CARDV Receiving More Calls For Help

CORVALLIS, Ore. – An organization helping victims of rape and domestic violence has seen an increase in need for its services during the last fiscal year, and is working on several projects to increase funding and to decrease violence within the community. The Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence (CARDV) received 41 percent more calls … Continue reading »

Friends Remember Murdered Woman

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Friends describe Casey Wright as an avid horseback rider, who competed alongside her horse Duncan with local riding club Rohan Equestrian. But her days of horseback riding were cut short early Saturday morning. “Around 2 a.m. we got a call to the McKenzie Willamette Hospital. The ER staff had a person, later … Continue reading »

Interview: Cupcakes for Womenspace

As part of National Domestic Violence Month, the bakers at Sweet Life have created a special one-of-a-kind cupcake to benefit Womenspace.  Peggy Whalen, the executive director at Womenspace, stopped by the KEZI 9 News studio on Friday morning to show us the sweet treats.

Womenspace Breakfast Garners Support

EUGENE, Ore. — It takes community to end the silence of domestic violence, which is why Womenspace is asking for the community to get involved. The nonprofit held its third-annual breakfast Tuesday morning at Valley River Inn to generate support. Participants signed pledges to take a stand against domestic violence. Every year in Lane County, … Continue reading »

Sequestration Impacts Local Groups

EUGENE, Ore. — The federal spending cuts will have wide-reaching impact on organizations all over the country. Earlier this week, KEZI 9 News spoke with local departments about the impact this sequestration could have on their operations. Lane County Public Health was one of them and specifically its WIC program. The sequester means a cut … Continue reading »

Domestic Violence Victim to Survivor

EUGENE, Ore. — The latest survey released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that one in three women will be a victim of domestic violence. Breaking free from abuse takes courage, it’s a transformation from victim to survivor. In 2007, Lacey Sharp was caught up in an abusive relationship. It didn’t start … Continue reading »

Womenspace Closes Walk-In Advocacy

EUGENE, Ore. — Womenspace, a local nonprofit that helps domestic violence victims, cut a core service this month. Financial woes forced it to close its walk-in advocacy program this year. Staff members say domestic violence is a serious issue, but budget woes are making it more difficult to fight here in Lane County. It’s estimated … Continue reading »

Murdered Springfield Woman Remembered

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Friends and family gathered for a small vigil Wednesday night to remember a murdered Springfield woman. The candles were flickering for Allyson Archibald. She was found on a Springfield sidewalk two years ago, beaten to death by her boyfriend. The gathering was all about support and honoring her memory. “It’s just a … Continue reading »

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