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.
Abby’s House Advocate applications for the 2017-18 school year are out NOW!
Myth 2: Dialogue Walk
Learn more about the CounterACT Violence Campaign created by Abby's House.
SUPPORT ABBY'S HOUSE
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.