who we are
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Finding Pathways to Safety Every Day
those in need
GaThe Gateway Center for Domestic Violence Services
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
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