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 »

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 »

Cupcakes For A Cause

EUGENE, Ore. — Sweet Life in Eugene is teaming up with Womenspace to help raise money for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The bakery made a special cupcake to be sold through this week with half of the proceeds going to the non-profit. Sweet Life’s co-owner says when Womenspace approached them about working together, they wanted … 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.

Dishcrawl Showcases Local Restaurants

EUGENE, Ore. — Downtown Eugene is buzzing with new restaurants, like Tokyo Tonkatsu, which recently opened. Chef Hirofumi Kamazuka brings to life recipes from his native country of Japan. It’s his third restaurant in Eugene, and his specialty here is tonkatsu. It’s chicken dipped in egg, coated with homemade bread crumbs and fried to perfection. … Continue reading »

Womenspace Budget Cut Again

EUGENE, Ore. — A Lane County organization that helps prevent domestic violence is looking at more budget cuts. Womenspace had to close its walk-in service for woman because of budget cuts last year, and now more are on the way with its new budget starting July. Womenspace is having to cut an additional $50,000 for … Continue reading »

Six Local Nonprofits Get Donation Boost

EUGENE, Ore. — Local charities received a big boost Friday of thousands of dollars in donations. Kendall Auto Group presented a $30,000 check to six nonprofits. CASA of Lane County, Womenspace, Greenhill Humane Society, Tamarack Wellness Center, OLSP, and Food for Lane County will all receive $5,000. This is Kendall Auto Group’s second year participating … Continue reading »

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 »

Cookies for a Cause

EUGENE, Ore. — Womenspace received a sizable donation Monday thanks to fundraising efforts by local students. Twenty-four young girls at O’Hara Catholic School presented a check to Womenspace for $860. The 13 and 14-year-old girls took a baking elective class that turned into Cookies for a Cause. They baked 860 cookies and sold them, but the … Continue reading »

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