Abby's House, Center for Equity & Gender Justice


Welcome to Abby’s House!

A place where you are never alone.

Abby’s House is OPEN over summer break!

We are open from 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday

 Zoom appointments available if needed

Abby’s House is located in the Werner Center (WUC) in room 106

Our website is under construction right now. Please be patient as we update our pages. If you have any questions or can’t find information you’re looking for, send us an email or give us a call! Thanks!

To best understand how Abby’s House can serve you as a student, read the information below:

  • Abby’s House has a Basic Needs Team. The Basic Needs Team is staffed by the Basic Needs Coordinator, Basic Needs Peer Educator, Food Pantry Coordinators, and Stitch Closet Coordinators. If you need help fulfilling any of your basic needs including housing, food, clothing, personal hygiene, etc. we can help! Contact our Basic Needs Coordinator, Maria Barrera, to schedule a meeting: Follow us on Instagram to keep up to date with resource information: @basicneeds_wou
  • Abby’s House now has a Confidential Advocate. This individual is available to talk to students and provide support services related to domestic/dating violence, sexual violence, and stalking. This person is not required to report to the University or law enforcement information that is shared privately with our advocate. To speak to a confidential advocate email to schedule an appointment. For emergencies or help after business hours, contact Sable House at 1-866-518-0284 (24/7). 
  • The Food Pantry is open! It’s located in the Welcome Center next to the mail room. Check out our Instagram page for the most up to date schedule: @woufoodpantry
  • The Stitch Closet is open! It’s located in the same office as the Food Pantry, next to the mail room. Check out our Instagram for the most up to date schedule: @stitchcloset.wou
  • Peer Outreach and Support Educators (POSE) staff our Abby’s House email and office space. POSE staff are WOU students and are mandatory reporters. We are happy to listen and help process, but under the condition that all parties understand we are required to report certain information to the university.
  • Currently, POSE staff are mainly focused on programming, social media outreach, and referrals. If you like to be referred to one of our service partners or are interested in an event we are putting on, please reach out! You can stay up to date with us via our Instagram: @abbyshouse_wou
  • Abby’s House best serves WOU students. If you are a member of the larger Monmouth/Independence community, we will refer you to community resources that can best serve you. 



Abby’s House

(503) 838-8219 | or e-mail:  | Location: Werner University Center, Room 106

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