Portland, OR 97205 Provider Phone Number:503-535-3266 Website: www.ywca-pdx.org/dv_about_yoda_house.html
Description:Crisis Line: 503-535-3269
Mission & Services
The YWCA of Greater Portland strives to eliminate racism and discrimination in all its forms and provides growth, education and leadership opportunities for women and families. Yolanda House further strives to empower survivors to achieve personal safety, self-sufficiency, and a renewed sense of hope. We continually endeavor to help end domestic violence within our society through personal advocacy and education.
YWCA of Greater Portland created Yolanda House with the help of many community members and organizations to help those escaping domestic violence to survive. As part of the Domestic Violence community, we are saving lives and empowering women to reclaim their dignity and freedom.
Yolanda House Provides:
Emergency shelter to over 100 adult and child survivors per year
24-Hour crisis line - 2,261 crisis calls per year and 4,652 information and referral calls last year
Outreach and education
A home-like emergency shelter in a confidential location. Each family has their own room; single survivors have their own room or may share with one other survivor.
24-Hour staff available to shelter residents
Emergency food and clothing assistance
Emergency transportation assistance within the Portland area
Domestic Violence advocacy including referrals for legal resources
Advocacy with relocation and address confidentiality programs
Child and teen advocacy
Safety planning for adults and children
Domestic violence support groups
Play spaces for children including a play room and an outdoor playground
Teen-dedicated space to play games, do homework, and create art
Computer resource center for survivors looking for housing and employment
Do you have items to donate? Contact Yolanda House For Women and Children at the phone number provided above to see if they can use any items you may have to donate.
Shelter Information Last Update Date: 2010-12-27 12:00:48 Important: Many of these shelters now have waiting lists. Please call before going to them. Many waiting lists are very long. Shelters and service also go out of business. Always call ahead to confirm that this location is still active. If you find that this location is no longer operating, please send us a comment using the form below.
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If you are looking to volunteer for the holidays, please contact Yolanda House For Women and Children at the phone number provided.