Improving the Health and Safety of Women and Children
Safer Futures is Oregon’s Pregnancy Assistance Funds (PAF) Grant ». The mission of Safer Futures is to reach women who are pregnant or have recently become parents, and who are victims of intimate partner violence (IPV). Connections are made through partnerships with Child Welfare, Public Health and local health care systems.
Safer Futures Strategies
Safer Futures supports seven projects located across the state. Each project implements three main strategies for the work, including:
- intervention, accompaniment and supportive services provided by an on-site advocate.
- case consultation, provider training and technical assistance.
- capacity building efforts designed to sustain the project beyond the grant funding.
Three projects share a focus on serving eligible women within Child Welfare systems. Four projects share a focus on serving eligible women within health care systems.
High Level Strategies
- Participant Level
- Provide women greater access to advocacy services by locating advocates on site at Child Welfare offices, Public Health departments and local health care clinics
- Provider Level
- Train Child Welfare staff and health care providers on how to identify, respond and effectively intervene on behalf of women affected by IPV
- Program Level
- Develop organizational capacity and advocate skill in delivering services and for providing training in Child Welfare and health care systems
- Policy Level
- Change how Child Welfare and health care systems understand and respond to IPV
- Develop strategic partnerships to support the vision and work of the project
- Establish a diverse and reliable funding base to sustain the project beyond the grant cycle
Safer Futures Sustainability Plan
Safer Futures is planning for sustainability by creating projects that are capable of maintaining services through transitions in funding streams.
- Safer Futures Sustainability Fact Sheet (PDF) »
- Safer Futures Sustainability Plan – Short Version (PDF) »
- Safer Futures Sustainability Plan – Full Version (PDF) »
Battered Persons Advocacy | Everyone Deserves Peace at Home
Douglas County, Oregon
Battered Persons Advocacy, 1202 SE Douglas Ave, Roseburg, OR 97470
Clackamas Women's Services
Clackamas County, Oregon
Clackamas Women's Services, 256 Warner Milne Rd, Oregon City, OR 97045
Clatsop County, Oregon
The Harbor, 1361 Duane St, Astoria, OR 97103
HAVEN - Help Against Violent Encounters Now
Wasco County, Oregon
Haven From Domestic Violence, 420 E 3rd St # 203A, The Dalles, OR 97058
Tillamook County Women's Resource Center
Tillamook County, Oregon
Women's Resource Center, 1902 2nd St, Tillamook, OR 97141
Volunteers of America
Multnomah County, Oregon
Volunteers of America Oregon Inc, 3910 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97214
Women's Crisis Support Team
Josephine County, Oregon
Women's Crisis Support Team, Josephine County, Oregon
- Battered Persons Advocacy | Everyone Deserves Peace at Home
- Clackamas Women's Services
- The Harbor
- HAVEN - Help Against Violent Encounters Now
- Tillamook County Women's Resource Center
- Volunteers of America
- Women's Crisis Support Team
- Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (OCADSV) »
- Oregon Department of Human Services »
- Oregon Health Authority »
- Portland State University Child Welfare Partnership »
- Portland State University Regional Research Institute »
- David Mandel & Associates, LLC »
- Futures Without Violence »
Co-Located Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence
This video explains the role and services of Safer Futures Fund advocates who are co-located at Child Welfare offices.
Christine Heyen, Safer Futures Grant Coordinator
Crime Victims’ Services Division
Oregon Department of Justice
Front desk: 503-378-5348
The project described is supported by Grant #1 SP1AH000019 from the Office of Adolescent Health. Contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Department of Health and Human Services or the Office of Adolescent Health.