Safer Futures

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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:

  1. intervention, accompaniment and supportive services provided by an on-site advocate.
  2. case consultation, provider training and technical assistance.
  3. 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.


Project Locations

Battered Persons Advocacy | Everyone Deserves Peace at Home

Douglas County, Oregon

Battered Persons Advocacy, 1202 SE Douglas Ave, Roseburg, OR 97470

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Clackamas Women's Services

Clackamas County, Oregon

Clackamas Women's Services, 256 Warner Milne Rd, Oregon City, OR 97045

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The Harbor

Clatsop County, Oregon

The Harbor, 1361 Duane St, Astoria, OR 97103

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HAVEN - Help Against Violent Encounters Now

Wasco County, Oregon

Haven From Domestic Violence, 420 E 3rd St # 203A, The Dalles, OR 97058

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Tillamook County Women's Resource Center

Tillamook County, Oregon

Women's Resource Center, 1902 2nd St, Tillamook, OR 97141

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Volunteers of America

Multnomah County, Oregon

Volunteers of America Oregon Inc, 3910 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97214

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Women's Crisis Support Team

Josephine County, Oregon

Women's Crisis Support Team, Josephine County, Oregon

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  • 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

Key Partners

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.


Contact Information

Christine Heyen, Safer Futures Grant Coordinator

Crime Victims’ Services Division
Oregon Department of Justice
Direct: 503-378-5303
Front desk: 503-378-5348
Email: Christine.P.Heyen@doj.state.or.us

Information for Safer Futures Grantees


Funding Source

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health, Pregnancy Assistance Fund »


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.