NEW! You can now provide direct support a Clatsop County survivor of intimate partner violence.
Learn more about our partnership with SafeNight here
The Harbor is Clatsop County’s sole advocacy center for survivors of domestic abuse, sexual assault and stalking. We believe you and are here to help. Our services are free and confidential.
We have a confidential shelter program in Clatsop County. The shelter is in a home-like environment and advocates are available to support survivors and provide case management. Shelter screenings are available 24/7 through our hotline 503.325.5735.
Resources and Advocacy
We believe that we can best serve our clients by building strong community partnerships so that each of the agencies in our community can focus on what they do best and together we work as a team to provide wrap-around services to meet client needs. Click here to see a list of just a few of our partners and resources.
Safety planning is a personalized, practical plan that includes ways to remain safe while in a relationship, when planning to leave the relationship, or after leaving. Safety planning isn’t just about physical safety, but also about your emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing. Comprehensive safety plans include ways to cope with trauma, how to talk to friends, family, landlords and employers about the abuse, legal options, preparing your children to leave, and more.
The Harbor provides free, confidential support groups for survivors of domestic and sexual violence of all genders throughout the year. Our support group offerings vary throughout the year, and focus on topics such as healthy coping skills, boundaries, trauma and healing through art, parental support, and intimacy following an assault. Click here for information about our current groups.
Sexual Assault Advocacy and Support
Our advocates listen and believe survivors of sexual violence, past and present. We provide accompaniment to medical care and forensic exams, and information about reporting options. Advocates can also provide information about trauma response and self-care, referrals to community resources and counseling options, assist with completing Crime Victims Compensation applications, and provide advocacy and accompaniment during interviews with law enforcement if the survivor chooses to make a report. The Harbor also provides emotional support and education to family members, partners, and friends as they manage the challenging role of helping their loved one cope in the aftermath of sexual violence.
The Harbor is about more than just a place to sleep or a shoulder to lean on. It’s about carefully planning with survivors so that they can safely and successfully leave an abusive relationship. It’s about providing holistic support and community that respects the identities, cultures, and goals of each survivor so that they feel empowered and in control over their lives. It’s about supporting survivors to be in their element, rebuilding self-love, self-worth, and self-trust.
The Harbor is here to help, but we can't do this work without the support of our community. Childcare, housing deposits, shelter costs, hotel stays, and relocation assistance all add up. Please consider donating to support local survivors today. Everyone deserves to live a life free from abuse.
The Harbor respectfully acknowledges that the land we occupy is the ancestral homeland of the Clatsop people, who are the Indigenous peoples of this land. Clatsop county rests on the 14 village sites of the Clatsop tribe who made their homes along the Columbia River and tended to these lands and waters for many generations. We reject the claim that this country was “discovered” by white settlers, and instead honor the Clatsop people who continue to be systematically erased by the whitewashing of history and unjust systems. Please join us in offering respect, humility, and gratitude to the Clatsop Indigenous people on whose land we reside.
What Survivors are Saying
"The advocates at the shelter helped me through some of the hardest things I’ve ever had to go though. They were respectful, gentle and compassionate with me and made me feel like I wasn’t alone."
"When I reached out to The Harbor, I was completely isolated and didn't know where to turn for help. I'm so glad that I called. They helped me make a plan for how to stay safe until I was ready to leave, and were there for me during the whole process."
"If a friend of mine was thinking of coming to The Harbor for support, I would say do it. It's unbelievable how much support I received. The advocates actually listened to me and helped me through this very hard transition."