To provide life-saving services to adults and children escaping domestic violence while engaging the community in nonviolent living through advocacy, education and community outreach. Raphael House offers resources and personalized support to help survivors obtain housing, employment and stability.
Bottom Line for Portland
Annually, Raphael House reaches 3,500 domestic violence survivors and community members through emergency shelter, ongoing services, youth programming, prevention education, its shelter access line, and housing assistance. Seventy percent of families who once stayed in its shelter now live in safe housing.
“My whole life has changed. I’m stable and can model healthy behaviors for my children for the first time in our lives. I am amazed at how much I have grown.”
—Bianca, survivor and past shelter resident