West Women's and Children's Domestic Violence Shelter

Mission of The Salvation Army West Women's and Children's Shelter. Create a safe and nurturing environment for survivors to realize their potential for healing and growth as we work together to end domestic violence.
Sep 15, 2011

Project Report

Since 1980, The West Women’s and Children’s Shelter has provided a safe, nurturing environment, emergency and transitional housing, and support services to domestic violence survivors and their children in the Portland area.  Our programs include:

Emergency Shelter/Assessment Program for victims of domestic violence and homeless women and children:  24-hour-a-day emergency housing, food, and clothing for 60 days. 

Transitional Housing Program:  Transitional housing for single women and children up to 24 months with a focus on self sufficiency and goal planning.

Family and Children’s Program: Therapeutic childcare services including the Portland Children’s Intervention Program (PChiP), a program that was developed with funding from the City of Portland to help small Children who have witnessed domestic violence. 

 Additional Client Support includes advocacy, parenting classes, culturally specific domestic violence groups, childcare, GED tutoring and preparation, self defense and safety workshops, educational support, employment and housing resources, drug and alcohol support groups and many other services.

The generous donations received via www.globalgiving.org has continued to sustain these services for domestic violence survivors and we are very grateful for the ongoing support for this project.

Jun 16, 2011

West Women's and Children's Shelter Project Report


As of June 2011 we have raised $2,200 to support our emergency shelter services for domestic violence survivors and their families.  These funds have covered the bed night expenses related to offering shelter and meeting the needs of the residents of West Women's and Children’s Shelter. 

We have continued to have an increase of survivors seeking shelter and unfortunately there are 350 requests for shelter each month which we are unable to serve.   We work to create safety plans for each survivor who are unable to access shelter.

Recent quotes from residents of West Women's and Children's Shelter "this program saved my life" and "I thank you all for allowing me another opportunity to get on my feet!  I am truly grateful"


Jun 1, 2011

End of Project report

We are ending the Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2010 project.  We were able to raise funds to support women and children residing in our domestic violence shelter.  These funds help cover the expenses for bednights at shelter and the costs associated to shelter such as food, child care, and advocacy.  This support is much apprectaied and with your help we were able to house up to 60 women and children during this period.