Our Mission:
To increase the safety of domestic and sexual violence victims in Polk County through crisis intervention and community education services.

 

Our Core Values

 

Safety

Promote safety in our work everyday to ensure clients, staff and community feel safe when working with us.

Compassion

Treat all those who come into contact with the organization with loving kindness.

 
Respect

Honor each other by respecting individual choices and beliefs. 


Good Intent

Keep close the mission of the organization by remembering why we are here and act everyday from that understanding. 


Advocacy

Be advocates by listening, supporting and empowering.

History

SABLE (Safe from Abuse and Battered Living Environment) House was started in 1993 by the grassroots efforts of a small group of women in Polk County.

Sable House is founded! 
A weekly meeting provides information and support to victims fleeing from abuse. 
Education and Support Groups: Support sessions were set up to help abused women and children heal from emotional trauma and build skills to become safe, sufficient and independent.
Sable House services include: Emegency shelter, 24-hour crisis hotline, support and educational groups for women and children, sexual assault response, advocacy within the legal and social service system, information and referral and community education and outreach.
1993
1996
Today
1994
 Crisis Hotline: Sable House added a dedicated, 24-hour crisis hotline. 
Emergency Shelter: Sable House opened a shelter for women and children fleeing from abuse.
1999
Sexual Assault Response: Sable House began providing emergency, in person, sexual assault response services.

Staff

Name
Role
Phone
Email
Deborah T.
Executive Director
503-623-6703x701
Allison W.
Assistant Executive Director
503-623-6703x701
Rochelle J.
Bilingual Services
503-623-6703x702
Tobey H.
Sexual Assault Coordinator
503-623-6703x705
Jade M.
Support Group Facilitator
503-623-6703
Jayme B.
Housing Advocate
503-623-6703x703
Board Members

Chair - Rachel Greco

Vice-Chair - Susan Morrill

Treasurer - Linda Jennings

Stephen Bowles

Debbie McIntosh

Carol Dare 

Tracy Biery

Newsletters

Fall 2011

Spring 2012

Holiday 2012

Summer 2014

Spring 2017

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