The Gateway Center


GaThe Gateway Center for Domestic Violence Services

Martha Strawn Morris​, Director

Karina Rutova​, Assistant Director

Diana Lee​, Office Manager


More than 7,500 hours are volunteered for us each year and make the difference in the lives of thousands. Find out how to become a volunteer.

Mission & Values

Prevent and reduce the impact of intimate partner violence and its trauma by providing comprehensive survivor-centered advocacy and services. We prioritize safety, promote survivor rights and desires to be free from violence.

Meet our team

Domestic violence is everyone's business. Since opening in 2010, The Gateway Center has helped thousands of victims of domestic violence and their children reach safety. The City has been proud to partner with Multnomah County and other community organizations to ensure survivors can find the support and resources they need in one place: The Gateway Center.

gateway center history - under construction

2009 - Ideas start as a collective in coordinating a one stop center for victims of domestic violence

2010 - ​City of Portland and Multnomah County signs an intergovernmental agreement for operations of the Gateway Center.

2011 -The Gateway Center officially opens in September with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

2013 - The Gateway Center for Domestic Violence  establishes Charitable Foundation.
2015 - Celebration of the Gateway Center's 5-year anniversary, helping survivors of Domestic Abuse.

City of Portland Commissioner Dan Saltzman 

Our founder - site under construction