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The 411 Not-For-Profit Spotlight

HELPING H A N D S For 40 years Raphael House of Portland has helped domestic violence survivors and their families find safety, hope, and independence. We believe that everyone deserves a life free from abuse, and are here for survivors of every age, race, gender identity, faith, sexual orientation, income level, ability, immigration status, and national origin. Raphael House works to facilitate the empowerment of domestic violence survivors by guiding them to recognize their own strengths in a safe and respectful environment. We provide resources, tools, and personalized support to help individuals and families reach their goals. In addition to immediate safety and basic needs, survivors have access to ongoing programs and case management designed to help them achieve permanent housing, employment, and self-sufficiency.

Our Prevention Education Program works with school and community partners to fulfill our mission of someday ending domestic violence. We provide free comprehensive education on dating violence and healthy relationships throughout the Portland area. Our schoolbased programming covers topics such as teen dating violence, warning signs of abuse, healthy relationships, gender roles, sexual assault, and consent – all meeting the standards and benchmarks for sexual health education set by the Oregon Department of Education. Annually, we reach 3,500 community members and survivors of domestic violence through our emergency shelter, ongoing services like support groups and tenant education classes, prevention education workshops, 24/7 shelter access line, and housing assistance programs.

CONTACT INFO 4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd #503 Portland, OR 97214 503-222-6507


Willamette Living Magazine June / July 2017