Call to Safety (Portland, OR)


  • Name:Ms. Rebecca Nickels
  • Title:Executive Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Call to Safety
  • Address:PO Box 42610
    Portland, OR 97242
    United States
  • County:Multnomah

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:503-232-9751
  • Main fax:503-234-3749

Organization Web

User Phone

  • Direct phone:503-872-8627
  • Mobile phone:503-320-5429

User Email


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  • Mission:
  • Call to Safety is committed to ending domestic and sexual violence through confidential services and education to empower our community.

  • Overview:
  • Call to Safety is Oregon's largest crisis line and offers a 24/7 resource for survivors of domestic and sexual violence and those who care about them. At Call to Safety, we believe that everyone deserves a life free of domestic and sexual violence. This core belief is the foundation for how we provide services to over 30,000 crisis line callers every year, as well as how we relate to one another and engage the larger community. As Multnomah County’s primary crisis line, Call to Safety is a critical lifeline offering survivors exceptional service which includes: crisis intervention; information and referral; emotional support; and safety planning. In addition to our crisis line services, we offer in-person hospital advocacy for survivors of sexual assault, as well as a robust Volunteer and Outreach Program that engages and educates the larger community. Our Advocacy Program supports all survivors and offers on-going advocacy to survivors from vulnerable populations, including: survivors experiencing houselessness, survivors impacted by the sex industry, and survivors with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

    One survivor shared with us that, “It feels awesome [to call]. It’s like a helping hand, or a bright light in the dark. I remember… I was sitting outside on a break from work. I was in a place of confusion and mixed emotions. When I called, I felt as if there was an arm I wanted around my shoulders. It was like someone was finally there to hear me. And it was way more than hearing me. It was that I felt validated and that my advocate was there to be by my side for as long as it took. She was just there as if we had all the time in the world. She just held that space so wonderfully. She was so present.”

  • History:
  • Call to Safety began in 1972 and was incorporated in 1973. We were created by a small group of women in their early 20's who were concerned that there were no resources for survivors of sexual violence. The organization was incorporated as the Rape Relief Hotline, but it became clear that survivors of domestic violence also needed a place to reach out to. The organization evolved into the Portland Women's Crisis Line in 1975 and our crisis line has remained the same 10 digits throughout the years. In 2016, we changed our name to Call to Safety, and the simple reason is that no part of our name was correct. Our reach expands throughout the state of Oregon at this point; we serve survivors of all genders; and we have more services than our crisis line. We felt it was time to change our name to something that caught up to the organization we had become. Our values, services and core competencies remained the same.

    In addition to crisis line and sexual assault advocacy, Call to Safety is known for having a highly engaged team of volunteers. Our Basic Advocacy Training has been offered multiple times per year since we were founded in 1973, and volunteers have always been a core component of our crisis line services.

  • Year established:1973
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:8
  • Advisory board size:
  • Staff size:15


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:93-6094804

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:936094804
  • Organization Name:CALL TO SAFETY
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Organization Address:PO BOX 42610
  • Organization City:PORTLAND
  • Organization State:OR
  • Organization Zip:97242-0610
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:March, 1975
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:16
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization that normally receives no more than one third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes. 509(a)(2)
  • Activity Code(s):569
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Referral service (social agencies)
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:P620
  • Asset Amount:$377,367
  • Asset Code:4 ($100,000 - $499,999)
  • Income Amount:$721,981
  • Income Code:5 ($500,000 - $999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$721,981
  • Last Updated:2/20/2018 11:10:41 pm

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