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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

CARDV Volunteer Informational Meeting

30 March 2017 | 8:46 am

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Monday, July 10, 2017Tuesday, August 15, 2017Monday, September 11, 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Safe Families Breakfast 2017

25 October 2016 | 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: Parking permits will be required (effective 9/29/14) and are available ...

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 ...

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 ...

Cell Phone Donations

1 October 2016 | 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 ...

Football Parking

1 October 2016 | 9:23 am

Are you a Beaver Football fan?  Park at Stover, Evey and Jackson (8th and Western) on game days-proceeds go to CARDV!  Kiwanis Sunrisers are graciously providing the volunteers, and Stover, Evey and Jackson is providing their parking lot.  Where: Stover, Evey and Jackson809 SW ...

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 ...

Chipotle Corvallis, Eat for Change benefit for CARDV

26 September 2016 | 6:00 pm

Join us at Chipotle in CorvallisTue., October 11, 20165:00-9:00pm Chipotle2501 NW Monroe Ave., CorvallisClick here for directions. Bring in a flier (click here to download), show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you're supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated ...

Volunteers of the Year

26 August 2016 | 3:42 pm

We are pleased to announce our Volunteers of the Year!  Recipients Gary Cloyes and Alexis McQuillan were honored in the company of their friends and co-volunteers at the 5th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Celebration.  Volunteers play a vital role in providing services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence.&...

Travel-size toiletries...helpful or not?

1 August 2016 | 4:46 pm

There's no denying it, those miniature bottles of shampoo, conditioner and lotion from your most recent hotel stay are very cute; however, in an effort to use our resources more efficiently, CARDV can no longer accept donations of travel-size toiletries.  We made this change because we found that single-use ...

CARDV Celebrates 35 Years of Service

5 July 2016 | 4:58 pm

Almost forty years ago a small group of women came together to start a hotline for sexual assault survivors. Operated entirely by volunteers, Corvallis Women Against Rape (CWAR) opened their hotline January 14, 1977. The phone number, 754-0110, is the same crisis line number CARDV answers 24/7 today.Violence against women was largely ...

Agency Update, Summer 2016

5 July 2016 | 4:47 pm

A theme you will see over the course of this year is that we are celebrating CARDV’s 35th anniversary!  Looking back on the progress we have made over the 15 years I have been with CARDV, there have been many changes, but the commitment to providing the best services ...

Celebrating 35 Years in Photos

5 July 2016 | 3:57 pm

 Notes from June 1981 meeting.  Our name, "Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence, " was chosen because it was bold, direct and a political statement. Deb Ross and Barb Sussex, Co-Executive Directors, open presents at a shower for CARDV's first shelter, 1982.Advocates answer crisis line in staff area at ...

CARDV Book Release - Making History, One Phone Call at a Time

1 July 2016 | 9:22 am

The Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence began nearly four decades ago as a struggling women's group acting on the radical belief that women had a right to safety and dignity.Since then it has grown into a vitally important and respected institution, a leader that has brought its community ...

Re-Enroll your Fred Meyer Rewards to benefit CARDV

28 June 2016 | 3:39 pm

It's time to re-enroll in the Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program.If you are brand new, or renewing your support, log in by June 30th to keep donations directed to CARDV.  You can reenroll after this date, there just may be a gap in your designations.To re-enroll (or&...

Volunteer Appreciation BBQ

28 June 2016 | 11:15 am

Click here to RSVPAt CARDV, we greatly rely on our volunteers to help us provide services to survivors.  This is our opportunity to say a big THANK YOU to all our volunteers!  If you want to become a CARDV Volunteer, see our Volunteer Page for more information....

Calapoois Brewing Benefit, September 9th

31 May 2016 | 4:52 pm

Join us for a fun-filled evening at Calapooia Brewing.Friday, September 9th6:00-10:00 p.m.Calapooia Brewing Co.140 NE Hill St., AlbanyLive music by The SeahorseCraft food and drinksGreat raffle prizes from local businesses including:Golf by Mallard Creek Golf Course and Spring Hill Golf ClubMassage by FIRST CorvallisDate ...

Dutch Bros (Lebanon) Dine Out for CARDV

18 May 2016 | 12:44 pm

 We have partnered with Dutch Bros. Lebanon to support survivors.  ALL DAY on Saturday AND Sunday, June 4th & 5th, Dutch Bros. Lebanon will donate $1 per beverage purchase* to the Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence.Click here to get your voucher.  Vouchers print 3-to-a-page, ...

Beautiful New Run/Walk Location a Success!

10 May 2016 | 12:24 pm

Thank you to everyone that made this year’s Run/Walk a great success. Runners and walkers enjoyed a beautiful new location on the OSU campus.  “Loved the route this year and ALL the mascots. Having them at the finish was so much fun!”--2016 Run/Walk Participant. (Click ...