PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Domestic violence during the pandemic is an on-going issue and one report cited an increase of domestic violence incidents after stay-at-home orders.
Domestic violence incidents increased 8.1% after jurisdictions forced pandemic-related lockdown orders. That’s according to the National Commission on Covid-19 and Criminal Justice, a review of 12 U.S. studies, most of which included data from multiple cities.
It said the specific reasons are unclear but lockdowns and pandemic-related economic impacts likely exacerbated factors typically associated with domestic violence. Those reasons include increased male unemployment, stress associated with childcare and homeschooling and increased financial insecurity.
The report cited people’s use of alcohol and other substances as coping strategies.
If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, here are some local resources:
YMCA of Clark County: 11324 N.E. 51st Cir, Vancouver, Wash.
The center has a 24-hour crisis line, emergency shelter and other resources available. Local: 360-695-0501 (accepts collect calls) and toll-free: 800-695-0167.
Vancouver Crime Victim Services Center: 3600 Main St., Suite 200, Vancouver, Wash
People can access education and assistance services for victims navigating the civil and criminal justice system. Other services include assistance obtaining criminal or civil orders.
Services are provided regardless of immigration status and you can access services even if the crime was not reported to law enforcement.
Phone: (360) 694-5624
Portland Crime Victim Service Center: 7931 NE Halsey St., Suite 210, Portland, Ore.
The center has the same services as the other location in Vancouver. Other services not mentioned above include safety planning and support to family members or friends of the victim who are also impacted by the crime.
Phone: (971) 888-7830
Bradley Angle Emergency Shelter: 5432 N Albina Ave., Portland, 503-281-2442
Casa Hogar (Español) (Los Niños Cuentan/CWS), 503-933-7840 o 503-974-9882
Raphael House: 503-222-6222
Salvation Army West Women’s & Children’s: 503-224-7718
To view more domestic violence resources in Multnomah County, click here.
Monika’s House/Domestic Violence Resource Center: 735 S.W. 158th Ave #100, Beaverton, 503-469-8620
24-hour crisis line at 503-469-8620 or 1-866-469-8600.
Washington County Victims’ Advocate: 503-846-3026
Family Justice Center of Washington County: 735 S.W. 158th Ave., Suite 100, Beaverton, (503) 430-8300
DVERT (Domestic Violence Enhanced Response Team): 9101 S.E. Sunnybrook, Clackamas
Victim assistance line: 503-557-5846
Clackamas Women’s Services: 256 Warner Milne Road, Oregon City, 503-654-2288,
Center for Hope and Safety: 605 Center St. N.E, Salem, 503–378–1572
The center offers support to victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and human trafficking.
Marion County Victim Assistance: 503-588-5253 or 1-866-780-0960
Tides of Change: 1902 2nd St., Tillamook,
The organization offers a 24-hour crisis hotline, emergency shelter, support groups, legal advocacy and more. Crisis hotline: 503-842-9486.
The Harbor: 801 Commercial St., Astoria, 503.325.3426
24/7 crisis line available.
SAFE of Columbia County: 164 Little St., St. Helens
27/7 crisis line: 503-397-6161
Henderson House: 610 S.E. First St., McMinnville, 503-472-0244
24-hour crisis line: 503-472-1503
Haven From Domestic Violence: 420 E 3rd St. #203A, The Dalles, 541-296-1662
My Safe Place: 934 S.W. 8th St., Newport, 541-994-5959
It offers domestic, sexual and dating violence intervention and prevention programs.
CARE Program: 201 SE Swan Ave. PO Box 549, Siletz, 541-444-9680
24-hour crisis hotline: 541-994-5959
The program offers safe, confidential and culturally appropriate education and advocacy services for Native American victims of domestic violence. It also helps people suffering from sexual assault, dating violence and stalking.
People can receive help with personal protective orders, shelter or housing.
Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence, 2208 S.W. 3rd St., Corvallis, 541-758-0219
The center offers legal advocacy, a 24-hour emergency shelter, crisis response among other services.
Crisis & Support Line:
541-754-0110 or 800-927-0197