Hope for families

HOPE FOR FAMILIES is a support group for women who have been or are in abusive relationships.

Definition of Abuse:

A pattern of coercive and controlling behaviors and tactics used by one person over another to gain power and control.

Questions to ask yourself:

Am I afraid of my partner?
Does my partner call me names and put me down?
Do I feel cut off from my friends and families?
Do I feel forced into sexual activity?
Does my partner blame me and demand that I try harder to please him?
Does my partner hit, kick, pinch, shove or hurt me in other ways?
Does my partner hit, kick, punch holes in walls, furniture?
Has my partner injured my pets?
Are my children used as pawns to control my behavior?
Are my children terrified of my partner?
Is my partner really nice sometimes and really mean other times?
Am I afraid to go home?
Do I feel that everything is my fault?
Am I afraid to leave my partner because of the consequences that would follow?
Have any of my close friends or family members suggested that I move out?
Do I avoid close relationships?
Does my partner use finances as a means to control me?
Does my partner try to make me the crazy one?

“But he said he was sorry. He totally cried this time!! I’ve never seen him broken like this before, he was so sincere!.. ”

Sincerity is about words.
Repentance is about change.
For most of us, we want so badly to believe that this time is ‘the’ time it will be different that we often confuse that hope with reality.
You are not alone.

Please call Sue at 503.661.4444 ext 556 for more information.

Other Resources and important numbers

Emergency dispatch: 911

Domestic Violence Resource Center Crisis Line: 503.469.8620 or toll free 866.469.8600
Portland Women’s Crisis Line: 503.235.5333 or toll free 888.235.5333
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800.799.SAFE
Sexual Assault Resource Center Crisis Line: 503.640.5311
National Child Abuse Hotline: 800.4ACHILD

Child Abuse Hotline:503.681.6917
Child Abuse Report Line: 503.648.8951
Oregon Legal Services: 503.648.7163
Oregon VINE: 877.674.8463
Restraining and stalking orders: 503.846.3020
Senior Hotline: 503.248.3446