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    Our mission is to provide the WOU community with educational programming, information, and referral services designed to promote equity and non-violence. We embrace a feminist model that empowers all people to actively stand against all forms of violence, harassment, verbal abuse, discrimination, and hatred.


    We envision Western Oregon University promoting the core values of our namesake Abigail Scott Duniway and other feminists before us. We strive for social justice for all people– including a community free of oppression, violence, and inequality. We imagine a community that values learning about gender with the goal of empowering people to create/foster an inclusive and just society.


    The name Abby's House was chosen in honor of Abigail Scott Duniway, who fought for women's right to vote and own property predominantly in Oregon. She was the first woman to register to vote in Oregon.


    Center for Women and Families

    Abby’s House is a resource and referral center  available to persons of any gender. We offer  resources and referrals for a large variety of  issues. You can come here if you need help for  yourself, a family member, or friend. Our Advocates are not trained counselors, but they  refer individuals to the counseling center.

    We can help you with resources on a variety of  issues:

    Sexual Violence, Relationship Violence, Sexual  Harassment, Stalking, Stress and Anxiety,  Depression, Suicide, Women's Health, Breast  Cancer, Contraception, STD Testing, Substance  Abuse, Eating Disorders, Gender Identity, and  Child Abuse.

    Myth 1: Two Traumas

    Myth 2: Dialogue Walk

    Learn more about the CounterACT Violence Campaign created by Abby's House.

    Myth 3: The Invitation


    Named Gift Honoree Program

    Would you like to honor a graduate or give a meaningful gift for a special person on their anniversary or birthday?

    Honor some one special, and support the work we do, by giving a donation to Abby’s House in their name. With your donation, a card will be sent to the honoree acknowledging your gift to them.

    If you are interested in purchasing a named gift, please contact Abby's House at abbyshouse@wou.edu.

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