Rahab's Sisters offers compassionate hospitality and a supportive presence to women marginalized by the sex industry, substance abuse, and homelessness. Our sisters are welcomed without judgement, just as they are, no strings attached, no questions asked. Our mission is to respond to our sisters in a servant spirit and to improve their lives even if it is for just a few hours on Friday evenings.
We gather on Friday nights at Saints Peter and Paul Episcopal Church on Southeast 82nd Avenue (between Stark and Burnside), 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.
Our Mother's House.
Our Mother's House is on hiatus at this time.
How can I support these Ministries?
There are many ways that individuals and organizations can support Rahab's Sisters and Our Mother's House.
Cash donations are needed to cover costs of security, food, health items, and transportation vouchers for those we serve. Our mailing address for donations is: PO Box 22443, Milwaukie OR 97269-2443. There is a PayPal button if you wish to donate using that method.
We try to serve a high-protein, hot meal to the women who come to us. You or your organization might like to provide a monthly or quarterly meal, or donate staples such as coffee or sugar.
We are always in need of laundry soap and toilet tissue as well as personal items such as tampons, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and new underwear and stockings. Our Mother's House is needful of infant formula, diapers (all sizes) and clothing for infants through age 3.
Volunteer your Time
There are a variety of volunteer opportunities for women who would like to participate in this ministry. For more information, please fill out the volunteer application.