Rahab's Sisters offers "Radical Hospitality" and a supportive presence to women marginalized by the sex industry, domestic violence, poverty, 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. Rahab's Sisters is theologically informed but not faith based.
We gather 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--when appropriate--prayer. Like the original Rahab, we strive to give "friendly welcome" to those who would otherwise be on the streets and in danger.
How can I support Rahab's Sisters?
As an all-volunteer non profit with no paid staff, we always welcome support from the community. Ways that individuals and organizations can support Rahab's Sisters are:
Cash donations are needed to cover costs of security, food and personal hygiene supplies for those we serve. Our mailing address for donations is: PO Box 90234, Portland OR 97290-0234. There is a PayPal button on our home page 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, tea 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 socks..
Volunteer your Time
There are a variety of volunteer opportunities for women who would like to participate. For more information, please fill out the volunteer application.