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Want to get involved?  Raphael House needs your help!

Show your support - give a tax-deductible gift (click here to contribute online!), volunteer in the shelter or at one of our special events, host a donation drive, or invite a Raphael House staff member to give a presentation about domestic violence at your place of work, church or school!

Join the Speak Out Crew Sign up online to give just $10 each month and you’ll be part of The Crew! To you, that’s like donating the cost of a couple lattes each month, but to the families we serve, every pledge will pay for one safe night in our emergency shelter. Speak Out Against Violence - Join The Crew!

Volunteer your time  We have a wide variety of volunteer opportunities, both in the shelter and out at special events in the community.

Host a House Party  House Parties are informal fundraisers hosted by anyone who wants to get involved in the movement to end violence and support Raphael House. Learn more by downloading our helpful brochure, Hosting a House Party!

Donate your used car  You get a tax write-off and Raphael House gets the net proceeds from the sale - Cars4Charities and Cars 4 Causes both offer free nationwide pick up of your vehicle.

Contribute through Amazon Smile  Visit Amazon Smile each time you need to shop at Amazon, and you’ll automatically donate .5% of your purchase price to Raphael House! All you need to do is identify Raphael House as your preferred charity and then always start your shopping at It’s that easy!

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Last year the generous support of our community allowed us to:

  • Serve almost 100 families inside our confidential emergency shelter and an additional 400 non-residential families through our Transitional Housing Program and partnership with Portland Police Bureau
  • Offer safety planning and resources to more than 5,000 callers on our in-house crisis line
  • Give more than 200 free presentations on healthy relationships in local middle and high school classrooms

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