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 »

What to Know About Domestic Violence

EUGENE, Ore. — Domestic violence advocates say it’s important for victims to know there is help available. Peggy Whalen, Executive Director of Womenspace, a nonprofit organization working to end domestic violence, says victims in abusive relationships may feel like there’s no way out. But she says there is help and hope for victims of domestic … Continue reading »

Interview: Local Domestic Violence

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Friends and family of Casey Wright, the Eugene woman allegedly murdered by her boyfriend, are now raising money for victims of domestic violence through a Go Fund Me website. Springfield police say they found Wright’s body in her boyfriend Robert Cromwell’s home Saturday morning. Investigators say Cromwell walked into the McKenzie-Willamette Medical … Continue reading »

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