Community-based services 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 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.
Provide practical 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;
Comprehensive case management;
Referrals to medical and social services;
Referrals and advocacy in obtaining housing resources, including relocation assistance and emergency shelter;
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 if it is determined they meet the eligibility criteria for emergency shelter.