The SASS crisis line is available 24/7 and all of our services are free and confidential. We need your help to keep these critical services available for survivors who need them, whenever they need them.
Here are some ways that you can help survivors and work to end sexual violence:
Make a donation – every donation, small or big, helps us continue to provide our empowerment-based, survivor-centered services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, throughout the year.
Become a volunteer advocate – complete our free volunteer training and gain the knowledge and skills you’ll need to answer the crisis line, provide peer support to survivors, or even lead a support group. Other volunteer opportunities include: presenting to community groups and students, staffing information booths, coordinating events, staffing the office, or serving on the Board of Directors.
SASS Executive Director, BB Beltran, is featured in the Register Guard:
“There is a strong need for agencies like this,” says BB Beltran, the executive director of the nonprofit SASS, one of only two standalone agencies in Oregon to assist survivors of sexual assault. “I always say that I would love to work myself out of a job and be a lavender farmer, and not do this work if there weren’t a need. But we work with a lot of survivors.”
SASS was honored to be the recipient of a $15,000 grant awarded by the students in the University of Oregon’s Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management’s Philanthropy and Grantmaking Seminar this June. Students researched three local organizations and then split into teams to advocate on behalf of each of the organizations. We are so appreciative that the students chose SASS!