Changing Perceptions is a nonprofit organization that utilizes peer-based support and a
writing curriculum to provide measurable outcomes for victims of abuse and neglect. The program focuses on helping victims of abuse regain their feelings of control by encouraging them to stop
thinking of themselves as victims and to begin to live their lives as survivors.
This transformation begins with having their experience validated and given a purpose.
October is both Breast Cancer Awareness Month, as well as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In reality, these two great causes are very similar and the key to surviving both can be found in education and prevention.
For example, just like with breast cancer, through education and prevention there are things one can do to decrease their chances of encountering domestic violence. In addition, an individual can also increase their chances of surviving domestic violence by learning what to do if they find themselves or suspect a loved one may be in a domestic violence situation.
Also, just like with breast cancer, if left untreated, there is a very good chance that domestic violence can and will kill you. So please, if you even think someone you know is being abused, please contact us or another local or national organization and find out what you can do to help them.
Please call us at: 503 290-4513 or fill out our contact form.
P.O. Box 2071
Portland, OR 97208
If you know someone who has been abused, or if you are an organization that would like to schedule a speaking engagement, please contact us.
To learn about upcoming projects and volunteer opportunities, connect with us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Changing-Perceptions/371941589586614?ref=hl