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Holiday Gift Program 2017

12 October 2017 | 11:17 am

Holidays are right around the corner and you can help  brighten the holiday season for CARDV families.  Each year we host a Holiday Gift Program where clients choose unwrapped gifts donated by the community to give at their own holiday celebrations. CARDV clients tell us: “I don't know ...

Beans for Bags benefit

11 October 2017 | 4:45 pm

CARDV is pleased to be a recipient of First Alternative Co-Op's "Beans for Bags" program. If you are not familiar with the program, for each bag a customers reuses, First Alternative Co-Op gives the customer a token.  You then place the token in the collection container for the charity ...

Agency Update - Fall 2017

11 October 2017 | 10:22 am

After many months of looking, I am happy to announce that we have opened an office in Linn County.   The Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital and the advocacy of many others made it possible for administration to designate office space for survivors to meet with a CARDV Advocate.  ...

Managing Your Online Location Settings

10 October 2017 | 10:35 am

In our series on how to stay safe while using technology, the last newsletter discussed “technology-facilitated stalking.”  (If you missed that article, you can find it by clicking here. )To follow-up, here are some of the features of major mobile applications (also called apps) that are available, why they ...

Purple Streamers for Survivors

1 October 2017 | 5:27 pm

Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) was launched nationwide in October 1987 as a way to connect and unite individuals and organizations to end domestic violence.  This year marks the 30th anniversary of DVAM.  Much progress has been made to support survivors, hold abusers accountable and create social change to ...

Cell Phone Donations

1 October 2017 | 2:54 pm

Emergency cell phones are always needed and serve as a lifeline to those living under the threat of violence.  It is vitally important for victims of domestic violence  to have a way to immediately contact police and emergency services.  Donated cell phones are reprogrammed to dial 911 ...

Corvallis Elks Burger benefit

29 September 2017 | 3:15 pm

Every Wednesday during the month of October, the Elks Lodge #1413 Corvallis will donate $1 from each burger purchased to support CARDV services.  You do not need to be a member to participate.Corvallis Elks #14131400 NW 9th St, Corvallis(541) 758-0222...

Football Parking

9 August 2017 | 9:23 am

Are you a Beaver Football fan?  Park at Stover, Evey and Jackson (8th and Western) on game days and a portion of proceeds will benefit CARDV services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence.  Kiwanis Sunrisers are graciously providing the volunteers, and Stover, Evey and Jackson is ...

Volunteers of the Year 2017

5 July 2017 | 10:36 am

Volunteers play a vital role in providing services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence.  We are pleased to announce our Volunteers of the Year: Angela Waetje and Libby McCormick!  Angela and Libby have gone above and beyond this last year in their service by assisting shelter residents, ...

Agency Update - Summer 2017

29 June 2017 | 11:22 am

Many community partners help CARDV deliver services to survivors.  One partnership I would like to highlight is with South Albany High School (SAHS).  This spring, SAHS invited CARDV to be involved with a pilot program, Rebels Rising.  This was a great way for CARDV to talk about ...

Using Technology Against Us

26 June 2017 | 3:03 pm

Social media and technology make it easy to communicate and stay connected with other people regardless of where they are located.  Unfortunately, someone who is abusive can use this technology to stalk, harass, and control their partner.  In what is being coined as “technology-facilitated stalking” abusers can use ...

Safe Families Breakfast 2017

31 May 2017 | 1:14 pm

Please join us for our 11th Annual Safe Families Breakfast fundraising event:Tuesday, October 3, 20177:30-8:30a(Coffee served at 7a)CH2MHill Alumni Center, Oregon State University(26th and Western, Corvallis.  Click here for map.) Parking at OSU: $2 Parking Permits are required.  Guests can parking the ...

Teen Dating Education Programs

22 May 2017 | 12:00 pm

During their teen years, youth are learning how to navigate their first relationships, frequently without guidance.  Teens experience some of the highest rates of rape and sexual assault, with 1 in 3 reporting abuse from a dating partner.  February was Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and we partnered with the ...

CARDV Volunteer Informational Meeting

19 May 2017 | 8:46 am

Monday, September 11, 2017Tuesday, October 10, 2017Monday, November 13, 2017No meeting December 20175:30-6:30 pmAdvocacy Center:2208 SW 3rd Street, CorvallisMuch of the work we do at CARDV is supported by volunteers. This informative program for those interested in joining our volunteer team starts at 5:30p. The hour long program will highlight CARDV services, and ...

