Together we raised over $375,000!
Last Thursday, more than 550 viewers tuned in to hear powerful survivor stories at our first ever Virtual Gala. Together this community raised an incredible $375,000 to fund our life-saving and life-changing services  including a phenomenal $50,000 Impact Award from ninety-nine girlfriends.

We are deeply grateful to everyone who joined, supported, and helped make this possible — including all our generous sponsors and donors!
Learn about Shaykeishya's incredible journey, from survivor to staff member, in this beautiful video (fast forward to 1:18:30) that was part of our live Gala broadcast.
At the Gala, we heard from Shaykeishya. Now a Domestic Violence Recovery Mentor on our staff, she shared her own experience as a survivor and the impact of living in our emergency shelter with her kids 10 years ago.

Shaykeishya said, "I had somebody on my side, and I had never had that before. So, it was extremely important and powerful in that moment. It helped me able to see that there was life outside of my abuse… That stayed with me. It’s still with me.”

Thank you for being part of a community that lets survivors know there is always someone on their side!
If you are moved by the stories you hear, please share the recording with your friends and colleagues, so they can learn about our life-saving work.
Missed the event? It's not too late to donate and support survivors!
Photos from our first ever Virtual Gala
Behind the cameras at this year's live broadcast with our co-host and auctioneer Kelly Russell of Artisan Auctions.
Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum started the evening with a encouraging message of support for survivors and Raphael House.
Our special guests at last year's Gala, survivors AngeLeah and Destiny, joined us to share more of their story.
Our long-time emcee and friend Brenda Braxton returned to co-host from the KGW studios.
Executive Director Emmy Ritter explained our three areas of service: emergency services, ongoing support, and prevention education.
Our private Zoom viewing rooms brought together special guests from across the state, like this group hosted by sponsor Oxley & Associates and Raphael House Board Secretary Courtney Lee.
Thanks to all the elected officials who joined and supported this year's event!
Guests watched, celebrated, and dined from home.
The Bylines brought their musical talent to our Gala for the 6th year in a row, but for the very first time playing from a virtual stage.
Our Prevention Education Coordinator Julia Tycer shared about the thousands of students her team teaches each year.
Robyn, a survivor in our Advocacy Center programming, shared how Raphael House guaranteed she (and other families) wouldn’t become homeless because of abuse.
Supporter and volunteer Pleschette Fontenet in our Virtual Red Carpet sponsored by Junior League of Portland.
Thank you to our generous sponsors:
Our gratitude to everyone who generously contributed items, services, and their time:

Raphael House Board of Directors: President Nicole Frisch, Vice President AJ Ijaz, Treasurer Michelle Erickson, Secretary Courtney Lee, Tracy Curtis, Lucas Diaz, Christine Furrer, Jane Henderson, Blerina Kotori, Chloé Mason, Sasha Petrova, Michelle Poli-Tonkin, Susanna Taylor Stewart, Kelsey Rozell, Krista Tappan, and Fr. Matthew Tate.

Virtual Table Hosts: Amy Starr Thomas, Clarity Consulting Group and Kelley Forseth, Doreeta Domke, Jane Henderson and John Holroyd, Krista Tappan, Michelle Poli-Tonkin, OnPoint Community Credit Union, Perkins Coie, R. Pasha Horiuchi, and Sophie Alweis and Lance Grebner.

Auction and event donors: AJ and Samina Ijaz, Avid Cider, Baker & Spice, Barbara Blizzard, Blerina Kotori, Books Around the Corner, Breakside Brewery, Brenda Braxton, BRONCA, The Bylines, ,Cheetah Faerie, Chelsea Cain, Chinook Winds Casino Resort, Courtney Lee, The Decemberists, Dream Cakes, Enchanted Forest Theme Park, Gabriel Rucker, Garnish Apparel, Grape Expectations, Güero, Han Oak, Sun Park, and Peter Cho, Handcrafted, The Hungry Hero, Jackalope Cellars and Corey Schuster, Jane Henderson, Chef Kerry Jones and Electric Gourmet, KGW News Channel 8, Kimberly Gutierrez, Kris Chambers, Krista Tappan, Laurie Bornstein, Le Pigeon, Linda Scott, Literary Arts, Little Conejo, Lory Sipel, Mama's Softwear, Mary Karter, Matthew Ives, Michelle Erickson, New Cascadia Traditional Bakery, New Deal Distillery, New Seasons Market Hawthorne, Nicole Frisch, NW Wine Company and Jessica Endsworth, Pastini Pastaria, Pizzeria Otto, The Pressing Plant and Sheri Hood, Rachel Hofmann, Ram Cellars and Vivianne Marks, Rhone Street, Sasha Petrova, She Bop, Smith Teamaker, Storm Large, Tails & Trotters, Unicorn Bakeshop, Westward Whiskey, Widmer Brothers Brewing, and Willamette Valley Vineyards.

Thanks also to participating survivors, our staff and volunteers, and friends of Raphael House – and anyone we may have missed!