Reflecting on our impact in 2020
The numbers are in, and we are so proud to share that with your help, we were able to support 889 survivors of domestic violence (adults and kids alike) last year!
 
Not only that, but our Prevention Education team taught 2,046 teens and adults about equitable relationships and consent in online classrooms.
 
In the face of a global pandemic, and with rates of abuse spiking worldwide, our life-saving services have never been more critical. And thanks to our amazing donors, volunteers, and partners – that’s you! – Raphael House has continued to be a lifeline for families throughout it all. 
 
Here's just a glimpse at what we did together!
Responding to crisis
"You guys saved my life and my son's life, and for that I am truly grateful." -Maggie, survivor and recent shelter resident
Our advocates work 24/7 to make sure survivors in our shelter and in the community always have access to the resources and support they deserve. 
Ensuring health, housing, and safety
"I feel so cared for. Since COVID began, I haven't had contact with many people. I've mainly communicated with advocates at Raphael House, and I appreciate that so much." -Brandi, survivor
For survivor families who've fled abuse, the pandemic has threatened the safety and security that they have worked so hard for. In response, we adjusted our services in 2020, providing more food, hygiene items, and rent and utility assistance than ever before – so survivors across our community can stay stable, healthy, and housed!
Building strong foundations
"My kids have gotten a lot of help learning how to make good decisions, move on, and stay safe." -Marcus, survivor and housing program participant
Everything we do at Raphael House is geared toward creating a future without domestic violence! This includes teaching high school students how to practice consent and have safe, equitable relationships, and being a resource for youth in our shelter and across our programs as they heal from abuse and move forward with their lives.
We are only able to do this crucial work because of our big-hearted donors! Please consider setting up a monthly gift, so we know your support is there and can plan for whatever comes our way.
Raphael House of Portland provides life-saving shelter and wraparound support for domestic violence survivors of all gender identities, helping families end the cycle of violence and obtain the housing, employment, and stability they deserve. We also prevent abuse and sex trafficking through education in local schools and across the Portland area. Learn more.