We have expanded this Resources page so that the Ashland community and other locations may address a multitude of challenges with by connecting with the resources here. Please feel free to share this site link with others.  In our first year 2018, we received so many contacts from Women in Ashland with accountings of harassment and violence in many forms that in order to continue that 1:on:1 Coaching and Guidance we will need additional task force members.  If you’d like to volunteer for this offering, please use the contact form to reach out to us.  

PLEASE NOTE:  You do not need to be assaulted to report your experience to Ashland Police Department.  APD and K.A.W.S. encourages reporting for any circumstance that is experienced as threatening or  suspicious.  All reports are entered into a data base and information available for future incidences, if they occur.  We realize that only the Woman involved knows what’s best for her, and we support and honor that decision completely. 

We also have an ongoing physical layout survey of Ashland in order for Women to inform K.A.W.S. of areas of specific danger or threat.  Please contact us if you require assistance in circumstances that feel unclear once reviewing these resources.   

 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.

 

Resources:

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: online.rainn.org 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
http://www.jacksoncountysart.org/help-hospital-care-support-and-reporting-after-a-rape-sexual-assault/

  • 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:
https://www.reportingoptions.org/ashland-pd-oregon

The City of Ashland runs the NIXLE Alert Program Sign up at the link below and receive text alerts with various emergency notices.
https://www.ashland.or.us/News.asp?NewsID=4027

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

Oregon Health Plan: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/hsd/ohp/pages/index.aspx

Ashland Resource Center: 611 Siskiyou Boulevard, Suite 4, Ashland. 541-631-2235
https://www.accesshelps.org/welcome-to-access/services/get-help-with-housing/ashland-community-resource-center/
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.
 
Parker House Ashland: Supporting Women, Children and Families in need of Housing.  Mentoring, counseling, trauma support, transitional housing and job assistance.  ParkerHouseAshland.com  
 

Southern Oregon Jobs with Justice, SOJwJ – Peace Meals (and Winter Shelter Programs, winter only): 
Works on the issue of food insecurity and organizes community meals five days per week.  For more information join “Ashland Peace Meals” on facebook, or call Jason at  541-831-8141.

Southern Oregon Tenants Union
Jesse Sharpe
 

Help with Oregon Health Plan, Medicaid, OHP: 
Rogue Community Health, Tara Miller
541-842-7753, tmiller@roguech.org.  Also walk-ins welcome. 
La Clinica Medical Center OHP Liason, Appointments required:
541-535-6239

 

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
1-800-273-8255
Alcohol and Drug Helpline1-800-923-4357
Military Helpline1-888-457-4838
Youthline1-877-968-8491
Poison Emergency1-800-222-1222
Domestic Violence Hotline1-800-799-SAFE
1-800-799-7233
Sexual Assault Hotline1-800-656-HOPE
1-800-656-4673
Report Abuse of a Child or Vulnerable Adult in Oregon1-855-503-SAFE
1-855-503-7233