GaThe Gateway Center for Domestic Violence Services


for peace


those in need


from fear

The Gateway Center Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization that supports the work of the Gateway Center for Domestic Violence Services. The Gateway Center is a "one stop shop" for domestic violence survivors and their children. With support from the City of Portland and Multnomah County, Oregon and a wide variety of other partners, the Gateway Center provides a comprehensive array of services designed to mitigate and prevent the impact of family violence. More than 3500 unique survivors ask the Gateway Center for help each year. Foundation support provides critical supports often not available from any other source. It might be a ticket to safety out of town, a lock change or a safe night in the hotel; whatever the service, 100% of donations go directly to help survivors be safe. 

Finding Pathways to Safety Every Day

who we are


Our Mission

Thank you for your interest! The Foundation does not currently have any volunteer openings. The Gateway Center itself welcomes volunteers and interns! There are many different ways to help. Please contact the Gateway Center's administrative offices at the email below to schedule an appointment with a staff member so we can meet your needs as a volunteer or as a student in a hands-on learning environment. 

Below, click on "volunteer application" and if you have a resume to submit with the application, please email those two documents to:

The Foundation supports the Gateway Center's mission to prevent and reduce the impact of intimate partner violence and its subsequent trauma by providing comprehensive, survivor-centered advocacy and services within a welcoming and culturally sensitive environment. We prioritize survivors' safety, promote survivors' rights and support survivors' desires to be free from violence and abuse.

Our Partner Agencies include:

Volunteers of America Home Free

NAYA Family Center


Impact NW

Bradley Angle

Lifeworks NW

Catholic Charities El Programa Hispano

Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization

Ecumenical Ministries Russian Oregon Social Services

Multnomah County District Attorney's Office

Oregon Dept. of Human Services Self-Sufficiency

Legal Services of Oregon Portland Regional Office

The Portland Police Bureau

coming soon: Find your inner power by h‚Äčelping others 


The Gateway Center


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