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PORTLAND, OR -- Getting through the holidays comes with special challenges for crime victims, but there's a new Oregon-based website full of information to assist them. Help. Hope. Heal. is an online guide for family members who aren't sure what to do or say to help a survivor of domestic violence or other crimes.

 

Kerry Naughton, with the Partnership for Safety and Justice, says crime victims need to know those closest to them truly care and are willing to listen. "It's so important to get support from the people who they already know and love. we know most crime victims and survivors will reach out to family members or friends first before reaching out to law enforcement or any of the social services that may be available."

 

She says, "We provide a list of things that are helpful to know, helpful things to do and helpful things to say to your loved ones who survived crime and violence. And, we also provide a lot of resources, both in Oregon and across the country, and just some basic tips for self-care."

 

Click HERE to access the website.

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