The West Coast’s First Domestic Violence Shelter
Who We Are
Bradley Angle was incorporated in Portland Oregon in 1975 as one of the first emergency shelters in the country, and the first domestic violence shelter on the west coast. Our name honors two women who lost their lives to interpersonal violence – Sharon Bradley and Pam Angle.
In the 39 years since first opening its doors, Bradley Angle has evolved into a multi-faced organization providing a broad continuum of essential services to survivors of domestic violence and their children, including residential and community based options.
Bradley Angle is devoted to building communities that are free from domestic violence and oppression, where loving, compassionate, and equitable relationships exist for all people.
Bradley Angle’s mission is to serve all people affected by domestic violence. We place any person experiencing or at risk for domestic violence at the center of our services and provide support for safety, education, empowerment, healing, and hope.
As we work to bring an end to domestic violence, Bradley Angle embraces the following values:
We believe that everyone has a right to live free from violence and abuse. We value the dignity and personal story of everyone who comes to us for support and believe that survivors of domestic violence should be treated respectfully and have control over their own lives. We strive to offer inclusive and accessible programs for survivors of diverse cultures, backgrounds, experiences, and lifestyles. We are committed to compassionate care and participant-centered services that recognize their strengths and resiliencies. We know that domestic violence doesn’t just impact individuals and families, but the whole community. Responding effectively must involve the community. We aim to work collaboratively wherever and whenever possible. We acknowledge current and historical inequities and work towards ending oppression. We are always learning and have a hungry appetite for innovation.
There are some children who can narrate their entire history of domestic violence through their actions.
When 4-year old Isaac came to shelter, his verbal skills were delayed, common for many young children who have witnessed domestic violence. He hit, slapped, spit, and pulled hair of all other female participants- both child and adult- as easily as waving “hi”. Isaac would frequently throw his... Read More »
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BRADLEY ANGLE•5432 N. Albina Ave.•Portland, OR 97217•503.232.1528