Musical Benefit Sunday, Oct 26th for Rahab's Sisters!

Join us on Sunday, October 26, 2014 for a musical benefit for Rahab's Sisters! Performers include Rob Johnston and the Broken Strings, RJ Stangland, Maurice Spencer, and Blue Flags Black Grass.

Show starts at 6 pm (all ages till 8 pm). Free admission.

All artist's proceeds (a percentage of all food and drink sales) will go to Rahab's Sisters!

Donations of women's socks and new underwear and toiletries will be accepted at this event.

Come and eat, drink and hear some great music all benefiting Rahab's Sisters!! We hope to see you there!!

Volunteer Training Saturday, October 18th!

It's time again for another Rahab's Sisters training! Are you a volunteer for Rahab's Sisters? Have you been interested in finding out more about us and what we do and becoming a volunteer?

Join us on Saturday, October 18th from Noon to 2 pm for our next training. It's for current volunteers and those who might want to become one! At this training, we will meet those of you who are new, cover kitchen and supply closet basics, food handling, resources, and what to do in case of an emergency. Come and celebrate our successes, be recognized for your good work, and meet the other volunteers. This is also your chance to provide input to the board and ask all those burning questions you have been holding onto.

This training will also be a potluck so if your last name starts with: A-I, please bring a main dish; J-P, side dish; Q-Z, dessert

The location is TBA for the moment but we will let you know as soon as that is settled. Please RSVP by emailing us at

We hope to see your there! Please let us know if you have any questions.

UPDATE:  Our Volunteer Training on Saturday, Oct 18 will be at the Saints Peter and Paul Episcopal Church on Southeast 82nd Avenue (between Ash and Pine). The same place where we have our Friday evening dinners! Don't forget to RSVP if you are planning to attend!

It's Comedy Night for Rahab's Sisters Tardis Room Style!!

Join us for an all WOMEN comedy show to benefit Rahab's Sisters at the Tardis Room in Portland on Friday, September 26th. These comedians are some of the best in Portland.  Doors open at 9pm; Show at 9:30pm. Tickets are $10

Rahab's Sisters is an organization that gathers on Friday nights at Saints Peter and Paul Episcopal Church on Southeast 82nd Avenue (between Ash and Pine), from 7pm - 10pm. We serve women of all faiths and women of no faith, offering a warm safe environment with food, hot coffee, conversation, health items, and--where appropriate--prayer. Like the original Rahab, we strive to give "friendly welcome" to those who would otherwise be on the streets and in danger.  Rahab's Sisters vision is a city where all women are safe from physical and sexual exploitation.
Your Performers for the evening....

Iris Jean Gorman:
A loud audience member once said "Ohhh She's weird" during her set. Other fans have described her as "witty" and "A tiny bundle of joy" and of course "easy on the eyes" (She may or may not have made that last one up.) She can make disgusting things relatable and charming.

Christen Manville:
A young Midwestern woman living far from home, her perspective is sophisticated, but sweet, and utilizes a concise, analytic approach to find the humor that others overlook. Christen's comedic perspective combines world weary cynicism with wonder and optimism. She sees the world as damaged and confusing, but recognizes that as something to laugh about rather than a reason to wallow in despair. She shares a "Delightfully cerebral look at a lop-sided world".
Stephanie Purtle:
Stephanie is the opposite of the worst.   She comes with  the most amazing sense of timing along with the most warm warped twist on the world.  She was finalist in the Portland's Funniest Contest this summer and has been in Bridgetown.  She is a realist that will leave you wanting more as your cheeks break out from her stabbing you with jokes in your face.
Your headliner, Whitney Streed:
Whitney Streed is a comedian because if she was not, her incessant punning would have no artistic or monetary value whatsoever. She has opened for the likes of Maria Bamford, Rob Delaney and Jackie Kashian, and closed for JCPenney Portraits, but that was a long time ago. Whitney has performed in clubs, pride festivals and sketchy bars across the Pacific Northwest, as well as festivals including Portland's Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Seattle SketchFest, and the Salt Lake City Comedy Carnivale. She can be seen playing a feminist in two seasons of IFC's hit show Portlandia. In addition to doing stand-up, Whitney also produces comedy/variety shows, including the Weekly Recurring Humor Night (running since March 2011) and co-producing the satirical infotainment series known as CHAD Chats. She created and maintains the PDX Comedy Blog. She likes glitter.

For tickets go to:  Brown Paper Bag Tickets

Burgerville Returns!!!

See you at the Burgerville on NE 82nd & Glisan on August 20th. The benefit for Rahab's Sisters starts at 5pm and runs until 8pm...;10% of your purchase during those hours is donated to Rahab's Sisters. What a deal!

Community Forum: What Religious Leaders Don't Know about Domestic & Sexual Violence

Why it matters what religious leaders don't know about domestic & sexual violence. Find out details by clicking here. This is a free event that community and faith leaders are invited to.

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Waiting Lists to open July 9-12 at 23 Public Housing Apartment Communities

Home Forward is opening waiting lists at more than half of its public housing apartment communities between July 9 and 12. The agency organizes public housing waiting lists by apartment community and bedroom size. The waiting lists opening are at 23 communities across Multnomah County, and the mix includes lists for one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments. Follow this link for more information.

Please share this information to those you know who are seeking housing.