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¿necesita ayuda? 24-horas linea de crisis en español 1.855.938.0584
The crisis line number is not only for survivors but also friends, family member and community partners. Anyone that wants to learn about how they can best support a survivor in their life or has questions about our services is encouraged to call.
Our advocacy office is open Monday-Friday 9am-4pm. The office closes at noon on Wednesdays for staff trainings, but you can always reach us on our crisis line.
801 COMMERICAL ST.
ASTORIA, OR 97103
Our Domestic and Sexual Assault Response Team is comprised of individuals who are certified Advocates trained to provide emergency services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. At the request of the survivor, The Harbor’s D/SART team works in partnership with local law enforcement agencies and healthcare providers to meet with survivors 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to provide support, resources, and follow up after an incident of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking.
Confidential Emergency Shelter
The Harbor operates a safe and confidential shelter space. We can assess eligibility for safe housing and provide immediate, overnight shelter for survivors who are in need of a confidential location. The need for confidential emergency shelter is assessed on a case by case basis. Shelter screenings can be done 24 hours a day through our hotline or by coming into our Advocacy Center during business hours.
Safety planning is a fluid on-going conversation between a survivor and an advocate to discuss options for keeping a survivor safe whether, the survivor is staying in the relationship or planning to leave. These plans are specific to each individual survivor and their unique needs. Safety planning highlights strategies the survivor may already be implementing to keep themselves and their children safe, as well as identifies areas where changes can be made to increase safety. Advocates are well trained to put together plans that can include safety planning about technology, preparing to leave, relocating to other states or safe houses, obtaining transportation costs, applying for orders of protection, and much more.
The Harbor provides free and confidential support groups throughout the year. We offer groups for adult survivors of domestic violence, survivors who experienced sexual assault and anyone healing from trauma. Support groups are open to people of all genders and sexualities. Click here for details on our current groups.
Because we are trained in the process, we are happy to help anyone in the community in filling out protection order paperwork regardless of whether or not your case involves domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking. Harbor advocates are not lawyers and can only assist in filling in restraining order paper work and sharing information about the court process. Advocates can not assist with legal decisions referrals are available for legal assistance This services is available in our drop-in advocacy center at 801 Commercial St. Astoria, OR. and an appointment is not required. Click here for current hours and contact information.
Advocates at the Harbor are knowledgeable about local community resources and have formed strong community partnerships with other community agencies so that we can work with survivors to decide which referral may be best for them and assist them in accessing needed services. Click here to see a list of just a few of our partners and resources.
ACCOMPANIMENT to the Hospital
After an incident of domestic violence or a sexual assault has occurred, you may choose to go to the hospital to have injuries checked out or for a Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SANE). This is an examination that addresses injuries and STI prophylaxis after a sexual assault and may involve the collection of evidence for a court case if the survivor chooses to report. The cost of this examination is covered by the Oregon Save Fund.( Hyper link inserted)
Both Columbia Memorial Hospital and Seaside Providence automatically offer to call a Harbor advocate if you come to the hospital for these reasons.
Advocates can explain the process for the sexual assault forensic examination, discuss options and resources, safety plan, and to provide emotional support and follow up.