THE GATEWAY CENTER FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES CAN HELP.
The Gateway Center services can aid you in determining what decisions you would like to make.
At The Gateway Center you can meet with a Navigator (Advocate) and learn about services and resources that are available to you.
The helpers at the Gateway Center understand.
You will be treated with respect and kindness while you are seeking help and support.
here are barriers that may stop or slow you from seeking help.
Navigators at the Gateway Center can offer information, resources and support in the following areas:
* Crisis and Safety Planning
* Restraining Order Applications
* Crime Reporting and Prosecution
* Adult, Teen and Children Support Groups
* Spiritual Support
* Financial Planning
* Interpretation and Culturally Appropriate Advocacy
The following programs/agencies have co-located their services to the Gateway Center for participant's convenience so it is easier for your access.
Catholic Charities' El Programa Hispano Proyecto UNICA provides culturally specific advocacy and services for Spanish-speaking individuals and families affected by domestic violence.
As a part of El Programa Hispano of Catholic Charities, Project UNICA (Un Nuevo Inicio para Concluir de Abuso/ A New Beginning to End Abuse) provides support, advocacy and opportunity for self-empowerment to Latina/o survivors of domestic and sexual violence, assisting them to exercise informed life choices free of violence and oppression. Project UNICA operations the UNICA Crisis Line, which is the first crisis line in Spanish in Multnomah County. The services to survivors of domestic and or sexual violence include:
- 24 hour, 7 days a week, Spanish Language Crisis Line
- Case Management and Advocacy
- Spanish Language Support Groups
- Parenting Support
- Community Education
- Assistance for petitioners of restraining and stalking orders
Project UNICA believes that violence is a result of attitudes of power and control. Project UNICA maintains that violence results when people unjustly exercise their power over others. Therefore, all oppressive behaviors must be simultaneously addressed. Our approach in serving the community is based on the principle that all human beings have the right to live in a safe and healthy environment, free of threats, sexual harrassment and all types of abuse in their lives.
Catholic Charities as a whole has other programs that are available to the community as well including: Immigration Legal Services, Refugee Resettlement, Disaster Relief Services, Housing Transition Services, Human Trafficking Outreach and Support, Elizabeth House Maternity Home, Caritas Housing Development, Health Care Employee Assistance, Project Rachel and Pregnancy Support and Adoption. To inquire more specifically regarding any of these services, the weblink is provided
http://www.catholiccharitiesoregon.org/ or you may call Catholic Charities General Phone number at 503-231-4866.
Bradley Angle Healing Roots Center provides advocacy and support in domestic violence to African Immigrants and African American communities.
Bradley Angle's mission is to offer survivors of domestic violence and sexual violence options for safety, empowerment, healing and hope, while collaborating with our communities to create social change.
The Healing Roots Center was developed in 2006 to address the needs of the African Immigrant and African-American survivors of domestic violence. The Healing Roots Center is the only drop-in center in Oregon focusing on African and African-American communities dedicated to the empowerment of black women and their children who have survived domestic and sexual violence. Current offerings at The Healing Roots Center include:
- Case Managment and Advocacy
- Domestic Violence Support Groups
- Mental Health and Counseling
- Support for Children and Youth
- Parenting Classes
- Yoga for Survivors
Bradley Angle was founded in 1975 as the first West Coast's domestic violence emergency shelter and first domestic violence shelter in the country. Sharon Bradley and Pam Angle who lost their lives fleeing domestic violence, an event that inspired local women to create the initial shelter program. In rooted in Bradley Angle is a youth program, support group, transition services, case management, scattered HUD horizon voucher sites, community based services, LGBTQI advocacy support to domestic violene and empowerment classes.
For more information the weblink is provided http://bradleyangle.org/
Phone Numbers to offices of Bradley Angle
Administrative Office: 503-232-1528
The Healing Roots Center:503-595-9591
Transitions Services:503-595-9591 ex. 309
Community Based Services: 503-595-9591 ex. 304
LGBTQ Services:503-595-9591 ex. 305
The Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA) provides domestic violence advocacy and support services that are culturally appropriate for participants of Native American background and its community.
The Healing Circle works to end the silence around the issue of domestic and sexual violence by promoting community strength, respect, and balance in relationships. The Healing Circle works to reinforce the fact that domestic violence is not, nor ever has been, a traditional Native American value. The Healing Circle provides a wide array of services including:
- safety planning
- housing stabilization
- crisis intervention and advocacy
- ongoing support groups
- educational services
Additionally, we work with local programs to facilitate safety planning, provide transportation when needed, provide emergency hotel vouchers, and assure the practice of culturally relevant services in local shelters. We provide assistance with filling out and filing temporary restraining orders and child custody orders, and we also help with housing and benefits issues. Domestic violence support groups meet every Thursday, 6:00 pm to 7:30 p.m. These support groups are closed groups held off-site for confidentiality.
NAYA was founded in 1974 by parents seeking to provide cultural sports opportunities for Native American children. NAYA's key values are: 1. Believe that traditional cultural values are integral to regaining sovereignty and building self-esteem. 2. Promote healthy living through positive alternatives to high risk behaviors and promote the values of sobriety, family services, employment, housing and community development programs, gang prevention and homeless youth services.
