About Us

We work each day to educate our community on the ways that interpersonal violence impacts us all.

Battered Persons’ Advocacy is a private non-profit agency focused on creating a community free of family violence, sexual assault and stalking through empowerment, support and education.  Serving our community since 1978.


We achieve this in many ways by providing:

  • 24-hour crisis line and on-site support for victims in need
  • Sexual assault and domestic violence peer-to-peer counseling services
  • Community education and training
  • Legal advocacy
  • Emergency shelter and transitional housing
  • Referral and support services

Battered Persons’ Advocacy operates its program, services and activities in compliance with federal nondiscrimination laws. No person shall, on the basis of race, color, national origin (including limited English proficiency), disability, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or age, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any of our programs. To file a compliant of discrimination, contact the Executive Director by email at melanie@peaceathome.com or call 541-957-0288 or, write to the Office of Civil Rights, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, 810 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20531 or call 202-307-0690 (Voice) or 202-307-2027 (TDD/TTY). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may also contact the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339 (TTY), 877-877-8982 (Speech). For Spanish call 800-845-6136.

Everyone deserves peace at home.