Marie Ernst is proud to partner with the Oregon Coalition to ‘2 Help & 2 Heal’ to benefit survivors of domestic and sexual violence. With each purchase of a Marie Ernst bar of soap, $2 will be donated directly to the Oregon Coalition’s efforts of establishing a flexible fund for survivors of abuse across the state and across our country.
Domestic violence and sexual assault are pervasive and life-threatening crimes affecting millions of individuals across our nation regardless of age, economic status, race, religion, or education. Personal safety and economic security are inextricably linked for victims of domestic violence. For many victims, concerns over their ability to provide for themselves and their children are a significant reason for staying in or returning to an abusive relationship. Access to resources that increase economic stability are essential in rebuilding a life after abuse.
The Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence believes in the right of all persons to live their lives without fear, abuse, oppression and violence. We appreciate the diversity made possible by race, ethnicity, gender identity, ancestry, place of origin, color, citizenship, religion/spirituality, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family status, political affiliation and ability.
We engage in an ongoing process of analysis that sees all systems of oppression as interrelated and work to challenge the power structures that legitimize them and perpetuate injustices. We conduct education about the impact of the various oppressions. We examine and improve practices, policies and protocols, on an ongoing basis, to ensure compliance with this statement and encourage and enable member programs in their equity and inclusion efforts.
Founded in 1978, the Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to ending domestic and sexual violence through community awareness, specialized consultation, outreach and public policy efforts. These activities promote recognition of sexual and domestic violence, enhance statewide systemic responses to survivors and their families, and support innovative approaches to preventing domestic and sexual violence. Our mission promotes equity and social change in order to end violence for all communities. We seek to transform society by engaging diverse voices, supporting the self-determination of survivors and providing leadership for advocacy efforts. Oregon Coalition staff, board members and member agencies serve on multiple statewide committees, task forces and alliances to further our organizational mission.
For more information on The Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, or to make a tax-deductible donation, visit www.ocadsv.org.