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Last weekend, some members of our CWS community attended the Women’s March in Portland and Washington, DC with their children, friends and/or family. CWS contends that a bipartisan coalition is critical to the development of policy that impacts the lives of the children, youth and adult survivors we serve. To …

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Clackamas Women’s Services, along with the Home Builders Foundation and other generous partners, broke ground on the Village of Hope in November.  The Village is the largest emergency shelter in the Portland Metro area for women escaping domestic violence, often with children in tow. It provides a safe home to …

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For more than 5 years, staff and volunteers from Clackamas Women’s Services have gathered during the week leading up to the holidays to set up displays of gifts ranging from baby blankets to headphones.  The holiday season can be an emotional, challenging for time for the families we serve, some …

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Financial abuse, a common aspect of domestic violence, can create profound barriers to leaving abusive relationships.  Financial abuse is a set of controlling behaviors around money and finances that abusers use to gain power over their partner. These behaviors include shutting a partner out of financial decisions, hiding family income, …

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