Womenspace Looking for Volunteers

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene nonprofit is looking for volunteers to work with victims of domestic violence. Womenspace will be training volunteers in May and June. The training is mandatory. Volunteers are asked to make a 12-month commitment of at least four hours per week. For more information and an application packet, call 541-485-8232 ext. … Continue reading »

EPD Searches for Sexual Assault Suspect

EUGENE, Ore. – Eugene Police is searching for a suspect after a woman was allegedly raped in a busy area of Eugene, Tuesday. EPD says it happened near the 7-Eleven store on Coburg Road just before 6 p.m. It says a woman in her 20’s was walking to her parked car when a man armed … Continue reading »

Cabela’s Honors Domestic Violence Victim

EUGENE, Ore. — Cabela’s is taking a stand against domestic violence. The outdoor outfitter is hosting Hunting for Hope, Fishing for Families dinner and auction in Casey Wright’s memory on Saturday, Oct. 25. All proceeds will benefit Womenspace. Casey Wright, 26, died November 2013–the victim of domestic violence. Her former boyfriend, Robert Cromwell, is now … Continue reading »

VIDEO: Womenspace Flamingo Fundraiser

EUGENE, Ore. — October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Beware: you could see purple in your yard, as in purple flamingos. Yards across the area will be flocked this month. It’s one of many Womenspace fundraisers, and it’s new this year. Womenspace says its mission is to prevent domestic violence in intimate partner relationships in … Continue reading »

Janay Rice Defends Husband

EUGENE, Ore. — Janay Rice’s continued defense of her husband, former NFL player Ray Rice, has many questioning why victims stay in abusive relationships. While this is a very public case, it isn’t an isolated one. It’s estimated one in four women and one in seven men will experience violence in their lifetimes and those … Continue reading »

Womenspace Gala Event

CRESWELL, Ore. — Womenspace’s Third Annual Black and White Gala was a smashing success this weekend. More than 200 people, including Representative Val Hoyle and Representative Nancy Nathanson, came out for a night of dinner, dancing and great auction prizes at the Emerald Valley Golf and Resort. New this year, the dessert dash, all desserts … Continue reading »

Womenspace Receives National Attention

EUGENE, Ore. — Another Eugene nonprofit is receiving national attention. Womanspace provides more than just domestic violence services like shelter and emergency planning. Years ago, it created a program to empower women. Every year dozens of women find their way to Womenspace. Jane, as we’re calling her, took the first step last November after seeing … Continue reading »

Womenspace Breakfast Sees Record Turnout

EUGENE, Ore. — Survivors of domestic violence need more access to career development and educational opportunities. That was the message at the Womenspace Community Breakfast Wednesday morning. More than 300 people attended the free event, which was a record for the organization. The keynote speaker, UO Associate Professor Dr. Krista Chronister, says for survivors she … Continue reading »

Interview: End the Silence Breakfast

EUGENE, Ore. — Womenspace of Eugene works to get the word out about domestic violence, and the community is listening. You can help raise awareness and funding for services to empower women by attending the “End the Silence Breakfast,” coming up Wednesday. It’s an opportunity to show support as well as to learn about Womenspace. … Continue reading »

Concert Honors Domestic Violence Victim

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene group is holding a benefit Thursday night to raise money and awareness about domestic violence. Grrrlz Rock promotes women in music and arts. It is holding the benefit to honor Casey Wright, the Eugene woman police say was killed by her ex-boyfriend last month. “We’ve seen significant reductions in funding, … Continue reading »

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