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Wanda’s family was fleeing a dangerous abuser who searched for them far and wide. She shared that our shelter’s confidential location and safety features felt like a matter of life and death to them.

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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 pets!


Our shelter is open and staffed year-round, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Of our eleven rooms, nine are for families and more than half of our residents are children. In addition to offering immediate safety and basic needs, Raphael House staff work round-the-clock to help survivors reach their goals and achieve permanent housing, self-sufficiency, and long-term stability. And we provide the peace, quiet, and safety it takes for survivors to practice self-care, meet new goals, and dream about what they want for their family’s future.

Amenities provided in our shelter:

81% of families

served in our shelter are now in safe housing

of emergency domestic violence shelter space in Multnomah County is provided by Raphael House

70 loads of laundry

are cleaned each week in our free onsite facilities

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