Melissa called our hotline on a Saturday morning after being assaulted by her partner the night before. They had been homeless for several months along with 2 children. Both she and her partner were active Meth addicts. Stability was not in the immediate future for this family. I picked her up from a friend’s apartment and he was waiting outside to keep her intimidated .... more...
About Henderson House
Henderson House has been providing Domestic and Sexual Violence advocacy to Yamhill County since 1981.
Our headquarters and advocacy center is located at 610 E. 1st. St., McMinnville, OR 97128.
Main Contact Information:
(503) 472-1503 Office
(503) 472-1503 Crisis
(503) 434-9276 Fax
(877) 227-5946 Toll-Free
(503) 583-1402 Spanish
Who We Are
Henderson House is a non-profit organization providing culturally aware outreach, education and services for victims of domestic violance and sexual violence through leadership in ending oppression.
What We Do
In 1981, Henderson House became the first domestic violence shelter Yamhill County... (and only the fourth in the United States). Over the years, our services have expanded to include a 24- hour crisis line, transitional housing, support groups, community-based advocacy, and three programs unique to Oregon: culturally specific programming for African and African-American survivors, an economic empowerment program called Making Cent$, and support for LGBTQ survivors.
Why We Do This
Among the many reasons we do this important work: because of the strength and resiliency of our participants.
“I told my mom about what we talked about in group about ‘My body belongs to me and no one else,’ and I showed her how I can say ‘no’ to bad touch. She said that was good.” —5-year-old in an individual meeting with the Youth Coordinator)
“So my dad did like horrible things, stuff that I will never forgive him for. And I want to tell my mom that it’s going to be okay in the end. ‘Cause we’re away from him, and he can’t touch me or my brother or sister no more. And I know that she’s going to get full custody of us and she shouldn’t have to worry about it.” —11-year-old boy in a meeting with the Youth Coordinator
“I’m glad we came here ‘cause it’s like really really safe. And my stepdad can’t get in here and hurt us. I was just going to run away, I couldn’t take it anymore.” — 16-year-old girl during initial youth intake