Rotary Club of Portland: Service Above Self

Domestic Violence Solutions

Domestic Violence Solutions

Support and resources for local domestic violence agencies

What is the Domestic Violence Solutions Committee?

The Domestic Violence Solutions Committee of the Rotary Club of Portland is dedicated to raising community awareness of the extent, seriousness, and cost of domestic violence in Portland and the rest of the U.S.; providing support and resources to agencies serving SURVIVORS and perpetrators of domestic violence; and working to prevent domestic violence.


Watch one woman's story


Lay Down Your Life. The Cost of Freedom from Delphine Criscenzo on Vimeo.

Watch Liysa Swart's presentation to The Rotary Club of Portland here.


Important Resource Downloads

DVS Resource
DVS Pledge
DVS Discussion Questions
DVS Top 10

Why Rotarians Should Pay Attention to Domestic Violence

Peace Starts at Home

More than 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men in the U.S. are physically, emotionally, or sexually abused in their lifetime. Domestic violence affects people of all ages, race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, and sexual orientation. You have already come into contact with numerous survivors of abuse. They are all around you.

There are things we can do as Rotarians to help reduce violence. We are leaders in our communities and we can help.


Connect with Domestic Violence Organizations
Bring Domestic Violence speakers to your Club
Take it public

If you are in crisis, please call

The National DV Hotline: 1.800.799.SAFE

The Portland Women’s Crisis Line: 503.235.5333 

Resource List: Click Here