Marta’s House/Klamath Crisis Center has been serving victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking for over 30 years. We work to support victims however they may need- by providing shelter, with support during a SANE visit, help filling out restraining orders, navigating the DHS or court systems, or whatever else a victim may need to be able to find safety.
Domestic violence is a pattern of coercive, controlling behavior that can include physical abuse, emotional or psychological abuse, sexual abuse or financial abuse (using money to exert control). Some abusers can have control without ever using physical violence. Domestic violence is a dangerous, and affects people from all walks of life. Domestic violence does not discriminate by age, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, or ability.
Abusive partners make it very difficult for victims to escape relationships. Sadly, survivors may endure domestic violence for years. It is important for survivors to know that the abuse is not their fault, and that they are not alone. Help is available to those who are experiencing domestic violence.
If you are interested in scheduling a domestic violence training, call our office at (541) 850-8939.
Marta's House advocates are all certified confidential advocates, meaning we've fulfilled the required advocacy trainings in compliance with OAR 137-085. We have not only the privilege, but the legal obligation to protect victims' confidentiality.
We recognize a survivor’s right to their information- to choose when it is shared, not shared, with whom, and for what purpose. What does this mean? We'll never share what you tell us with your family, friends, or any other agency unless you explicitly ask us to. In this case, you are able to sign a release of information, which you can revoke whenever you would like.
Victims’ reasons for staying are incredibly complicated. Abusers go to great lengths to make the victim feel as though they cannot leave, and leaving is often the most dangerous time for a victim.
In attempting to leave, the victim may face a wide array of barriers, not limited to:
We do! As advocates, we don’t give legal advice. However, you can come to our office, we’ll talk you through the process, help you fill out the packet, and support you during the court hearing.
We do. Our support group topics and schedules change regularly. For a current list of offerings, call our office!
We rely heavily on community donations! However, our needs change based on our clients’ needs. We can always use things like diapers, baby formula, but for the most updated information or to schedule a donation, please call our office at (541) 850-8939.