Many Hands Trading--Day of Sharing

18 May 2017 | 10:58 am

Join us at Many Hands Trading for their Day of Sharing to benefit CARDV services.Sat., November 18, 2017ALL DAYMany Hands Trading259 SW Madison Ave., CorvallisClick here for a map and directions.All day, 25% of  sales (from the downtown location) will be donated to CARDV.  Perfect timing for ...

AmazonSmile supports CARDV

17 May 2017 | 4:29 pm

Do you make purchases on Amazon.com? Did you know that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to CARDV?(There’s no cost or additional charges to you.)How to make CARDV your charity:Click here to sign up (uses the same log in as ...

Volunteer Appreciation 2017

15 May 2017 | 3:03 pm

Click here to RSVPPlease join us for a free family-friendly evening with Corvallis Knights baseball. As our way of saying thank you for all that you do to support survivors, we have reserved the Omaha Room at Goss Stadium which includes snacks and private viewing of the game. Bring your ...

Burgerville Albany Benefit Night - June 8th

27 April 2017 | 12:59 pm

Enjoy delicious food, for a great cause!Burgerville, 2310 Santiam Hwy SE, Albany, OR 97322 Thursday, June 8, 20175:00-8:00 p.m.A portion of proceeds will benefit the Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence. Questions? (541) 758-0219 x301...

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

6 April 2017 | 2:17 pm

Sexual violence affects Oregonians every day.   By working together we can create the social change needed to end sexual violence.  What can you do? (Click here to download a full poster pack PDF.)Host a movie screening of the documentary "Audrie and Daisy" and invite ...

Denim Day

5 April 2017 | 9:47 am

Join us in supporting survivors of sexual assault by wearing denim on Wednesday, April 26th!Register your participation (it's free) by clicking here.  Over 160,000 people have already committed to wearing denim on April 26th, join us!April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. CARDV invites you to join us in ...

Local Art Spices Up Annual Spaghetti Dinner

20 March 2017 | 4:19 pm

Thank you to everyone who celebrated 35 years of service with us at the annual Spaghetti Dinner in March, nearly $7,000 was raised to support services for survivors.  This year was especially joyful as local artists donated their art as raffle prizes-- many guests were the lucky winners of fantastic artwork! ...

Chalk About Love - Outreach to Teens/Tweens

2 March 2017 | 4:33 pm

Teens experience some of the highest rates of rape and sexual assault, with 1 in 3 reporting abuse from a dating partner.  Click here to learn more about Teen Dating Violence.This last February - Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month -  we partnered with the Boys & Girls Club ...

Sarah's Journey (part 3 of 3)

21 February 2017 | 1:21 pm

We are often asked to describe the typical client’s stay in shelter.  While each story is unique, here is one survivor’s journey with CARDV.  Previously in Sarah’s* story, her husband was removed from the home by law enforcement after he physically assaulted her.  Upon ...

Advocate for Social Justice Award, Patti Kenyon

3 February 2017 | 10:26 am

We are proud to announce Patti Kenyon, RN and Sarah’s Place Supervisor, as the 2016 Mary Zelinka Advocate for Social Justice.  This is the highest honor that CARDV reserves for a member of the community who goes above and beyond in their field to serve survivors of domestic and ...

Agency Update - Winter 2017

31 January 2017 | 1:08 pm

CARDV has a dual mission: to provide services to survivors and to change the societal conditions that cultivate domestic and sexual violence.  Over the last 35 years, we have been leaders in the community, providing education to community groups, schools, churches and others. This year, we added the staff position ...

Shelter Update - High-Efficiency Applicances

13 January 2017 | 1:15 pm

We are enjoying our new washing machines!  John Marchel (Co-Owner of Stover, Evey and Jackson and CARDV Board Member) is pictured here installing one of the final high-efficiency washers in our shelters.  As appliances in shelter come to the end of their serviceability, we have been updating them ...

Sarah's Journey (part 2 of 3)

13 January 2017 | 9:25 am

We are often asked to describe the typical client’s stay in shelter.  While each story is unique, here is one survivor’s journey with CARDV.  Previously in Sarah’s* story, her husband was removed from the home by law enforcement after he physically assaulted her.  While ...

