, información y derivaciones a sobrevivientes de violencia doméstica y agresión sexual quienes llaman a la línea de crisis de 24 horas. Esto toma lugar en la oficina de PWCL, ubicada en una dirección confidencial.
• Obtener y registrar con exactitud la información demográfica de quien llama para usarla para identificar las necesidades de servicio y geográficas de quienes llaman.
• Compromiso al conocimiento y educación de recursos continuos para brindar respuestas comunitarias coordinadas.
• Colaborar con socios comunitarios y agencias policiales para brindar información completa y derivar a servicios para crisis.
• La línea de crisis opera las 24 horas del día y uno puede escoger trabajar entre las 7 a.m. y 11 p.m.
• Trabajar un mínimo de tres turnos al mes (12 horas en total).

Programa sobre Agresión Sexual
• Brindar intercesión y apoyo, información y derivaciones en persona a sobrevivientes y sus familiares y amigos que no hayan cometido el delito durante exámenes médicos y otras reuniones con participantes según sea necesario en el área de los tres condados.
• Brindar intercesión, planeación de seguridad, información y derivaciones por teléfono a sobrevivientes, amigos, familiares y miembros preocupados de la comunidad.
• Debe completar la Capacitación de Abogacía por Agresión Sexual.
• Debe tener 21 años de edad o más.
• Debe tener acceso a un vehículo fiable, seguro actual y licencia de conductor.
• Debe tener acceso a un teléfono. (Pager disponible para turnos con depósito, de necesitarse).
• Los turnos de Agresión Sexual son: 6 a.m.-12 p.m., 12 p.m.-6 p.m. y 6 p.m.-6 a.m.
• Trabajar un mínimo de dos turnos al mes (12 horas en total). 4 turnos al mes son lo ideal pero no es requerido.
• Debe ser capaz de trabajar solo con supervisión mínima.
• Trabajar colaboradoramente con proveedores de servicios locales tales como Agencias de Policía y personal médico y presentar cualquier reacción necesaria acerca de estas interacciones al Coordinador de Agresión Sexual.
• Documentar contactos y servicios y reportarse puntualmente con el Coordinador de Agresión Sexual.

Proyecto de Alcance para Trabajadores Sexuales
• Brindar alcance, administración de casos y abogacía a aquellos que trabajan en la industria del sexo. Este programa es parte de una colaboración con Outside In por medio de una Subvención de United Way.
• Brindar abogacía en persona en una clínica semanal con Outside In.
• Brindar servicios directos a sobrevivientes de agresión sexual que trabajan en la industria del sexo comercial y proporcionar educación a personas y comunidades impactadas por la industria del sexo. PWCL es una agencia basada en la reducción de daños.
• Ayudar a apoyar a trabajadores sexuales para ser seguros y saludables mientras respeta sus derechos y decisiones en todas las áreas de su trabajo.

Si le gustaría presentar una solicitud para convertirse en voluntario PWCL favor de hacer clic en el enlace a continuación para descargar una Solicitud de Voluntario en Microsoft Word. PWCL Volunteer Application 2008.doc