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
Watch Liysa Swart’s presentation to The Rotary Club of Portland here.
Important Resource Downloads
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.