Advocacy Center

Our Advocacy Center offers ongoing access to resources and programming – for as long as survivors need. Located in the same secure building as our shelter, it’s easy for current residents to participate in supportive activities and services, and for past residents to return and maintain the friendships and community they’ve built here.

Josefina has built community connections that last.  She and her children continue to come back each week, participating in all that our Advocacy Center offers and building on relationships with our team and other families.

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Who do we serve?

Raphael House proudly serves anyone impacted by domestic violence regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, disability, immigration status, primary language, or sexuality.

Multigenerational families with kids (and adults) of all ages are supported, and we welcome companion animals!

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activities offered in Spanish annually

ongoing support

At Raphael House, we do everything possible to support survivors throughout their journey, as they move forward and build lives without abuse. The combination of obstacles caused by domestic violence and Portland’s affordable housing crisis increases the need for consistent, long-term, and trauma-informed supports. Our Advocacy Center provides opportunities for shelter residents and non-residential participants to maintain supportive relationships and access continued resources as they rebuild their lives. Programming includes family activities and group events in addition to support groups, counseling, individualized follow-up and home visits, and life skills workshops.

 

Advocacy center services and amenities

 

Support group room
Support group room
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Play room
Advocacy Center hub
Computer lab
Main activity space
Conference room

sample calendar

Childcare offered for most activities.

NOTE: This is a SAMPLE calendar only. To protect the safety of our participants, days and times are examples.

Monday


Open hours

10am – 2pm



Financial
Empowerment
for Survivors

4 – 6pm


Tuesday


Rent Well

12 – 1:30pm



Faith-Based
Support Group

5 – 6pm

Youth Support Group offered simultaneously


Wednesday


Yoga

9 – 10am



Latinas Unidas
Support Group

5:30 – 7pm

Youth Support Group offered simultaneously

 


Thurday


Rent Well

12 – 1:30pm



Understanding Trauma & Abuse Group

6 – 7pm

Youth Support Group offered simultaneously 


Friday


Counseling Appointments

11am – 2pm



Massage Therapy Appointments

 


Saturday


Community Meal & Potluck

5:30 – 7:30pm



Youth & Adult
Haircuts

1 – 3pm


 

Open hours

10am – 2pm

Rent Well

12 – 1:30pm

Yoga

9 – 10am

Rent Well

12 – 1:30pm

Counseling Appointments

11am – 2pm

Community Meal & Potluck

5:30 – 7:30pm

 

Financial
Empowerment
for Survivors

4 – 6pm

Faith-Based
Support Group

5 – 6pm

Youth Support Group offered simultaneously

Latinas Unidas
Support Group

5:30 – 7pm

Youth Support Group offered simultaneously

 

Understanding Trauma & Abuse Group

6 – 7pm

Youth Support Group offered simultaneously 

Massage Therapy Appointments

 

Youth & Adult
Haircuts

1 – 3pm

Individual advocacy, support, and resource appointments (citas de apoyo y recursos) are also available.

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