YWCA Domestic Violence Shelter, Closed for Budget Cuts, Reopens as Group Home


The YWCA Yolanda House—closed as an emergency shelter for women fleeing domestic violence in February—has a new mission.WW wrote about Yolanda House’s struggles in a Feb. 6 cover package about violence against women. Women could go to Yolanda House in emergency cases, and stay in the secure facility for up to 60 days.Now, the shelter is being run by Oregon City-based Recovery Association Project ...   More
Friday, May 10, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Gimme Shelter

The YWCA is closing its emergency domestic-violence shelter, but officials hope a new strategy will help cushion the loss.

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Every day at 9 am, the Portland Women’s Crisis Line website updates the availability at the city’s four emergency shelters. Most mornings, it’s the same answer: no vacancy. Despite that se   More
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD


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