Please note that K.A.W.S. is not a first responder resource. If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted in Jackson County, these are the numbers and sites to see. These are all FREE anonymous, actionable organizations with individuals who will help to support and inform you of options, be with you and walk you through your options. Also note that if reporting the assault to Ashland Police Department, you may call a trained Advocate to be with you during the entire process. This is important. Ashland PD should offer this to you. They should also give you an extensive brochure with information and resources.

We are also expanding this Resources page so that important agencies and contacts are here for the Ashland community and others may simply refer people to this link. In order to continue the 1:on:1 Coaching that was offered our first year, we will need extended task force members. If you’d like to volunteer for this offering, please use the contact form to reach out to us.

Starting Place:

Community Works HelpLine: (541) 779-4357.
24/7 access to a local sexual assault advocate for confidential support and advice by phone.
This number will connect you to a trained advocate who can listen to you.
Free support and resources will be offered if desired. You can be anonymous.

RAINN Online Hotline: or call 800.656.4673
Confidential and secure national online chat with a live, trained person (24/7).

Jackson County Sexual Assault Response Team, SART: (541) 840-0904

  • All SART services are free and available around the clock
  • Survivors are cared for quickly in private hospital rooms
  • Free medical screening, forensic evidence collection and immediate emotional support are available to all survivors who wish them
  • Police question survivors effectively and with understanding
  • Anonymous evidence collection is available to allow survivors time to decide whether or not to press charges
  • District attorney staff join the team if the case goes forward to trial
  • A follow-up advocate helps coordinate survivors’ follow-up care, case progress and healing.
  • Long-term healing groups are now available to help people manage their trauma and reclaim their lives.

Ashland Police Department:
Emergency: dial 911
Non-emergency: 541-552-5333
Ashland Police Department has a special “You Have Options” program for reporting, including the choice to report anonymously by computer.
Click here for more information on the special You Have Options Program:

The City of Ashland runs the NIXLE Alert Program Sign up at the link below and receive text alerts with various emergency notices.

Dial 211 or visit if you need help finding local resources like health and family service, food assistance or housing.

Oregon Health Plan:

Ashland Resource Center: 611 Siskiyou Boulevard, Suite 4, Ashland. 541-631-2235
The Ashland Community Resource Center is a centralized office that is available for homeless, at-risk individuals and families to receive assistance and the tools to support housing stability. Open Monday – Friday 9am-2pm.
Jobs for Justice – Peace Meals and Winter Shelter Programs
Southern Oregon Tenants Union
Jesse Sharpe

Jackson County Center for Nonprofit Legal Services: 541) 779-7291
225 W Main St,
Medford, OR 97501
Civil Rights, Consumer, Criminal and Divorce

Oregon Law Center
(541) 476-1058
424 NW 6th Street, Suite 102
Grants Pass, OR 97528
Civil Rights, Divorce, Employment and Family

Help Now Advocacy Center: 541-732-1911
33 N. Central Avenue #317, Medford 97510

Oregon Health Authority Emergency Numbers:

Medical or Fire Emergency911
Suicide Prevention1-800-273-TALK
Alcohol and Drug Helpline1-800-923-4357
Military Helpline1-888-457-4838
Poison Emergency1-800-222-1222
Domestic Violence Hotline1-800-799-SAFE
Sexual Assault Hotline1-800-656-HOPE
Report Abuse of a Child or Vulnerable Adult in Oregon1-855-503-SAFE