Raphael House of Portland provides emergency shelter to individuals and families immediately fleeing domestic violence. Our ability to offer support is based on current vacancies in our shelter (we do not have a waiting list).
Click the button above to see available bed space in all local domestic violence shelters, including Raphael House. This information is updated once daily. If we are listed as screening, please call our 24/7 hotline at (503) 222-6222 with a completed SSA (more info below) and see if our shelter is the right fit.
Please know that even if shelters are full, help is available! You deserve to be safe, you deserve to be respected, and you are not alone. To speak with an advocate or learn more about resources, contact our hotline or any of the domestic violence support lines listed under Important Numbers.
For survivors who have accessed our emergency shelter previously or who are current participants in specific collaborative programs, Raphael House also provides a wide range of supportive and ongoing services. Please visit Our Services to learn more.
- What is an SSA?
The Safety and Stabilization Assessment (SSA) is a tool that all local domestic violence agencies use to assess survivors’ housing and shelter needs. The process of accessing housing services, including emergency shelter, begins with completing an SSA.
During the SSA an advocate will ask you a series of questions about your relationship and housing history, and then guide you to the best available resources based on your specific situation.
The Gateway Center is the main, in-person location for completing an SSA. For other locations and options, please call any of the Multnomah County domestic violence support lines listed under Important Numbers on this page.
- What is the Coordinated Access System?
The Coordinated Access System is a collaborative effort among Multnomah County domestic violence agencies to provide streamlined and equitable access to shelter and housing support. By working together, we ensure that you can expect the same process and information no matter who you contact.
If you are a community partner and would like to learn more about Coordinated Access within the Domestic Violence Continuum, please view the following webinar.
The Gateway Center is located on 10305 E Burnside St. and is open for walk-in support 9am – 4pm Monday through Friday. Survivors can access a multitude of resources and meet with an experienced advocate (“navigator”) to create a safety plan and connect with available services. The building is safe and secure, and childcare is available. The Gateway Center is also the main, in-person location for completing an SSA.