Raphael House of Portland


Raphael House provides a foundation of hope for a life free from domestic violence. We offer life-saving, gender-inclusive services to adults and children escaping abuse—to help survivors achieve the safety and stability they deserve—while also working to prevent future abuse through education. 

Bottom Line for Portland

We help families end the cycle of domestic violence and rebuild their lives after abuse.

Annually, Raphael House reaches more than 4,910 survivors and community members through emergency shelter in a confidential location, housing assistance, and ongoing support, along with violence and sex-trafficking prevention education in local high schools. 

As Portland's housing crisis has escalated and rates of abuse have spiked in the wake of the pandemic, we’ve continually offered 24-hour shelter and hotline assistance. Last year alone we provided a safe haven to nearly 100 adults, children, and pets escaping violence; assisted 1,100 callers (a 300% increase since 2020); and supported 525+ survivors in staying safe, stable, and housed. We also distributed 30,390 pounds of food; facilitated 292 survivor support groups; and helped ensure that 92% of families across our programs have maintained their housing!


“Raphael House was a safe haven for my family when we had nowhere else to go. They helped me learn that I deserve respect and love. Now I teach my children that they have a right to this, too. The cycle of violence ends with me.” —Jayla, survivor, mom, and past shelter resident

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Domestic violence affects all people and communities, but we clearly see that people who have been historically barred from accessing resources experience greater barriers to safety, especially Black, Brown, Indigenous, and Queer families. That’s why we have designed our programming to be a safe, welcoming space for survivors of every gender identity, sexuality, race, ethnicity, immigration status, primary language, ability, and age. We are committed to always learning, improving, and growing in pursuit of a more just and equitable world.


NEW: Donations of $50 or more will be matched by Junior League of Portland (up to $5,000) through December 31.

Donations of $100 or more will be matched by First Tech Federal Credit Union (up to $12,000) and have double the impact! 

They will also match all gifts from donors ages 35 and under (up to $2,000).

$85,408 raised of $86,500 goal
414 donations
99% of Goal

(971) 808-9644

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Year Founded: 1977

Tax ID: 930710963

Raphael House of Portland is in the Civil & Human Rights category which is sponsored by Davis Wright Tremaine.

They're a medium-sized organization with activities in Multnomah Co. and Washington Co.

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