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Portland Women's Crisis Line celebrates anniversary with party, fundraiser

Portland Women’s Crisis Line is celebrating its 40 years of providing a safe place for survivors of sexual and domestic violence.

On Friday, April 5, the crisis line hosts a birthday celebration along with its annual fundraiser, Safety In Numbers. The festivities start at 6 p.m. in the Melody Ballroom, 615 S.E. Alder St.

Tickets for both the birthday bash and the fundraiser are going for $100 including dinner and a live and silent auction. Earnings from the event will help fund the services and advocacy PWCL provides for its survivors. The organization is expecting 250 people to attend the parties.

“With the fact that one in three women will experience domestic or sexual violence in their lifetime, we are continuously reminded of the importance and relevance of agencies like PWCL that work to make it clear that violence against women is a global issue and not just a ‘women’s issue, ' ” said Rebecca Nickels, PWCL executive director, on the importance of the recently approved Violence Against Women Act.

PWCL operates Oregon’s largest crisis line for survivors of violence with its approximately 24,000 calls a year and eight immediate response methods from danger to safety transportation assistance to advocacy and support. It seeks not only to empower those who are exposed to violence but also put an end to where abuse begins.

For more information go to: www.pwcl.org.