For more information about specific services, the weblink is provided http://www.nayapdx.org/ or call the General Phone number at 503-288-8177.
Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization's (IRCO) Refugee and Immigrant Family Strengthening Program (RIFS) provides culturally appropriate services and support for immigrant and refugee survivors of domestic violence.
The RIFS program started in 1998 at IRCO which started in 1976. The RIFS program came into process due to the tremendous amount of immigrants and refugees coming into the Tri-County area that were victims of abuse and didn't know where and how to get services and resources because of their cultural and language barriers. This may include survivors who are born in the United States but still have language and cultural barriers as well.
- bilingual/bicultural case management
- crisis intervention
- one on one client advocacy and support
- access to emergency and support services
- community outreach and education
- support groups catered for immigrant and refugees
IRCO was pioneered in 1976. In order to meet the community development and social adjustment needs of refugee and immigrant families, IRCO began to expand its service range in 1987 to include a variety of social services while at the same time retaining and strengthening existing services in training, employment, economic development and interpretation and translation. IRCO has many programs and home buildings around the community. Programs include, family support and advocacy services, Healthy Start Program, Refugee Resettlement, Pre-Employment Training Program, Youth mentoring, gang prevention services, senior and disabled support and advocacy, and many more. IRCO has community buildings in the tri-county area such as; Asian Family Center, Africa House, IRCO Skills Center, IRCO Senior Center and the Main IRCO building on Glisan Street. For more information specifically on services, programs and their community buildings, the weblink is provided at
http://www.irco.org/ or you may call their general line at 503-234-1541.
| The Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (EMO) established Russian Oregon Social Services (ROSS) in 1994 to serve the needs of this Russian-speaking population and have been providing culturally-specific domestic violence services since 1998. ROSS’s mission is to increase the awareness and understanding of domestic and sexual violence in the Russian-speaking community and provide support, advocacy and opportunity for self-empowerment to survivors. ROSS is the only organization in Portland that serves the fastest-growing immigrant and refugee population from the former Soviet Union, in Oregon and southwest Washington.
The ultimate program goal is to change social attitudes and perspectives of domestic and sexual violence within the Russian-speaking community. Our vision is that social change of the Russian-speaking community eventually will lead to a significant decrease in domestic violence in this community. The service delivery is respectful, easily accessible, non-intrusive and focuses on safety and confidentiality for the victim. The current domestic and sexual violence program offers the following:
- 24/7 crisis line
- information and agency referrals
- case management services including crisis intervention
- emergency client assistance
- free mental health counseling
- legal assistance
- translation and advocacy on behalf of clients while working with mainstream providers
- domestic violence and sexual assault support groups
- cross-cultural education for mainstream providers
- housing and educational assistance
- mentorship program
In addition, there are other available support services to ease the adjustment to life in the U.S. for the Russian-speaking community such as:
- ESL classes
- an in-home tutoring program
- breast and cervical cancer education and support
- access to free dental care
For more information regarding Eucumenical Ministries of Oregon and specifics to their programs and other services offered in the community, please use the weblink provided http://www.emoregon.org/ or call the general phone number at 503-221-1054.
YWCA of Greater Portland provides support and advocacy, case management to participants seeking referral, information and resources coming to the Gateway Center.
The YWCA has provided critical services to women and their families since 1901. YWCA delivers a range of assistance to meet the needs of a diverse population of abuse survivors, seniors, women in transition, youth and other community members. YWCA also operates a shelter named Yolanda House since 1998. Yolanda House is a 22-bed facility. The shelter services food, hygiene products, clothing, crisis support, facilitation and preparation of restraining orders, and advocacy and services in line with being housed at Yolanda House. The mission of YWCA of Greater Portland is to empower survivors to achieve personal safety, self-sufficiency, and a renewed sense of hope for a better future. Our educational and outreach goal seek to reduce the incidence of violence in our community.
Our core programs link across these four integrated service areas to provide housing, life skills, and advocacy for survivors of domestic violence and their children as well as women transitioning from incarceration. We also support seniors by providing resources which allow them to maintain their independence, and prepare children to thrive in today multicultural world through innovative camp and educational programs.
Other programs at YWCA include transitional housing, Youth/Camp Programs, Senior services, energy assistance, health and fitness center and rent space at the YWCA. For more information regarding specific programs and services please use the weblink provided
To reach the YWCA's Downtown Center, which includes the following:
- Administrative Offices
- Youth and Camp Programs
- Transitional Services
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Health and Fitness at the 10th Avenue Athletic Club
- Please call 503.294.7400
If you are in crisis and need immediate information and assistance regarding an abusive situation after the Gateway hours please call YWCA's 24-hour crisis line at 503.535.3269.
If you are a senior and are looking for support, please call our Senior Services Program at 503.988.3840 and ask for the YWCA Senior Services.
If you are in need of Energy Assistance please call: 503.721.6760.
http://www.ywca-pdx.org/ or call: