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Center for Women and Families
Werner University Center 108A
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.
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 find resources for a variety of issues:
Sexual Violence, Relationship Violence, Sexual Harassment, Stalking, Stress and Anxiety, Depression, Suicide, Women's Heath, Breast Cancer, Contraception, STD Testing, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorders, Gender Identity, and Child Abuse
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In other exciting news...
Our Abby's House grant proposal for a Media Campaign Against Sexual Violence was approved by the Western Oregon University Foundation Competitive Grant Program. The $1500 award will be used to create a three-pronged media campaign to increase education about sexual violence and bystander intervention.
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?
This is an opportunity to honor someone by giving a donation to Abby’s House while supporting the work we do.
When you honor a special person with your donation, you will receive a donor card to give to the honoree, or we can send the donor card directly to the honoree.
If you are interested in purchasing a named gift, please contact us at Abby's House.
How Abby’s House got its Name
The name Abby's House was chosen in honor of Abigail Scott Duniway: she fought long and hard in Oregon and nationally for the rights of women, including the right to vote and the right to own property. Her brother, who was the editor of The Oregonian, was opposed to women’s suffrage, as was his newspaper. So, she started her own newspaper, The New Northwest. She also raised 6 children, and supported the family as a teacher and business owner, after her husband was disabled 4 years into their marriage. She lived parts of her adult life in Yamhill, Clackamas and Linn Counties.