Each Tuesday this September, 10% of our sales at She Bop will go to Call to Safety (formerly Portland Women’s Crisis Line). Founded in 1973, Call to Safety was one of the first five sexual violence crisis lines in the United States. Their mission is to end domestic and sexual violence by providing confidential support services and education to empower their community.
Call to Safety provides a comprehensive 24/7 crisis line, follow-up advocacy for survivors, support groups, community outreach and education, and sexual assault medical advocacy. They can support crisis line callers in any language through their international language bank, and connect survivors to local culturally-specific resources or co-advocacy.
Call to Safety advocates provide every caller with a needs assessment, peer support, safety planning, crisis intervention, and information and referrals to community resources. Their advocates work with specific populations to provide culturally relevant and specialized services for survivors experiencing houselessness, survivors with developmental and intellectual disabilities, survivors that identify as LGBTQ+, and survivors that experience mental illness. All of their advocates are trained to support sex workers.
Call to Safety is an invaluable asset to our community, and we are honored to be able to give back to them for the tireless work that they do.