McNeff’s Open Doors for Survivors with Disabilities (“Open Doors”) reflects the commitment of five organizations who have come together to identify and address system gaps present for women with disabilities who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and/or stalking in Multnomah County. These organizations include Disability Awareness Response Team (DART), Independent Living Resources (ILR), Raphael House and Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA), and several county based department for Multnomah County agencies. Together they are working to address violence against women with disabilities and co-occurring mental health conditions.
Our Unique Contribution
McNeff’s Open Doors for Survivors with Disabilities uniquely brings together five organizations that include seven agency types: domestic violence services, disability services, culturally specific services, adult protective services, veteran’s services and systems coordination. This gives them the unique perspective to address service access from several different perspectives. The collaboration represents public-private partnership and the coming together of the domestic and sexual assault and disability fields to better serve survivors with physical disabilities.