Wear Orange for Love Day

13 January 2017 | 9:03 am

Join us in promoting healthy relationships for all young people this February by wearing orange on February 13, 2018 as part of the annual #Orange4Love campaign for Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month!Wear Orange 4 Love Day is on the second Tuesday of each February and was started by the National Youth ...

Holiday Program Providing Comfort and Joy

5 January 2017 | 10:56 am

We truly have a generous community that demonstrated their support of CARDV families this holiday season by donating gifts for the Holiday Program. A big THANK YOU to everyone that contributed and to Rotary of Greater Corvallis for their extra help. There were lots of joyful tears as parents picked ...

January is Stalking and Sex Trafficking Awareness Month

2 January 2017 | 8:50 am

January is Stalking and Sex Trafficking Awareness Month.  Help us raise awareness about these important issues in our community.  There are many FREE ways for you to be involved—you can do one or all of them!  Wear a SILVER/NAVY awareness ribbon— Wear and ...

Zoup! Corvallis benefit for CARDV

28 December 2016 | 9:28 am

Download and present this flyer* and Zoup! Corvallis will donate up to 25% of your dinner's proceeds to CARDV.Thur., February 2, 20175:00-8:00 p.m.Zoup! Corvallis1830 NW 9th St #102,  CorvallisClick here for directions.Questions?  Call Zoup! (541) 286-3300(Click here to download flyer)*Please present flyer ...

Sarah's Journey (part 1 of 3)

16 December 2016 | 12:51 pm

We are often asked to describe the typical client’s stay in shelter.  While each story is unique, here is one survivor’s journey with CARDV.  2:00AM- Sarah* answers a knock at the door of her home that she shares with her husband, Aaron*, and their children--two ...

15 Years Strong: Mother’s Day (Weekend) Run/Walk

1 December 2016 | 4:38 pm

Thank you to everyone who made our 15th Annual Mother’s Day (Weekend) Run/Walk an enormous success! Approximately 500 runners and walkers braved cold, wet weather to support survivors of sexual and domestic violence.  Over $30,000 was raised for survivors services, thank you!The updated course gave runners a fast ...

Holiday Gift Program 2016

21 October 2016 | 2:42 pm

For a family trying to escape violence, coming to CARDV’s emergency shelter is a brave and scary choice. Families often come to the shelter with only the clothes on their backs. Parents in shelter look for ways to help their children feel comfortable and safe. During the holidays, you ...

Agency Update Fall 2016

17 October 2016 | 12:12 pm

This fall, the Women’s Foundation of Oregon released a report about women and girls, Count Her In.  There was a lot to celebrate in the report, like the many contributions women make to improve Oregon.  A statistic to highlight from the report is that an estimated 1 Million ...

How to Help Survivors of Domestic Violence

15 October 2016 | 11:17 am

How to Help a Survivors of Domestic ViolenceBelieve them.Don't blame them, by asking questions like "Why do you stay?".  Tell them the abuse is not their fault. Save CARDV's 24-hour crisis and support line in your phone and share the number with survivors:. (541-754-0110 ...

Count Her In

14 October 2016 | 2:32 pm

Oregon’s 2 million women and girls make extraordinary contributions to the well-being of our state. The Women’s Foundation of Oregon’s 2016 report, Count Her In, which found that in Oregon: Women vote at higher rates than men. Women hold elected office at some of the highest rates in America. ...

Shelter Shower

6 October 2016 | 2:57 pm

Thirty-five years ago CARDV was founded and operated almost entirely by volunteers.  In January of 1982 when we opened our first shelter it was a huge step in providing safety for survivors in Linn and Benton counties.CARDV provides shelter to nearly 200 adults and children each year.  All basic ...

Purple Streamers for Survivors

30 September 2016 | 9:32 am

It is up to each of us to take a stand against domestic violence.  One in four women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime and we believe these statistics are too high.Purple is the official color representing domestic violence awareness.  Help us paint the town purple ...

Old Spaghetti Factory - Let's Eat Out! benefit for CARDV

28 September 2016 | 11:02 am

Download and present this flyer* and The Old Spaghetti Factory will donate 15% of your dinner's proceeds to CARDV.Tue., October 25, 201611:30a-9:00p The Old Spaghetti Factory603 NW 2nd Street, CorvallisClick here for directions.Reserve your space today: (541) 738-7877 (Click here to download flyer)*Flyer must be presented ...